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Injury Matters has developed two online learning modules to support exercise and activity coodinators in delivering falls prevention strategies with older adults living in the community.
“Introduction to Falls Prevention” provides background knowledge of falls, age-related changes and how these can impact on older adults function, mobility and falls risk. While module two “Exercise Strategies and Screening for Falls Prevention” focuses on the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention exercise strategies for older adults.
Injury Matters also has online learning available for older adults. Encourage your clients or community members to complete the Move Your Body online learning module today to increase their awareness of what they can do to prevent falls.
Strength and balance training:
Are you a health or fitness professional working with older adults? Would you like to deliver an evidence-informed strength and balance exercise program for your clients?
As part of the Stay On Your Feet® program, Injury Matters can coordinate training courses that are designed to improve older adult’s strength and balance, including Otago, LiFE (Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise), Stepping On and Tai Chi for Arthritis. If you are interested in a strength and balance training event to be delivered in your area please feel free to reach out to Injury Matters.
Videos are a great way to learn and see how other practitioners deliver falls prevention strategies. To watch videos of previous local presentations and events please see our videos page.
The following links provide examples of local and global organisations who have utilised videos to deliver falls prevention education:
- STEADI toolkit: Instructional videos for health care providers
- Falls in hospital – A doctor’s guide to prevention and management
Falls prevention eNews:
The Stay On Your Feet® program has a monthly eNewsletter called “Falls Prevention eNews”. The newsletter provides information on events, training opportunities, new tools and resources related to falls prevention, along with the latest evidence in falls prevention best practice. To sign up for the Falls Prevention eNews enter your email address below.