Aberdeen Class Instructor Required

Aberdeen class instructor required… North East Sensory Services are looking for a chair based exercise class instructor (ideally with Otago or PSI qualification). It will be for a group of older people with sensory impairment. The current class runs on a Monday 1:00-1:45 at 21 John Street, Aberdeen. (I think the current instructor is leaving,…

LLT trained Exercise after Stroke Instructor needed to take over well-established community class in Hammersmith

LLT trained Exercise after Stroke Instructor needed to take over well-established community class in Hammersmith, West London, from September 2015. The class is part of the local borough Agewell scheme and runs on Thursdays, 11.30-12.45, during Adult Education term times. We have good links with the local Stroke Association and the Community Rehab team. For…

Referral Schemes to promote physical activity – NICE issues updated guidance

NICE PH54 guidance was reissued this September (2014). This guideline makes recommendations on exercise referral schemes to promote physical activity for people aged 19 and older. It is an update of recommendation 5 in ‘Four commonly used methods to increase physical activity‘ (NICE public health guidance 2). It focuses on exercise referral schemes that try…

Sedentary behaviour in Stroke – article

Prof Gillian Mead and colleagues have written an article in ‘Translational Stroke Research’ that discusses what we know about sedentary behaviour of adults with stroke, why it may be important to not only encourage more moderate physical activity but concurrently discourage prolonged sitting, and what research directions are needed to build foundational knowledge in this…

Care…about physical activity. An article about physical activity promotion and engagement in care homes

Edith Macintosh and our very own Bob Laventure, have just published an article in “Working with older people” called “Care … about physical activity” in care homes in Scotland”. You can view the article online here, or download the article here. The purpose of this paper is to outline an approach being taken, to improve…

PSI sessions significantly increase habitual physical activity as well as reducing falls (ProAct65+)

New research published this week shows that FaME sessions delivered by PSIs to the general older population through primary care (not high risk fallers) for 6 months, significantly increased habitual physical activity (self reported moderate physical activity) by 15 minutes a day even a year after the intervention finishes. These sessions also significantly reduced the…