Balance Training for Older Adults

Cost: AU$129 | Duration: 4.5 hours

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Good balance is critical for living a good life - especially for older adults. As we age, the chance of losing our balance and having a fall increases dramatically over the age of 60, and the consequences of a fall on an older adult can be devastating.

But we can help! Older adults who participate in a balance training program reduce their risk of falling by 25%, with concentrated balance exercises the key to improving and maintaining our balance as we age.

So we have put together over 100 balance exercises - static, moving, changing, walking practical exercises that you can do with your older adult clients to improve their balance, and their confidence, to go about their every day lives.

Included in the course:
• Video demonstrations of every exercise with all the tips and technique to teach confidently
• Handouts that list every exercise, to help you build your own training program
• Example balance workouts so you can see different ways to put together the exercises
• Balance Cards for you to give to clients who are looking for exercises to do at home
• An understanding of why our balance declines as we age
• Reasons why good balance is crucial for older adults to maintain their independence
• Personal stories about our experiences with falls and balance
• Ideas for how to incorporate balance training into your classes.

Balance training is so important, and there are so many fun ways that you can incorporate balance exercises into your classes. Sign up now and join us as we show you lots of ways to get your older adults building strength and balance, without even knowing it!

The course is 100% online with no video submissions required - assessment is an online multiple choice quiz. You can stop and start the course as many times as you need to, and you'll have access to the course content for 12 months.


COURSE DETAILS:
Cost:
AU$129
Duration: 4.5 hours
Materials: 8 handouts for instructors, 3 handouts for clients
Accreditation: 2PDPs, 30 FITREC points, 3CPDs
Access: 12 months

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Balance Training for Older Adults

Reviews

5 star rating

Excellent course (again)

M'Liss Steel

Excellent course (again), thorough with clear commentary and terrific handouts.

Excellent course (again), thorough with clear commentary and terrific handouts.

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4 star rating

Excellent

Jane Sturzaker

Excellent course not just for older adults.

Excellent course not just for older adults.

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5 star rating

Comprehensive, practical, well thought out

Kaye Elias

Third Age Fitness produce such comprehensive, practical, well thought out courses and they have done it again. This time with balance. Balance is so importan...

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Third Age Fitness produce such comprehensive, practical, well thought out courses and they have done it again. This time with balance. Balance is so important to everyone and this course gives us loads of exercises and moves to use with our clients both as one on one and in group settings. There's no excuse not to incorporate balance into our programs, the useful handouts mean we will never be short of ideas to use with our clients.

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4 star rating

Excellent

Jane Sturzaker

Excellent course not just for older adults.

Excellent course not just for older adults.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Balance and Older Adults

    • Lesson 1: Balance and older adults

    • Lesson 2: Consequences of a fall

    • Lesson 3: Benefits of balance training

    • Lesson 4: Balance in class

    • Lesson 5: The research

  • 3

    Balance Exercises

    • Exercises with feet apart

    • Exercises with one foot in front

    • Exercises with a knee lift

    • Exercises on one leg

    • Exercises while moving

    • Exercises while walking

    • Exercises with combination moves

    • Exercises for pot luck

  • 4

    Balance Resources

    • Example Workouts

    • Balance Workout #1

    • Balance Workout #2

    • Balance Workout #3

    • Circuit Cards

    • Participant Handouts

  • 5

    Course Completion

    • Assessment Notice

    • Assessment

    • Successful completion