Retired Wellard nurse stars in exercise video to help stop older West Australians experiencing falls


Stay On Your Feet volunteer Annette Taylor.
Stay On Your Feet volunteer Annette Taylor.

RETIRED Wellard nurse Annette Taylor stars in an exercise video to help stop older West Australians experiencing slips, trips and falls.

Ms Taylor volunteers for Injury Matters on the Stay On Your Feet WA falls prevention program.

The former senior nurse was keen to star in the video promoting the issue of falls after seeing the devastating consequences of falls throughout her career as a nurse.

The new video hopes to reduce the number of injuries and hospital visits occurring after falls.

Currently, falls are one of the leading reasons for older West Australians being admitted to hospital, at a rate of almost three times that of road crashes.

Ms Taylor said adding simple balance exercises to daily tasks was an easy way to incorporate balance into her routine.

She often does the exercises while completing activities around the house and has seen changes in her balance since beginning her routine of balance exercises.

“I often do these balance exercises while waiting for the kettle to boil or when I have a few spare minutes at home,” she said.

“I find they are very easy to include in my day and I quickly noticed improvements in my balance.”

For more visit www.stayonyourfeet.com.au.

The Build Your Balance Exercise Video is free to order by contacting 1300 30 35 40 or info@stayonyourfeet.com.au.

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