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A comprehensive workshop providing you with the practical skills to develop evidence-based fall prevention strategies.

Who is this course for?

For Allied Health, Nurse and Fitness Professionals working with older adults. This workshop will help you tailor exercise programs for falls prevention.

Workshop Schedule

  • 6 online learning modules completed through our online learning platform. Access to the online modules is granted upon registration and is to be completed prior to the practical workshop.
  • A 4-hour face-to-face practical session including fall risk screening, case study discussions, exercise demonstrations and an opportunity to develop and present an exercise program.

About this course

This continuing education program will equip Healthcare Professionals with important information to guide the provision of appropriate falls prevention physical activity and exercise programs for older people. Topics to be covered include the social and economic issues of falls, risk factors for falls, physiological consequences of ageing, biomechanical and physiological principles of balance, and effective falls prevention strategies.

In undertaking the program, participants will be trained to develop safe and efficacious community exercise programs for older adults that are designed in a manner to maximise uptake and adherence of those populations who stand to most benefit from exercise. Through structured learning tasks across a number of different learning formats, participants will acquire the knowledge and ability to identify, develop, demonstrate and implement evidence-based exercise interventions designed to enhance physical and functional capacity and prevent falls and fall related injury.

This workshop includes:

  • An overview of the issue of falls in older people
  • Understanding balance and ageing
  • Evidence-based fall prevention interventions
  • Developing fall prevention programs

Ticket cost

$120 incl. GST. Lunch included. Places are limited.

A certificate will be provided after completion of the workshop.

For further information email: fallsnetwork@neura.edu.au


Dr Daina SturnieksDr Daina Sturnieks (Neuroscience Research Australia, UNSW Medicine)

Dr Sturnieks has worked in Falls and Balance related research at NeuRA for 18 years and holds an academic appointment in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW. Her research focuses on understanding biomechanical, sensorimotor and neurocognitive contributions to balance and falls in older people and clinical groups, and randomised controlled trials of novel interventions to prevent falls involving balance, stepping and cognitive training. Daina is active in translating research findings into community, aged care and hospital settings and is Executive Board Member of the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society.


Natassia SmithMs Natassia Smith (Neuroscience Research Australia)

Natassia Smith is an Exercise Physiologist, currently working as a Project Officer at the NSW Falls Prevention & Healthy Ageing Network and a Research Assistant at Neuroscience Research Australia, working with Dr Daina Sturnieks at the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre.





Mr Hamish Gorman (Eurobodalla Health and Fitness)

Hamish is the founder of Eurobodalla Health and Fitness. Hamish completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Wollongong and has extensive experience in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic disease management. Hamish believes strongly in using exercise as medicine to improve people’s health, wellbeing, and quality of life.



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