Physiotherapy is key in helping older people to stay healthy and independent through preventing and reducing falls"
Events took place at local health centres, parks or community centres throughout the day.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has also developed a number of free resources to help you stay fit and healthy to mark OPD. These include:
- The Get Up and Go guide produced by Saga, in association with the CSP and Public Health England (PHE) and with substantial input from AGILE members, gives advice on how older people can prevent falls and stay steady
- The Get Up and Go exercise supplement featuring six exercises for staying steady
- The Timed Up and Go video which helps calculate a person's risk of falling. Produced with input from AGILE members, this includes an interview with chartered physiotherapist Louise McGregor
- The Your Generation leaflet, which provide tips on falls prevention
For more information about how physiotherapists celebrated OPD contact the CSP Enquiries Team on 020 7306 6666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a physiotherapist
If you live in the UK and want to see a physio there are two main treatment routes:
It is also sometimes possible to access physiotherapy treatment through other routes, such as an employer or charities.