Optimising exercise programs for older people to improve balance and prevent falls
Due to the ageing population, there is a growing demand for health and fitness professionals to deliver effective exercise programs to promote health and prevent falls in older people. However, engaging and sustaining older people’s participation in falls prevention exercise programs is a continual challenge.
This course has been developed by leading falls prevention researchers and health professionals to address these challenges. It will provide participants with evidence-based practical tools and information on how to design and deliver effective falls prevention exercise programs. Participants will gain practical skills on how to assess and design exercises to improve balance, as well as strategies such as positive health messaging to promote adherence to balance exercises. The course will also include an interactive workshop on how to add variety into balance exercise programs.
|9:00am – 9:30am||Introduction and the problem of falls – A/Prof Anna Barker|
|9:30am – 10:30am||Balance systems and how to measure balance – Dr Sze-Ee Soh|
|10:30am – 10:50am||Morning Tea|
|10:50am – 11:30am||Exercises to improve balance and prevent falls – Dr Renata Morello|
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Positive health messages to increase exercise engagement – Dr Darshini Ayton|
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||Strategies to promote adherence to balance exercises – A/Prof Anne Tiedemann|
|12:30pm – 1:15pm||Lunch|
|1:15pm – 3:30pm||Falls play: adding variety into falls exercise programs – Sally Castell|
|3:30pm – 4:00pm||Panel discussion and closing remarks|
Who should attend?
-Health promotion practitioners
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