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Falls and Balance Clinic (Gold Coast Health)

All referrals via the Central Intake Unit    Ph 1300 668 936      Fax  1300 668 536

The Falls and Balance Clinic provides a Geriatrician led multi-disciplinary outpatient service catering for clients presenting with geriatric syndromes resulting in falls.

Falls and Balance Clinic clients undergo a comprehensive multidisciplinary falls risk assessment aimed at early diagnosis, initial care planning, recommended preventative treatment and timely referral to appropriate community services.
 

Eligibility-
  • Recent recurrent falls or near falls and/or signifcant balance or gait instability 
  • Falls with significant complications (skin tears, extensive soft tissue bruising or fractures)
  • Falls with presentations to primary care providers, emergency department or non-government organisations
Services offered:
  • Full diagnostic clinic
  • Multidisciplinary referral

Pre-requisite Tests
BC
E.LFT
TSH
Vit D
B12
Folate
Magnesium

Any of the following test results if undertaken in the past 12 months
  • Bone Densitometry
  • CT Head
  • XR Spine
  • ECHO
  • Holter
  • EEG
  • EMG
  • Nerve Conduction Study
Please also attach any previous Specialist or Allied Health reports eg Neurology, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Physiotherapy
 
 

 

Suitable for

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Target Groups

  • Elderly

Services Provided

  • -

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