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:
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 email@example.com.
In trying to understand the yet unknown causes about why older people fall over, we looked at fatigue. It is an ideal candidate. Firstly, fatigue is a common complaint for older people; more than 50 percent of people aged 70+ report fatigue in their daily activities. Secondly, fatigue affects sensory and movement functions that are associated with falling, such as […]