Support home exercise with the OTAGO App

Does your clients/patient have a smartphone? Do you want to encourage home exercise practice? The Otago Home Exercise Programme App (available from Google Play Store) costs £6.49 and is loaded with behaviour change motivation tips, a diary, and self reflection on progress. You can give advice on the exercises you most want them to do.…

Public Health Wales – Guidance on recommending exercise for older people to reduce risk of falls (2019)

This guidance is intended for anyone who works with or supports older people living in the local community, as these people are most likely to gain from strength and balance training (NICE 2013). It includes information that will help to:- • understand why physical activity is important for older people at risk of falling •…

NEW Cochrane Review: EXERCISE and FALLS PREVENTION (2019)

Its been eagerly awaited! And its here! To view the full document and download from the Cochrane Library. It confirms Sherringtons 2017 review, balance, functional and strength structured exercise programmes reduce both falls rate and number of fallers. Tai Chi may reduces both (evidence slightly less robust). Importantly it still states there is not enough…

Exercise and Osteoporosis. Expert Statement from the Royal Osteoporosis Society (Dec 2018)

In Dec, at the ROS Conference in Birmingham, an Expert Statement on Exercise and Osteoporosis was launched. Alongside some QUICK GUIDES, the statement is for professionals working with people with Osteoporosis and promotes the positive message of DO MORE. The evidence for maintaining bone health is mostly around weight bearing impact exercise and progressive strength…

GREEK TRANSLATIONS OF FFMOT, DEMENTIA AND PA RESOURCES

We are pleased to announce that the colleagues in Greece have translated some of our freely available resources for practitioners and older people. The Geriatric section of Panhellenic Physiotherapist’s Association and Prof Vasiliki Sakellari have translated the following:   Physical Activity Guidelines for Health of Older People (CMO Physical Activity Guidelines for Older People) Functional…

PSI sessions show significant social return on investment

Public Health England, in Jan 2017, published their Falls and Fractures Consensus Statement and confirmed that FaME sessions delivered by PSIs were cost-effective (PHE 2017). More recently, Gateshead Older People’s Assembly had independent research done on their return on investment (GOPA, 2017). “Gateshead Older People’s Assembly is a unique community-based organisation working with and for…