Vision:

To provide up-to-date research and practice, knowledge and skills to a range of health & exercise professionals.

Introduction

We have put together a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme which has been developed for a range of health & exercise professionals. Please note however, some of our study days are only available to Postural Stability Instructors.

All study days run from 9.00am to 4.30pm, unless stated otherwise.

On completion of the study day, candidates will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Please see individual events for further information on CPD points

To find out where we are running our study days for 2019 please see our CPD map

 


 

Backward Chaining

For a Range of professionals.

See where we are currently running our Backward Chaining days for 2019.
For further details and an overview of the course please see our course flyer

This study day has been developed for specialist PSI’s and exercise instructors working with older people and floor based exercises. It will provide background to the significance of this critical skill. Consequences of long lies, impact on confidence and independence when the skills to rise from floor are lost. It will also review national physical activity guidelines for older people.

Learning outcomes for the day are to review, analyse and rehearse the therapy led/evidence backward chaining approach to get down to and get up from the floor with considerations to:

  • Its value; benefits and significance to independently active older people (IAOP)
  • Its value; benefits and significance for all older people for ageing well/successful ageing
  • Considerations to age related decline/reduced mobility, strength, power etc. impacting on ability to rise from the floor
  • Review (effectiveness of) strength and balance exercise performed on the floor and floor coping strategies
  • Review emergency action procedures/problem solving associated with group exercise settings
  • Missed opportunities for education, information and behaviour change in relation to maintaining these critical skills

Tutors: Bex Townley and Kate Bennett

This study day carries 6 REPS points as there is no assessment.
* Associated REPs points are ONLY valid for professionals who are REPs members


 

Osteoporosis

(Level 4/Postgraduate Level). For a Range of professionals.

See where we are currently running our Osteoporosis days for 2019.
For further details and an overview of the course please see our course flyer

This course was developed for health and fitness professionals specialising in the prevention and management of Osteoporosis and Falls & Fractures. However it is also appropriate for;

  • All Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapy Assistants, including Rehabilitation Assistants (supervised by Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists)
  • Pilates Instructors & all level 2 & 3 Exercise Instructors

This day will update PSIs and physiotherapists on the new evidence on exercise and bone health and falls prevention. It will cover both theory and practice, including the exercises, specialist teaching skills and therapy led guidelines for tailoring the FaME programme for those with diagnosed Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Developed in partnership with the ROS. Tutor: Prof Dawn Skelton, Chair of the recent Royal Osteoporosis statement on Exercise & Osteoporosis.

Tutor: Prof Dawn Skelton

This study day carries 6 REPS points as there is no assessment.
* Associated REPs points are ONLY valid for professionals who are REPs members


 

Parkinson’s and Exercise

(Multi-Level)For a Range of professionals.

Sorry we’re not currently running any Parkinson’s and Exercise courses
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This one-day course has been developed essentially for exercise instructors, preferably PSI trained, but other qualified instructors who work with people with Parkinson’s are able to attend

This day will update course participants on the condition, a review of the recent research, a practice discussion (observing video footage of people) on the exercise approaches and tailoring that may be altered for people with different sub-types of Parkinson’s, the use of rhythm and other cues in providing exercise, a theory and policy update to look at physical activity and exercise guidance for people with long-term conditions such as Parkinson’s and a practice update: An example using circuit exercises and progressions.

This study day is written and delivered by Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE, FCSP, a Physiotherapist specialising in the management of older adults and people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s. You can get further resources from the Parkinson’s UK resources, click here.

Tutor: Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE.

This study day carries 6 REPS points as there is no assessment.
* Associated REPs points are ONLY valid for professionals who are REPs members


 

PSI Update –The Evidence

(Level 4/Postgraduate Level). For qualified PSI’s only.

Sorry we’re not currently running any PSI Update courses
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This study day is only available for qualified PSIs working in community and NHS settings. However, it would also be of interest to any OEP Leaders who also hold a L3 Older Adult or/and L3 GP Referral Qualification. The day will include research updates in falls prevention and best practice delivery of evidence based strength and balance programmes (what we should be doing!).

Learning outcomes for the day are;

  •   identify the benefits, types and prescriptions of exercise for effective falls prevention
  •   identify the benefits of different types of falls prevention interventions, formats for delivery (circuit v. unison approaches)
  •   review key research around sedentary behaviour and strategies to encourage people to move more
  •   revise and update their PSI practice and progression (all components)
  •   evaluate their PSI practice with particular relation to Otago and FaME programmes
  •   analyse and/or identify physical activity of the participants/clients in their sessions compared to UK Physical Activity Guidelines (all older people groups)

Tutors: Prof Dawn Skelton/Vicky Johnston/Sara Paul/Bex Townley.

This study day carries 6 REPS points as there is no assessment.
* Associated REPs points are ONLY valid for professionals who are REPs members


 

Physiotherapy Approaches to Falls

(Level 4/Postgraduate Level). For a Range of professionals.

