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.

These conferences give participants the chance to:

  • keep up to date with research and practice.
  • network with fellow instructors from a wide range of settings and disciplines.
  • meet some top names in the research world in the fields of Falls, Osteoporosis, Sedentary Behaviour, Stroke and Exercise for the Older Person.
  • review technique and learn new exercises and strategies to improve practice.
  • share successes and troubles.
  • meet the LLT team (tutors and office staff).

Key theme for 2019 Conferences;

“Reaching Effective Dose – embracing traditional approaches and technology to increase adherence outside of group sessions.”

Glasgow

Keynote speakers confirmed;

Meg Lowry, Principal Physiotherapist at Next Step Physio.
Australian Physiotherapist Meg Lowry is a clinician on a mission to help people better shape their course of ageing. This presentation will explore ways that we can inject more FUN and variety into evidence based exercise programs to promote both enjoyment and adherence to exercise. Presented via Skype, Meg will discuss gameification theory, and with the use of videos she will guide us through practical examples of how we can all gameify strength, balance and cardio exercises. Come to this presentation ready to MOVE because Meg likes to involve the whole audience in an exergame or two!

Professor Dawn Skelton, Professor of Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University.
FaME: Will it live forever? Lowdown on an evidence based falls programme.

Workshops confirmed;

    • Clinical or Fitness Pilates
    • What’s all the fuss about feet?: Falls and the role of feet
    • What instructors need to know: nutrition for bone and muscle health
    • Fidelity & Quality Assurance (FaME & Otago)
    • Being Social for CPD
    • Supporting People Living with Dementia and informal care givers – bridging the gap
    • Behavior change, sedentary behavior in stroke survivors
    • Tai Chi practice: review and update your practice/technique and repertoire
    • Understanding Frailty: An understanding and discussion session inc. the role of the exercise professional in building resilience to manage frailty
    • FaME practice
    • Continence: activity and prevention
    • PSI Real Life

 


 

Birmingham

Keynote speakers confirmed;

Meg Lowry, Principal Physiotherapist at Next Step Physio.
Australian Physiotherapist Meg Lowry is a clinician on a mission to help people better shape their course of ageing. This presentation will explore ways that we can inject more FUN and variety into evidence based exercise programs to promote both enjoyment and adherence to exercise. Presented via Skype, Meg will discuss gameification theory, and with the use of videos she will guide us through practical examples of how we can all gameify strength, balance and cardio exercises. Come to this presentation ready to MOVE because Meg likes to involve the whole audience in an exergame or two!

Professor Peter Gore, Managing Director at ADL Smartcare.
The ADL LifeCurve™ and the importance of true early intervention: What does this look like and how do we deliver it?.

Workshops confirmed;

    • Clinical or Fitness Pilates
    • What’s all the fuss about feet?: Falls and the role of feet
    • What instructors need to know: nutrition for bone and muscle health
    • Fidelity & Quality Assurance (FaME & Otago)
    • Can we enlist the support of family care givers to enhance motivation and adherence?
    • Tai Chi practice: review and update your practice/technique and repertoire
    • Understanding Frailty: An understanding and discussion session inc. the role of the exercise professional in building resilience to manage frailty
    • FaME practice
    • Continence: activity and prevention
    • Physical activity for PLWD and their caregivers
    • The ADL LifeCurve™ App: How can we use this to deliver early intervention?
    • PSI Real Life
    • FaME Circuit Design
    • OEP app

We have kept the cost for the attendance the same as last year. The conference places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The cost covers registration, your conference pack (bag, pen, programme and handouts), password to the post-conference webpages and a buffet lunch.

We have two dates for you to choose from:

  • Saturday 26th October 2019 – Glasgow (60 places in total)
  • Saturday 2nd November 2019 – Birmingham (120 places in total)

The conference attendence fee for each is £160 + VAT (£192)

This year we are offering an early bird rate, available for the first 30 places booked for Glasgow. This rate is £130 + VAT (£156). Please note that the 40 early bird places for Birmingham have now been filled.

We can either accept a card payment or we can send you (an individual attending the conference) an invoice for you to pay by cheque/BACS and then you can reclaim from your funder. After payment has been recieved you will recieve a PAID RECEIPT, which you can then use to claim from your PCT/Council/Employer.

LLT members will receive a 10% discount off the total cost of the conference. If you’re not already a member, contact the LLT office to find out about joining and receive this great offer.

We are currently in the process of applying for endorsement from PD:Approval for the approval of 2 REPS points for this years conferences.

This years conferences venues are thestudio Birmingham, and thestudio Glasgow.

Directions to thestudio… Birmingham

By car

For Satnav users, please use B2 5EP – please note there is no on-site parking.

From the North via M6

Leave the M6 at jct 6 (signposted Birmingham East and Central) then follow the A38(M) for approx 2 miles. Continue forward onto A38 but keep left (do not go over the first flyover) and turn off A38 (signposted Bull Ring Shopping). At the roundabout take the first exit past the fire station. Follow James Watt Queensway for a quarter of a mile and turn right (signposted High Street parking) Follow Dale End and High Street Car Park Entrance on the left hand side.

