Active X Clinics

Edinburgh Falls Prevention

Edinburgh Falls Prevention

If you or a loved one are getting to a certain age, falling is increasingly likely. 1 in 3 people over 65 will have a fall at least once a year. Falling is one of the main reasons for trips to the Emergency room, and hospital admission.

Hospital is not a good place to be (regardless of the quality of care).

To put it bluntly, falling can be the beginning of a slippery slope.

Osteopath Gavin Routledge explaining spine 1

Reduce risk of falling

Get in touch for support on advice on how you can reduce the risk of a fall for yourself or a loved one.

Falls Prevention Clinic

Footwear and foot health

Both of these can be very relevant too, and will be assessed

Medication

Side-effects of medication can include dizziness and other symptoms which increase risk of falling.

Vision and hearing loss

This affects your balance, resulting in greater risk of falling.

Physical assessment

Let us determine your risk of falling by using cutting-edge technology - supplied by VALD health. By measuring and comparing the strength of one leg with the other, and by measuring your balance, we can predict your risk of falling.

Osteopath Gavin Routledge meeting male client min

Plan to reduce your risk of falling

Having gained all the important information, we’ll come up with a plan to reduce your risk of falling. And we’ll guide you through the process. This may include appointments with a Personal Trainer, yoga teacher, osteopath, physio and liaising with your GP.

John Cooper
John Cooper
2024-02-13
Had lower back pain and after a couple of sessions with Gavin the relief is fanastic and movement in hips is great,highly recommended
Tom Ord
Tom Ord
2024-01-29
Having recently moved to Edinburgh and with a long history of back issues, it was important for me to source a decent osteopath. Active X have been superb. As an electrician I can’t afford any downtime, and on 2 occasions they’ve sorted my back without me missing any work days. Absolute professionals. Thankyou.
P Scott
P Scott
2024-01-25
Excellent treatment, support and guidance to sort out lower back pain. App has insightful and educational information to treat and, when I get there, prevent it happening again. A real sense of shift in my behaviours as a result of the sessions with Gavin.
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
2024-01-10
I’m really impressed with the service and treatment, after a really annoying sore back and leg which appeared over Christmas. Casper has really helped to give me treatment and exercises which has eased the pain, not only that he is also a real pleasure to deal with and has a great manner, which has put me immediately at ease and makes me feel like I’m in safe hands!! Keep up the great work.
Renata Gorska
Renata Gorska
2023-12-28
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the exeptional care and treatment I received from Caspar. His professionalism, friendliness, patientce, and dedication made me feel comfortable and confident right from the start. The treatment I received was truly outstanding and has made a significant difference in my condition. I am very grateful for the improvement I have experienced under Caspar's care. Thank you very much Caspar 🙂
Emma Smyth
Emma Smyth
2023-12-13
After years of struggling i have finally found someone who actually listens and actively makes an effort to correct what i need. Couldnt recommend enough. Great people, service, and results.
Steven Tindale
Steven Tindale
2023-11-23
Not for the first time Active X have put me back on my feet. Jordan was first class in sorting out the problem. I can't recommend him highly enough.
skynia tre
skynia tre
2023-11-09
Professional service
Jacq Coghill
Jacq Coghill
2023-10-25
Just had second appointment with Gavin for upper back pain. Thorough examination and history taken. Great explanation and understanding of what’s happening and tips to alleviate the problem. Today was really interesting with gentle manipulation of joints and stretching of muscles involved. Hopeful this can be resolved.