Visit the events calendar to find out what training courses and events are happening soon.
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 is coordinating training courses for health and fitness professionals on the delivery of strength and balance programs. These programs include Otago, LiFE (Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise), Stepping On, and Tai Chi for Arthritis. The training courses are specifically designed to improve older adult’s strength and balance and reduce their risk of falling.
Register to participate in a strength and balance training course or request for a strength and balance training to be held in your area via the events calendar.
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
There are a number of falls specific online training courses that you can take part in, including:
- The e-Ageing online learning tool for health professionals which was developed by the West Australian Centre for Health and Ageing. Within the tool there is a module specifically for falls which provides an interactive case study that considers care for a person who has fallen.
Falls prevention eNews:
The Stay On Your Feet® program has a fortnightly 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.