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). It has also been shown recently to also significantly increase moderate physical activity and reduce falls in the general older population (primary prevention).
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. A best practice guidance document by Public Health Wales explains how PSIs fit into best practice service development.
If you are a REPs registered instructor, or hold insurance with another broker, before applying for a course with us you are advised to read the information regarding pre-requisite requirements, this may impact on the validation of the insurance you hold.
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