This workshop is essential learning for anyone treating people over the age of 50 years.
25% of people in their 60s and 40% of people in their 70s suffer at least one fall each year.
Targeted exercise can reduce a person’s risk of falling by 40%.
Why you should attend this workshop?
This workshop will provide you with the skills and tools you need to effectively identify patients at risk of falling.This workshop will provide you with:
- Evidence based practice in balance and falls prevention
- Education & training in the use of balance screening tools
- Assessment forms you can use with your patients
- Exercises to improve your patients’ balance and reduce falls risk
- Referral information for high risk fallers
This one-day workshop is specifically designed for Allied Health Professionals as well as anyone who prescribes exercises for people over the age of 40 years. This workshop has been designed to introduce you to the latest research in falls risk for people living independently in the community. In this workshop, you will learn how to perform reliable and valid special tests to assess your patients balance and risk of falling. You will also learn what constitutes a balance specific exercise and how to prescribe balance exercises for your patients.
About the Facilitator
Meghan Ambrens has a background in Myotherapy and Clinical Pilates Rehabilitation. Meghan is interested in improving the health behaviours of people through physical activity, particularly related to falls prevention and chronic disease. With over 11 years of clinical experience and 9 years of lecturing and teaching, Meghan is a skilled health professional and presenter. Meghan was part of a research team at Monash University which studied the effectiveness of Pilates for falls prevention in community dwelling adults. Meghan is a current PhD candidate, has a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Commerce.
Date: Sunday December 3, 2017 (9-4pm)
PDPs: 7 Pts
Venue: THINK Education, SSNT (Fitzroy, VIC)
To book: Download a Flyer for the Assessment and Exercise for an Ageing Population and complete the registration form and email to [email protected]