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Introduction to the Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) and Otago Exercise Programs

Are you a physiotherapist, occupational therapist or exercise physiologist working with older adults? Are you looking to deliver an exercise program proven to prevent falls?

Attend this one-day intensive workshop, delivered by senior physiotherapist and falls specialist, Tony Petta, to learn about the LiFE and Otago programs and to acquire the skills and confidence to implement these programs with at risk clients in your clinical practice.

This workshop provides the opportunity to:

  • Learn the strength and balance principles of the LiFE and Otago programs
  • Acquire the skills and confidence to deliver the LiFE and Otago programs; including assessing participants, tailoring the program and ensuring exercises are performed safely
  • Increase your ability to be able to provide effective feedback and motivate LiFE and Otago program participants
  • Share your experience and knowledge with other clinicians in implementing exercise and activity programs when working with older adults at risk of falling.

About the Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) Program:

The LiFE program is a novel approach to exercise which aims to embed balance and strength activities within the everyday tasks of the older person. The program is best targeted towards older adults who are at risk of falling or have previously fallen and who do not have a significant cognitive impairment that would impact on their ability to exercise safely whilst unsupervised.

About the Otago Exercise Program

The Otago Exercise program is an individually tailored, home based balance and strength falls prevention program delivered to older adults by a trained instructor. The program has shown to be effective in reducing the number of falls and number of injuries resulting from falls. The Otago Exercise program is most effective and best targeted towards older adults at highest risk, including those over 80 years of age and those who have previously fallen.1

About your instructor

Tony Petta is a senior physiotherapist working in falls prevention at the Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care Unit, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. His clinical interest predominantly focuses on working with people over 65 years within the community and residential aged care setting. Tony has over 25 years of experience in the tertiary health care system.


$285.00 + GST
Fee includes the LiFE Trainer and Participant’s Manual to Prevent Falls


Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre
303 Pinjarra Rd
Mandurah, WA 6210

Date & Time

Friday  20 October 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Morning tea and lunch provided


For more information, phone 1300 30 35 40 or email Click here to download the event flyer.

To register, click here.

Stay On Your Feet WA® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the State Government through the Department of Health.

1.  Robertson, M. C., Devlin, N., Gardner, M. M., & Campbell, A. J. (2001). Effectiveness and economic evaluation of a nurse delivered   home exercise programme to prevent falls. 1: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ322 (7288), 697.

Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

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