Recent Channel 9 news story on falls; the evidence and an older person’s perspective (feat. our Society President).
26-28 November 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee, Sydney Australia
PD-SAFE multi-centre RCT: protocol, results and clinical implications
PD-SAFE is a physiotherapist-delivered, individually tailored, progressive home-based intervention for fall prevention in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Presented by Professor Ann Ashburn University of Southampton, United Kingdom
30 November, 10:30am – 12 Noon
Level 10 North, King George V Building
Missenden Rd Camperdown 2050
RSVP via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia will host the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference at The Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, 13 – 15 November 2017.
Anne Tiedemann talks exercise to prevent falls on 7 news
In collaboration with the NHMRC Program Grant into Motor Impairment (Led by Profs Lord, Gandevia, Herbert, Taylor), the ANZFPS are organising a focused symposium to showcase recent mechanistic and experimental studies to improve our understanding of balance control and falls in ageing and clinical groups. This meeting will be held at NeuRA in Sydney on Monday 4th December 2017. Stay tuned for more details to come.
Falls are a major problem in the senior community with 1 in 3 people aged 65+ falling at least once a year and this risk increases as they age. This rate almost doubles for seniors living with Parkinson’s disease and cognitive impairment (60%), making falls the leading cause of injury-related disability and death in this age bracket.
A blog posted at NeuRA written by Professor Stephen Lord. Published 22 August 2017
A Green Prescription is written advice from a health professional (usually your doctor or practice nurse) to be ACTIVE and improve your diet. It’s a support service that helps you to improve your health and feel better at the same time.
Posted by the Ministry of Health, New Zealand on 16 March 2017
In NZ, an investment of $30.5 million over four years by ACC, to support new and existing initiatives aimed at preventing falls and resulting injuries, has been welcomed by ACC Minister Nikki Kaye and Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry.
Read more posted 13 July 2016
An interview with Professor Lindy Clemson conducted by Linda Motram on ‘Mornings with Linda Motram ABC 702’.