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Falls Prevention Essentials: Online Modules for Health Professionals

Do you work in the exercise and fitness industry with older adults in the community?  Did you know that exercise-based interventions, such as building strength and balance, are some of the best ways to prevent falls in older adults? It’s essential to upskill on falls prevention knowledge, the latest research, how to identify and screen for falls risk, exercise strategies to prevent falls, and tools and resources that health professionals can use to help prevent falls in older adults. 

As time-poor individuals living in a fast-paced world, learning on the go has never been needed more. However, evidence-based and online interactive professional development training is rarely available, let alone free. Due to the growing need for self-paced and interactive professional development opportunities for health professionals, Injury Matters has developed two free online learning modules for you to complete anytime, anywhere! 

The Stay On Your Feet® online modules provide professionals with background knowledge of falls, age-related changes and how these can impact an individual’s function, mobility and fall risk.  

Introduction to Falls Prevention

This eLearning module consists of ten self-paced lessons, with a quiz and a survey on completion. Individuals who complete the quiz and survey will receive a certificate of completion for the eLearning module. Content that is covered in this module:

  • Falls and why falls prevention is important
  • The ageing process, health conditions, and their impact on falls risk
  • The impact of gait, balance, strength, and flexibility on falls risk
  • Identifying falls risk among older adults
  • How to implement safe exercise practice within your work
  • Falls prevention resources and information

Exercise Strategies and Screening for Falls Prevention

This eLearning module consists of six self-paced lessons, with a quiz and a survey on completion. Content that is covered in this module:

  • Assessing falls risk
  • How to assess gait, mobility, strength, and balance
  • The importance of exercise for falls prevention in older adults
  • Special considerations and safety precautions when designing exercises for older adults
  • Important components of a falls prevention exercise program
  • Existing evidence-based falls prevention programs for older adults

Injury Matters also has a Move Your Body online learning module to increase older adults’ knowledge of the importance of strength and balance for healthy ageing. As health professionals, equipping older adults with the knowledge and awareness of falls prevention strategies is critical to influence healthy behaviours. 

Develop your skills and understanding of falls prevention. Upon completion of the modules, you will receive a participation certificate at the end of each module and gain valuable insight into evidence-based strategies to prevent falls. Start learning today! 

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