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Marching into the Move Your Body campaign

Injury Matters has officially marched into the three-month Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign across Western Australia. The Move Your Body campaign will run from 1st March- 31st May 2024, encouraging older adults to build their balance and strengthen their legs through fun, regular exercises to prevent falls and support healthy ageing.

As part of the natural ageing process, balance and strength can begin to decline from age 40, which influences the risk of falling. Fortunately, exercise is one of the most effective strategies to lower this risk.

What does the campaign have in store for older adults in WA?

Older adults can look forward to a series of community events throughout the campaign, delivered in partnership with the City of Vincent, City of Cockburn, Rossmoyne Waters Village and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. These free events will include strength and balance exercise demonstrations, Tai Chi sessions, guest speakers with tips and tricks on how to prevent falls, and other fun activities to promote healthy ageing. Keep an eye out on our events page for more information on upcoming Move Your Body community events.

Finding activities you enjoy to build your balance and strengthen your legs is important. If events aren’t your thing, check out the eDirectory to find strength and balance activities and classes near you. Or you can complete the Move Your Body online learning module at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.

You can also look forward to seeing these guys on Channel 7, GWN television and our social media throughout the state!

What does the campaign have in store for health and community workers?

Health professionals can expect a suite of Move Your Body themed training opportunities on offer throughout the campaign, starting with the Tai Chi for Arthritis: Falls Prevention Instructor Training and an Active Balance for Falls Prevention training for fitness professionals in the Perth area.

We also deliver On-Demand training and presentations to community, health, fitness or allied health professionals working with older adults. Our trained staff will come out and deliver the training to your workplace.

  • Applying the Otago Falls Prevention Program in Practice
  • Falls Prevention Training for Support Workers​
  • Active Balance for Falls Prevention

What are other organisations doing?

It’s not just Injury Matters running Move Your Body activities this campaign. Our successful Move Your Body grant recipients and friends at the City of Mandurah, City of South Perth, Ability WA and Julie Ruzich Physiotherapy and Functional Solutions OT services are also running some exciting Move Your Body programs in the community in the next three months.

Are you still wondering how you can get involved in the Move Your Body campaign? Download our Move Your Body Campaign Toolkit for all the information, resources, tips and tricks you need to join the campaign.

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