From London and the South East via M40

At Jct 3A of the M40 take theleft hand lane and Join the M42(N) Exit the M42 at Jct 4. Take the second exit at the roundabout and follow A34 (Stratford Road) towards Birmingham for approx 9 miles. At the Camp Hill Circus roundabout take the second exit straight on and follow the B4100 past the Renault garage on the left up through Digbeth. The road bears left and right then passes St Martins Church, keep Bull Ring on your left and turn left onto Moat Lane. The road immediately bears to the right, stay in the left lane and take the second left onto Albert Street, High Street Car Park is immediately in front of you.

From the South West via M5

Leave the M5 at junction 1, turn right, the 4th exit, A41 Birmingham Road. Follow the A41 for three miles then keep left avoiding the flyover and at Holloway Head Roundabout take the ring road signposted A38(M) Go straight over first roundabout then turn right following signs for City Centre and Bull Ring Parking, Children’s Hospital. Follow New Town Row, keeping on the right to go under Lancaster Circus underpass. Follow James Watt Queensway for a quarter of a mile and turn right (signposted High Street parking) Follow Dale End and High Street Car Park Entrance on the left hand side.

Parking

As we are a city centre venue we don’t have any onsite parking, fortunately we are able to give discounted rates at NCP High Street, postcode B4 7LN. This is around 10 minutes walk from thestudio.

To obtain discounted parking at the NCP car park simply ask for an NCP validation ticket for High Street car park at thestudio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount. The maximum day rate will be then be reduced to around £9.50 for up to 24 hours and £5.10 for up to 13hrs in NCP High Street.

By train

There are three railway stations within walking distance of thestudio: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. New Street Station is just two minutes walk from thestudio.

By foot

Walking from New Street Station – 2 minutes

Exit the North exit ‘Stephenson Street’ or ‘New Street entrance’ and head up Lower Temple street past Caffé Nero. Turn right at Starbucks and continue down New Street (Tesco on your left). Cannon Street is the second street on the left, thestudio is half way along Cannon Street on the right hand side.

Walking from High Street NCP Car Park – 6 minutes

Exit the car park, turn left and walk down Dale End. Turn right opposite Marks & Spencer’s and head up Union Street, continue until you cross Corporation Street. Cannon Street is the first on the left, thestudio is halfway down Cannon Street on the left hand side.

Walking from The Mailbox Car Park – 8 Minutes

Exit the car park at the front entrance and cross under the flyover and continue along Navigation Street. Cross over Hill Street at the traffic lights and continue to the entrance of New Street Train Station. Cross Navigation Street next to the train station entrance but continue along Navigation street until you get to Diesel on the left, turn left here and then right at Tesco. Cannon Street is the second road on the left and thestudio is halfway up on the right.

Directions to thestudio… Glasgow

By car

For Satnav users, please use G2 6AE – please note there is no on-site parking.

Parking

As we are a city centre venue we don’t have any onsite parking, fortunately we are able to give discounted rates at both NCP Mitchell Street , postcode G1 3LN and NCP Oswald Street, postcode G1 4PA.

To obtain discounted parking at the NCP car park simply ask for an NCP validation ticket for either NCP Mitchell Street or NCP Oswald Street car park at thestudio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount. It will be £7 for the day (rates may vary).

Both car parks are 24 hours.

By train

There are two train stations near thestudioglasgow:

thestudio is located almost adjacent to Glasgow Central Station. On arrival at the station concourse you will see a Marks and Spencer Simply Food on your left hand side. Next to this is a small arched exit leading to Hope Street. Cross Hope Street at the pedestrian crossing and turn left. thestudio entrance can be found just a few metres down at Sixty Seven Hope Street.

Glasgow Queen Street Station is approximately 10 minutes walk away. On exiting the station turn right along West George Street, crossing West Nile Street then Renfield Street. Turn left onto Hope Street and follow the street along until you have Glasgow Central Station on your left hand side, thestudio is located opposite at Sixty Seven Hope Street

By foot

From Glasgow Central

Take the Waterloo/Hope Street entrance, turn left, immediately cross over Hope street opposite Waterloo Street and continue down Hope Street, thestudio is just on your right.

From Queen Street

Exit the station, turn right and follow West George Street till Nelson Mandela Place, turn left onto Buchanan Street, cross St Vincent Place and continue down to Gordon Street. Turn right on Gordon Street, crossing Mitchell Street and Union Street. Turn left at the end onto Hope street – cross over Hope street opposite Waterloo Street and continue down Hope Street, thestudio is just on your right.

From NCP Mitchell Street

Exit the car park, turn left onto Mitchell Street then left onto Gordon Street. Cross Union Street then turn left at the end onto Hope street – cross over Hope street opposite Waterloo Street and continue down Hope Street, thestudio is just on your right.

From NCP Oswald Street

Exit the car park and turn right onto Oswald Street, cross Argyle Street and follow Hope Street for 200 yards, thestudio is on your left

Please find links to some accommodation recommended by the respective venues, thestudio…Birmingham and thestudio…Glasgow. Please contact the relevant hotel direct to organise any accommodation you may require. In the event that the hotel is fully booked there are a number of other hotels close by. Unfortunately LLT are not able to arrange accommodation on your behalf, we know you will find the best accommodation for your purposes.