Online Balance workshop
Providing clear exercise guidelines to successfully improve balance and prevent falls
The workshop runs as two 4-hour online sessions
Why should people not use their hands for support when doing balance exercises?
Do walking aids prevent falls?
How can therapists help people to ‘challenge’ their balance while being safe?
This balance workshop has been developed following the work by Professor Cathie Sherrington and colleagues that provides clear exercise guidelines to successfully improve balance and prevent falls. Despite this evidence, implementing these guidelines in clinical practice continues to be a major clinical challenge. Therapists have asked the StrokeEd collaboration about how to implement effective balance strategies that are challenging, of sufficiently high dosage and safe. This workshop aims to assist clinicians to develop evidence-based solutions for people with balance difficulties.
Who can attend?
The workshop will be of interest to physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants and other health professionals from hospital and community based settings who work with people with balance problems.
At the completion of the workshop, participants should be able to:
the assessment and analysis of balance impairment
Comments from participants of previous workshops:
Zoom has been great – in Ireland, wouldn’t have had the opportunity to join in without it
The ability to go away between sessions and put it into practice was really beneficial.
Thank you for a great workshop! It’s been fantastic! I look forward to the next one!
Thank-you – lots of learning points to take away
My biggest takeaway is the dosage and number of reps