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Applying the Otago Falls Prevention Program in Practice

Injury Matters offers falls prevention training for allied health professionals in Western Australia that work with older adults living in the community.

The Applying the Otago Falls Prevention Program in Practice training is a half-day workshop for exercise-based falls prevention, based on the international Otago Exercise Program principles. This interactive workshop explores the knowledge and skills required for allied health professionals to effectively screen, implement, and assess the outcome of exercise-based falls prevention interventions. Each workshop includes the following content:

  • Background and impact of falls
  • Risk factors for falls and age-related changes
  • Postural stability and orientation
  • Falls risk assessment and screening tools
  • Classification of faller types
  • Multifactorial assessment
  • Strength and balance for falls prevention
  • Otago program principles, limitations, and adaptations
  • Outcome measurement tools
  • Stay On Your Feet® program

All workshops are delivered by a Registered Physiotherapist.

Workshop duration: 3 hours

Workshop format: In-person

This workshop can be delivered in the Perth Metropolitan area and, with notice, regional Western Australia. Please contact the Injury Matters team via [email protected] for any questions about regional delivery.

Please note: The organisation placing a workshop booking must provide a suitable venue, consisting of the following requirements: Room size that allows for group activities, chairs, desks (preferred), screen or projector with laptop connectivity and audio speakers, and internet access.

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for allied health professionals with an interest in exercise and older adults, including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, and Registered Nurses.

Cost: $550 per workshop (inclusive of GST)

Payment: Injury Matters will arrange payment via invoice upon workshop confirmation.

Learning objectives:

  1. Increased awareness of falls prevalence and why it is important to prevent falls.
  2. Increased knowledge of the ageing process and other health conditions impact on falls risk.
  3. Increased knowledge of multifactorial assessment for those older adults at risk of falls.
  4. Increased knowledge to implement a therapeutic intervention to address risk factors identified in the multifactorial assessment.
  5. Increased awareness of the Otago Falls Prevention Program.

What do participants have to say about this workshop?

“Good to see how a simple program can be delivered to our community easily.”

“Well presented, very professional. Would recommend for all professionals.”

“They [training concepts] fit nicely with the group programs our service is already delivering.”

“Evidence-based and relevant, thank you.”

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