Postural Stability Instructor
The course is designed for professionals working with frailer older people with a history of falls in the community (e.g. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists & L3 GP Referral Qualified Exercise Instructors (or those working towards this qualification). In special circumstances Nurses, Therapy Assistants, Health Care Assistants & Support Workers, Health Managers and Leisure Managers can also enrol. The course is designed for those who have previously undertaken learning at an advanced level and who have some background of exercise delivery with older people. The course is based on the FaME and Otago exercises, both of which reduce falls significantly.
The PSI course is accredited by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, endorsed by Skills Active and REPS.
The course has Endorsed Training Status with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
The variety of professionals who attend these courses aid local networking and help break down barriers between professions and build trust and respect for their differing skills.
If you are already a PSI and are interested in CPD (Continuing Professional Development) click here.