Job Opportunity with Gateshead Older People’s Assembly – Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator Gateshead Older People’s Assembly is delighted to recruit to the newly-created position of Health and Wellbeing Coordinator.  The Assembly is a small charity and we work to lower the levels of malnutrition, falls, and loneliness and social isolation affecting Gateshead residents aged 50+. For further details and to apply please follow…

Public Health Wales – Guidance on recommending exercise for older people to reduce risk of falls (2019)

This guidance is intended for anyone who works with or supports older people living in the local community, as these people are most likely to gain from strength and balance training (NICE 2013). It includes information that will help to:- • understand why physical activity is important for older people at risk of falling •…

NEW Cochrane Review: EXERCISE and FALLS PREVENTION (2019)

Its been eagerly awaited! And its here! To view the full document and download from the Cochrane Library. It confirms Sherringtons 2017 review, balance, functional and strength structured exercise programmes reduce both falls rate and number of fallers. Tai Chi may reduces both (evidence slightly less robust). Cochrane Review Images Importantly it still states there…

Exercise and Osteoporosis. Expert Statement from the Royal Osteoporosis Society (Dec 2018)

In Dec, at the ROS Conference in Birmingham, an Expert Statement on Exercise and Osteoporosis was launched. Alongside some QUICK GUIDES, the statement is for professionals working with people with Osteoporosis and promotes the positive message of DO MORE. The evidence for maintaining bone health is mostly around weight bearing impact exercise and progressive strength…

Publication – Feasibility of running the FFMOT in Physiotherapy Outpatient settings (Sept 2018)

Working with colleagues in NHS Lothian and Glasgow Caledonian University, LLT looked at the feasibility of delivering the FFMOT to change activity behaviour in older patients attending musculoskeletal outpatient clinics. This mixed-method study aimed to understand the views and perceptions of both patients and staff. Most participants felt they had learned about their abilities and…