LLT Statement – Rationale for maintaining face to face approaches within our qualifications (May 2020)

The current COVID-19 national emergency is causing a dramatic re-think of service provision across all sectors and agendas. As exercise-training providers strive to continue to support successful learning there has been an increase in enquiries to LLT about putting all of our qualification course content online. In response to this, here is a short statement from us…

Older people helping Wigan improve their leisure offer for strength and balance

In September 2017, a collaboration (Glasgow Caledonian University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Wigan Council, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles and LLT) received funding from the Wellcome Trust to explore whether improvements could be made to leisure and health programmes aimed at middle-aged and older adults in Wigan Borough, using engagement with scientific research as a foundation for making…

Strength and balance quality markers Supporting improvement through audit (Public Health England, 2019)

Public Health England have published recommendations on audits for strength and balance programmes aimed at reducing falls. They ask commissioners of their evidence based programmes to audit their impact on the local population. The report can be found here.

FaME (PSI) Implementation Toolkit for Commissioners published

Implementation toolkits are a useful resource for commissioners and providers of services. They reduce the labour needed in the commissioning process and have the benefit of being derived from best practice across localities. This toolkit, for the Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme, has been developed from programmes that were effective and had high programme fidelity…

Support home exercise with the OTAGO App

Does your clients/patient have a smartphone? Do you want to encourage home exercise practice? The Otago Home Exercise Programme App (available from Google Play Store) costs £6.49 and is loaded with behaviour change motivation tips, a diary, and self reflection on progress. You can give advice on the exercises you most want them to do.…

Public Health Wales – Guidance on recommending exercise for older people to reduce risk of falls (2019)

This guidance is intended for anyone who works with or supports older people living in the local community, as these people are most likely to gain from strength and balance training (NICE 2013). It includes information that will help to:- • understand why physical activity is important for older people at risk of falling •…