Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service – EfS Instructor Led

The Stroke Association have initiated a new ‘Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service‘ where it signposts stroke survivors to evidence based exercise options. Clients must be referred by a health professional, such as their physiotherapist, GP, stroke specialist nurse or occupational therapist. The service provides a 12 week programme of exercise and education sessions for stroke survivors, to…

PSI/OEP – New Research coming on rehabilitation following hip or pelvic fracture – Step by Step (2017)

Colleagues in Germany have published the development and protocol of an intervention for people who have had a hip or pelvic fracture that they are currently evaluating in a large RCT. Part of the combined fear of falling and exercise intervention (Step by Step) is based on FaME (particularly floor work) and Otago. You can…

FaME (PSI) reduces falls even in low risk older adults (but not OEP) – Gawler et al. 2016

Sheena Gawler has published the results on falls reduction in a low risk population of older adults after a 6 month PSI intervention and a 6 month OEP intervention. Conclusions: Community-dwelling older adults who joined an exercise intervention (FaME) aimed at increasing MVPA did not fall more during the intervention period, fell less and had…

Sedentary behaviour in Stroke – article

Prof Gillian Mead and colleagues have written an article in ‘Translational Stroke Research’ that discusses what we know about sedentary behaviour of adults with stroke, why it may be important to not only encourage more moderate physical activity but concurrently discourage prolonged sitting, and what research directions are needed to build foundational knowledge in this…

PSI sessions significantly increase habitual physical activity as well as reducing falls (ProAct65+)

New research published this week shows that FaME sessions delivered by PSIs to the general older population through primary care (not high risk fallers) for 6 months, significantly increased habitual physical activity (self reported moderate physical activity) by 15 minutes a day even a year after the intervention finishes. These sessions also significantly reduced the…

Functional Fitness MOT training – Impact Assessment 2014

The BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health have published their first year impact assessment on the Functional Fitness MOT training run in conjunction with Later Life Training and Glasgow Caledonian University. Download it now – Functional Fitness MOT impact assessment_GCU_LLT_BHFNCPAH_2014. The headlines are: The Functional Fitness MOT training programme has to-date reached over…