Fall Prevention Through Exercise

Fall Prevention Through Exercise

How can we help prevent falls in the older adult?
These courses are not only helpful for physios but also for other Allied health professionals. I as an Orthotist have learn a lot from it but it definitely needs time to have a good understanding. Although these courses are online but they are equivalent to any full time course if someone really wants to learn something from it.
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Introduction

Around a third of all people aged over 65 years fall each year, but falls are not considered a normal part of aging. So why do so many older adults fall? This course will explore the causes of falls and the relationship between falls, ageing and physical inactivity. It outlines the minimum level of exercise required for well-being, explores the guidelines for exercise and considers physical activity as a population strategy.

Aims

This course outlines the risk factors for falls and provides guidelines to reduce the risk of falls in older adults

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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