StandingTall Plus

RESEARCH STUDY

StandingTall Plus is a research study testing whether a home-based balance and cognitive exercise program can reduce the number of falls in older people over a 12-month follow-up period.

This study involves doing weekly exercises – fully individualized to your physical abilities – through a tablet computer in the convenience of your own home.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • are 65 years or older
  • have had a fall in the last 6 months OR have concerns about falling OR are 80 years or older
  • are fluent in English
  • live independently in the Sydney metropolitan area
  • have no progressive neurodegenerative condition such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Dementia

Expressions of interest

If you fit these criteria please leave your details below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact the StandingTall Plus team by leaving your name, contact number and a brief message on (02) 9399 1888 or email standingtallplus@neura.edu.au

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