Optimising exercise programs for older people to improve balance and prevent falls - PDM1045

Optimising exercise programs for older people to improve balance and prevent falls

Professional development short course

Engaging and sustaining older people’s participation in falls prevention exercise programs is a continual challenge for health and fitness professionals. This course has been developed by leading falls prevention researchers and health professionals to address such challenges. The course will provide delegates with practical tools and information on effective falls prevention exercise programs and public health messages.

At a glance

Date

To be confirmed 2021

Time

8:30am - 4pm

Length

1 day

Location

553 St Kilda Road

Fees

$450 incl GST

Alumni discounted fees

$405.00

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.

  • Fitness professionals
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Health promotion practitioners
  • Fitness educators
  • Health educators
  • Researchers
  • Academics