In 2004, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence published its guidance on falls prevention. Part of the guidance included evidence based exercise opportunities for people with a history of falls.
The American Senior Fitness Association is proud to have been one of the original coalition members that developed the American National Standards for Preparing Senior Fitness Instructors* and to be a recognized supporting organization of the following international guidelines.
Susie Dinan worked alongside other contibutors to produce these guidelines. Click here to view the guidelines.
Exercise and Falls Prevention – Review by Skelton in CME:Geriatric Medicine, 2007. Click here to view.
Exercise and Injury Prevention- Skelton and Beyer 2001, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Sports Medicine. Click here to view.
Petersen and Clemson write a review of the role of Occupational Therapy in falls prevention, published in OT Practice 2008. Click here to view.
In 1997, Campbell and colleagues published seminal work on exercise and falls prevention. The exercise programme (OEP) was to become the basis of many future RCTs and formed the home exercise component of the FaME (PSI) trials by Skelton et al. later on. Click here to view this first paper.
Robertson et al have published information on effectiveness and cost of OEP delivered by physiotherapists in this 2001 paper. Click here to view.