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April Falls 2024: Better Balance for Fall Prevention

April Falls Month®begins this April 2, and is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of falls and the latest best practice fall prevention strategies.

Last updated: 20 March 2024
  • Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 9:00 am
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 5:00 pm
  • Various locations in person and online
  • Free
  • Fallsnetwork
  • Register here

The overall campaign of our annual April Falls month is to get active and improve balance for fall prevention.

It’s well known that poor balance and strength will affect a person’s mobility and put them at an increased risk of a fall. So by improving balance and strength, people can reduce their risk of falling and suffering a fall-related injury. Research has shown that exercise of any type has been shown to reduce the risk of falling by 23%.

Our page has been created to make it easy for you to find local exercise programs or Health professionals such as a Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist or Fitness trainer. We have also developed resources for Health Professionals to use to help you receive the latest evidence-based care. If you need advice on how to get started, speak to your local GP, Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist. Start slow and build up gradually. Every bit helps.

Find an April Falls event near you.