Join us at our Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention Festival Webinar!
Find out more in this talk:
Date: 20 November 2021
Time: 11am – 12pm
Falls prevention, strength and balance – from testing to training
Many risk factors, and reasons for falls, can be addressed by exercise, especially with balance and strength training. For community-dwelling adults, a combination of high challenge balance training with progressive resistance training, is recommended. Furthermore, a study by Hewitt et al. (2018) found a 55% reduction in falls in residential care after balance and strength-based exercise programs. Proper testing and training methods are key to a successful program. This presentation will explore testing and training equipment and methods, specifically the use of a balance platform, a cognitive gaming platform, as well as strength training equipment and training models.
By Speaker: Dr Tuire Karaharju-Huisman
Physiotherapist, Acrredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM), PhD (Biomechanics) HUR Australia,
Business Consultant, Area Account Manager (Vic, Tas, SA, WA)
HUR Solutions Pte Ltd
Tuire Karaharju-Huisman graduated as a physiotherapist in Finland. After two years of clinical work in private practice she pursued her research ambition at Karolinska Hospital investigating walking and balancing in children with neurological defects. After moving to Melbourne her research focus changed to falls prevention in older people with her doctoral dissertation investigating slipping risk during level walking. After 11 years as an academic lecturer of
biomechanics,rehabilitation and exercise physiology, Tuire joined HUR Australia in 2015. With her clinical, academic and research and research experience, she brings expertise in the design and implementation of best practice exercise solutions in rehabilitation and active ageing. Tuire has an active role in HUR education and is the main producer of HUR Newsletter and Webinars.