Sorry we’re not currently running any Physiotherapy Approaches to Falls courses
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(NB. this study day is open only to Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy assistants who hold the PSI qualification).

Developed for Physiotherapists specialising in the prevention and management of falls in frailer older people. Also appropriate for;

  • All Physiotherapists of all specialities
  • Physiotherapy students
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapy Assistants, including Rehabilitation Assistants and Technical Instructors (supervised by Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists)

This day is led by an eminent Physiotherapist in Falls prevention. It will provide an update on therapy-based approaches to falls prevention in a range of clinical settings, and an update on dizziness and vestibular issues in older people with assessment and treatment options. It will also discuss and demonstrate the therapy led guidelines for tailoring the OTAGO and FaME exercise programmes and the protocols and considerations involved in setting up a Falls Exercise Service.

Tutor: Vicky Johnston.

This study day carries 6 REPS points as there is no assessment.
* Associated REPs points are ONLY valid for professionals who aCPre REPs members


 

Tai Chi for PSIs

(Multi-Level). For qualified PSI’s only.

Sorry we’re not currently running any Tai Chi for PSI courses
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This study day is only available for PSIs i.e. who have completed training and achieved the qualification (in the delivery of the FaME programme). PSIs are working within their scope of practice in delivering adapted Tai Chi as part of their delivery of FaME. We do not prevent anyone attending our training days. It is the responsibility of the attendees to ensure they have insurance and appropriate qualifications to deliver Tai Chi moves prior to booking onto this day.

This day will update PSIs on the evidence behind Tai Chi for health improvement and maintenance of balance. Progression of the moves taught on the PSI course plus new Tai Chi moves that can be incorporated into PSI sessions, will be practised in individual and group formats.

Tutor: Jane Ward

This study day carries 6 REPS points as there is no assessment.
* Associated REPs points are ONLY valid for professionals who are REPs members


 

Working with Visually Impaired People

(Multi-Level). For a Range of professionals.

Sorry we’re not currently running any Working with Visually Impaired People courses
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Using Sighted Guided Techniques, and Breaking down barriers for visually impaired people, this study day can benefit instructors and health professionals at all levels working with visual impaired patients/clients.

The day will include feedback from a research study (VIOLET) evaluating the adaptations to running a falls programme (PSI/FaME) with visually impaired older people. It will also cover the following content;

  • Break down barriers around blindness, boost confidence when working with blind and partially sighted people
  • Learn the recognised techniques used to approach, offer help and safely guide a blind or partially sighted person
  • Discuss the language around blindness, address some common myths
  • Highlight the most common eye conditions (simulated through the use of special glasses to give attendees the opportunity to experience what it might be like to live with these conditions).

Tutors: Prof Dawn Skelton

This study day carries 6 REPS points as there is no assessment.
* Associated REPs points are ONLY valid for professionals who are REPs members


 

How to Book

Study days, when set, can be found on our CPD Map. Please book online via the green “Book Now” button on the navigation bar above. Before booking please read the CPD Terms & Conditions.

If there are no dates set for the study day you are interested in, please join our mailing list to register your interest. Dates will be set in response to interested numbers and preferred geographical locations.

 

Cost

All study days are £110 plus VAT. A 10% discount is available on all study days, for anyone that has taken out a LLT membership package. If you’re interested in becoming a member please contact the LLT Office Team on info@laterlifetraining.co.uk, or telephone 01838 300310.

If you are interested in hosting a study day for your Qualified PSIs, or you want to advertise and host a study day in your area, we will run a study day for up to 20 people at a cost of £1200 plus VAT for all study days with the exception of PSI Update – The Evidence which costs £1500 plus VAT. Terms and conditions apply, please contact the LLT office for further information

 

Other study days

We also offer various other study days, for more information about these, please see below:

Dementia
This course is designed to provide physical activity and exercise instructors, teachers and instructors with both theoretical perspectives and practical applications to increase access and participation for people living with dementia.

Motivate Me
This course is designed to provide physical activity and exercise leaders, teachers and instructors with both theoretical perspectives and practical applications on motivating older people to start and maintain regular physical activity.

Functional Fitness MOT
This course is designed to provide professionals with a functional fitness toolkit and the skills to educate and discuss components of fitness and the physical activity guidelines with older people and motivate themselves to be more active.

LLT Conference 2019
This year’s conferences are aimed at all who have attended LLT training over the 15 years we have been in existence, but are also available to anyone who want to know more about LLT training and get a taster of the LLT experience.

 

Are you a PSI and want to refresh your practical teaching skills?

Qualified PSIs have the chance to to come on a PSI course near them for a two day refresh of their practical teaching skills and to update their knowledge. They can attend Days 1 and 2 on any of the PSI courses listed on the Course Dates page. Days run from 9am-5.30pm and the cost to attend is £100 (plus VAT).

Please note this cost does not include an updated manual, if you would like to receive an updated set of resources you will have to buy these separately.

If you are interested in attending one of these revision sessions please contact us at the LLT office.

Please note that this refresher session does not carry CPD points, however you will receive a certificate of attendance.

 

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