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Get Up and Go for Older People's Day

Chartered physiotherapists celebrated active living on Older People’s Day (OPD) this October by hosting wellbeing events across the UK to reduce the chances of a fall in later life.

The CSP's new Get Up and Go animation demonstrates simple exercises to help you maintain strength and stability. Keeping fit and well now and into the future will help you reduce your risk of a fall.

The exercises in the video are widely used by physios to help build strength and balance.

Physios are the key professionals to consult for advice on how to stay healthy and independent as you get older, so take a look at our free resources below.

Falls prevention resources

The Get Up and Go guide produced by Saga, in association with the CSP, and Public Health England (PHE), with substantial input from AGILE members, gives advice on how to prevent falls in later life by taking action now.  File 209460
A Get Up and Go exercise supplement featuring six exercises for staying steady  File 211676
The Your Generation leaflet and poster, which provide tips on falls prevention  File 133554

Test your own falls risk

The timed up and go video, below, helps people calculate their risk of falling. Produced with input from AGILE members, this includes an interview with chartered physiotherapist Louise McGregor.

Find a physiotherapist

If you live in the UK and want to see a physio there are two main routes to access treatment:

Find out more

For more information about how physiotherapists can help as we age, contact the CSP Enquiries Team on 020 7306 6666 or email

You can also find more advice about falls prevention on the Saga website.


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Last reviewed

22 September 2017
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