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…

FaME (PSI) and Parkinsons Disease – Evidence

Vicki Goodwin and colleagues adapted the FaME exercises for their pragmatic randomised controlled trial looking at falls prevention in patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). You can view the paper here. Methods: Recruitment was from three primary and four secondary care organisations, and PD support groups in South West England. The intervention was delivered in community…

CDC Compendium of Effective Falls Interventions

The CDC (USA) have produced a compendium of effective falls interventions that is freely downloadable. This compendium covers exercise based interventions, home modification interventions and multifaceted interventions and collated information from the original research authors. This resource is a MUST HAVE for all those working in falls prevention services as it gives extremely useful information…

PSI – The Postural Stability Instructor (2004)

This abstract, given at the 2004 6th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity in London, Ontario, Canada, describes the role of the Postural Stability Instructor. It describes, to a World Audience, the provision of standardised, evidence based, national training. The abstracts were published in Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. To find the correct…

Later Life Training: Exercise and Physical Activity Training for Working With Older People in the UK

This links you to an abstract presented at the 6th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity in London, Ontario, Canada on Wed 4th August 2004. The abstract details the work of Later Life Training in ensuring evidence based, standardised, national training to engage frailer older adults in exercise to prevent falls and maintain independence.…