A training course for health and exercise professionals in the delivery of the evidence based Otago strength and balance exercise programme to reduce falls in frailer older people. A collaboration with Professor John Campbell and Dr Clare Robertson of Otago University, New Zealand and with Julie Whitney of Kings College Hospital Trust, London, UK.
The course is designed for professionals working with frailer older people with a history of falls in the community (e.g. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists & L3 GP Referral Qualified Exercise Instructors (or those working towards this qualification). It has also been shown recently to also significantly increase moderate physical activity and reduce falls in the general older population (primary prevention).
In special circumstances Nurses, Therapy Assistants, Health Care Assistants & Support Workers, Health Managers and Leisure Managers can also enrol.
The course is designed for those who have previously undertaken learning at an advanced level and who have some background of exercise delivery with older people. The course is based on the FaME and Otago exercises, both of which reduce falls significantly.