Visit the events calendar to find out what training courses or 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 including Otago, LiFE (Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise), Stepping On, Tai Chi for Arthritis. The training courses are specifically designed to improve individual’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.
Many other organisations from around the world and locally are also providing falls prevention education using video including the following;
- 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”, to provide falls related information regarding events, training opportunities, new tools and resources along with the latest in evidence in falls prevention best practice. To sign up to the Falls Prevention eNews enter your email address below.