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.
Presented by the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CRE-PS), this course has been developed by leading falls prevention researchers and health professionals to provide participants with evidence-based practical tools and information on how to design and deliver effective falls prevention exercise programs.
|9:00am – 9:45am||
The problem of falls and a review of balance systems |
– Dr Sze-Ee Soh
|9:45am – 10:30am||
Exercises to improve balance and prevent falls |
– Dr Renata Morello
|10:30am – 11:00am||Morning Tea|
|11:00am – 11:30am||Positive health messages to increase exercise engagement – Dr Darshini Ayton|
|11:30am – 12:00pm||
Motivational interviewing |
– Dr Elizabeth Pritchard
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||
Strategies to promote adherence to balance exercises |
– A/Prof Anne Tiedemann
|12:30pm – 1:15pm||Lunch|
|1:15pm – 2:00pm||WORKSHOP 1: Importance of balance testing|
|2:00pm – 2:30pm||WORKSHOP 2: Exercises to improve balance and case study discussion|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Panel discussion and closing remarks|
Who should attend?
Fitness professionals, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical practitioners, health promotion practitioners, fitness educators, health educators, researchers, academics.
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