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Lifestyle Integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) for preventing falls

Thu 19th April 2018 @ 1:30 pm

Free

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

Do you or would you like to provide services to older people who are at risk of falling?

Would you like to build new knowledge or enhance your practice in fall prevention in older people?

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) invites GPs, Primary Health Care Nurses, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists and other exercise health providers to attend an interactive workshop on LiFE program for preventing falls. The Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program is a way of reducing the risk of falls by integrating balance and strength physical activities into regular daily tasks (e.g. unloading the dishwasher becomes an opportunity to improve strength, brushing your teeth becomes an opportunity to improve balance).

DATE:
Thu 19th April 2018


TIME:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


VENUE:
Pymble Golf Club
Cowan Road
St Ives NSW 2073
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RACGP CPD POINTS:
This activity has been allocated 4 category 2 points under the 2017-2019 RACGP QI&CPD Program

SPEAKERS:

Prof Lindy Clemson is a Professor of Occupational Therapy and Ageing at the University of Sydney, a NHMRC CD Research Fellow and an investigator at the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research. She has conducted trials in the area of falls prevention, and pioneered the β€œStepping On” fall prevention program and LiFE exercise program.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs, Primary Health Care Nurses, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists and other exercise health providers

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Explain the underlying concepts for the LiFE program
  • Apply principles of embedding balance and strength activities into daily life routines
  • Implement the home-based LiFE program
COST:
No cost for Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and other health professionals working within the SNPHN region.

ENQUIRIES:

Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.


REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR ATTENDANCE.