Staying Steady

Staying Steady 

Staying Steady, Hackney's community specialist exercise programme

What we do and how to take part

We provide strength and balance training on a referral basis in small community classes. We have specialist provision for you if you've been affected by stroke, osteoporosis/ osteopina, early stage dementia or just feel you have become a little unsteady on your feet. 

Normally your GP or a physiotherapist will recommend you for one of our classes so do ask them. However, you can ask us to take part in one of our class if you are over 50 and feeling a little unsteady on your feet.

Call us on 0330 380 1013 for more information

A little bit more about us

We are a service provider within Hackney's care pathway for falls and bone health and work closely with GPs, social services, the community rehabilitation team at St Leonard's and Homerton University Hospital falls service. 

A little bit more about the reasons why you might fall

There are many reasons why you might be feeling unsteady and there are usually more than one factors involved. Here’s just a few of the more common things that can upset your sense of steadiness:

  • medications
  • weak muscles
  • vision problems
  • inner ear disturbances
  • sore feet
  • blood pressure problems
  • back pain
  • poor posture
  • bad walking habits
  • unsuitable shoes

Sometimes medical investigations are necessary, but in most cases a bit of professional advice and help can make a big difference.

If you are starting to get anxious, losing confidence, feel your balance has got worse recently or if you’ve been tripping up more than you used to, don’t ignore the signs... talk to your GP.

For more on Staying Steady see the pages linked below.