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.
Falls Prevention eNews archive
To view a list of all previous editions of the Stay On Your Feet® Falls Prevention eNews click here.
Attend an event or training
Visit the events calendar to find out what events are happening soon.
Book a free community presentation
Stay On Your Feet® offers free presentations to community groups run by peer educators. The 45 minute presentations take the group through how they can move their body, improve their health and remove hazards to stay independent, healthy and active for as long as possible and includes a short optional DVD. To book a presentation simply call us on 1300 30 35 40 or complete the booking form and send it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our team will contact you to confirm your booking.
Strength and balance training
Are you a physiotherapist, exercise physiologist or other health professional working with older adults? Would you like to deliver a 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 professionals on the delivery of strength and balance programs including Otago, LiFE (Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise) and 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.