FaME (PSI) and Parkinsons Disease – Evidence

Vicki Goodwin and colleagues adapted the FaME exercises for their pragmatic randomised controlled trial looking at falls prevention in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). You can view the paper here. Methods: Recruitment was from three primary and four secondary care organisations, and PD support groups in South West England. The intervention was delivered in community…

Age UK publish EXPERT SERIES on Falls Prevention – for commissioners and policy makers

Document Title: Falls Prevention Exercise – following the evidence Document Purpose: To explain the research base for falls prevention exercise to give a better understanding of the programmes that have been shown to be effective in preventing falls. Target Audience: Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health professionals, commissioners of care services, health and care service providers,…

PSI research opportunity – get involved!

We hope you will get involved with an exciting opportunity to be a part of a research programme, funded by the Medical Research Council, led by Manchester University. The research focuses on the delivery of FaME and which characteristics of programmes achieve maximum levels of sustained activity in older adults. The study is purely recruiting…

Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise Resources

  The following resources are available on the Parkinson’s Disease Society Website Drug treatments for Parkinson’s booklet This booklet is for people with Parkinson’s and their families. It gives information about the drugs most commonly used to help manage the condition. It starts with some practical points about taking Parkinson’s drugs and moves on to…

Pre-requisite Requirements for L4 REPs Status

Pre-requisite Requirements for L4 REPs Status All exercise professionals at all levels (Level 2 – Level 4) are strongly advised to take up registration with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) to  comply with  the fitness sector’s best practice recommendations for evidence of professional membership and for ensuring appropriate insurance coverage. NB: Physiotherapists working within…

Evaluation of 32 week community PSI classes in Wales 2012

Aberystwyth University and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in 2012 published an evaluation of the “Functional and Psychological Changes During a Community Based 32 Week Postural Stability Training Programme: Recommendations for Future Practice” report. The Main Fi ndings of the report were: The data strongly support the programme’s impact on patients’ functional ability, with clear improvements…