A Life to Be Lived: An Update on Physiotherapy with the Ageing Person

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9:00am - 5:00pm

London Road Community Hospital, Derby

London Road
United Kingdom

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52.9070794, -1.4530389

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9:00am - 5:00pm

Hermitage Medical Clinic, Dublin

Old Lucan Road
D20 W722

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53.359284, -6.4054011

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9:00am - 5:00pm

Spire Leeds Hospital, Leeds

Jackson Avenue
United Kingdom

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53.8321936, -1.5165566

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NCORE (National Centre of Rehabilitation Education)

01332 254679



A Life to Be Lived:

An Update on Physiotherapy with the Ageing Person


Lecturer: Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE, FCSP, DProf.


A one-day interactive workshop of lectures and practical sessions reviewing physiotherapy interventions with older people.



A one-day course combining theory and practical application for physiotherapists:

  • To update them on neuro-musculo-skeletal aspects of the ageing body (with a focus on changes in gait and balance) of relevance to clinical practice with this population.
  • To review contemporary research evidence about the benefits of physical activity, exercise for falls prevention, and recognition and management of frailty.
  • To consider commonly used assessment tools and outcome measurement.


Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List common changes that occur in the ageing nervous, muscular and skeletal systems.
  • Discuss and consider the appropriateness of assessment tools, treatments and outcome measurement commonly used with their ageing patients.
  • Access research evidence about the benefits of physical activity, falls prevention and frailty to inform their clinical practice.


Course Programme

09.30: Introduction to the concept of ageing

10.00: An update on the ageing nervous system

10.30: An update on the ageing muscular system

11.00: Break

11.30: An update on the ageing skeletal system

12.30: Lunch

13.30: Gait and balance (including commonly used assessment tools, treatments and outcome measurement)

14.30 Research evidence around the benefits of physical activity

15.00 Recommended exercise for falls prevention

15.30 Recognition and management of frailty

16.00: Summary with time for Q&A and evaluation

16.30: End


Participant Feedback:

“I would very much like the instructor to return to us – I found it excellent and her presentation superb”

“I loved the enthusiasm and the teaching methods. I felt that she managed the group very well and catered so well for our lack of vision”

“Yes I will have much more in-depth consideration of the needs of elderly patients. Will examine their feet & balance”

“Enthusiasm and approachability of the instructor, accessibility of the handouts”

“I really enjoyed the general discussion about health promotion and ageing at the beginning”

“Practical element”

“All the information was very meaningful and was given in a way which was easy to understand”

“The theory, use of research and presentation was high quality, relevant and current. The workshop was accommodating to everyone who attended and allowed open discussion of the content to question and to interpret the resource for our own clinical practice”

“I will be more considerate of the patients cultural back ground as I now have an understanding that in different cultures, ‘old age’ is considered to be much younger than in western practice”


CPD Certificate of Attendance: 5 hours


Fee: £160 (including refreshments)

Limited funded places may be available for AHPs & Nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands.


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