balance training

Standing Tall

RESEARCH STUDY

STANDING TALL – A HOME-BASED BALANCE EXERCISE PROGRAM

We are looking for volunteers aged 70 and over to participate in a study called Standing Tall. This study aims at improving older adults’ balance and reducing their risk of having a fall.

Standing Tall is a challenging, safe, evidence-based exercise program to improve your balance at home. The exercises are delivered through an iPad and are fully tailored to your abilities.

You will be provided with an iPad for the duration of the study.

To participate, you must be:

  • 70 years of age or older
  • English-speaking
  • Community-dwelling or live in a retirement village
  • Living in the Sydney metropolitan area
  • Be able to perform everyday activities independently
  • No neurodegenerative condition such as Parkinson’s, MS, Dementia or Alzheimer’s

This study will involve assessments of your fall risk, using measures of strength, balance, vision, reaction time, stepping and walking. You will be asked some questions about your general health, physical activities, medication use and falls history.

No matter how your balance is, if you are over 70 years of age and live in the Sydney metropolitan area, this program is for you.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact the Standing Tall Research Team on 02 9399 1888 or by email at standingtall@neura.edu.au.

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