A Life to Be Lived: An Update on Physiotherapy for the Ageing Person Residing in the Community

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NCORE (National Centre of Rehabilitation Education)

01332 254679



A Life to Be Lived: An Update on Physiotherapy for the Ageing Person Residing in the Community

11th November 2020


Lecturer: Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE, FCSP, DProf.

Ref. 2915


Summary: A one-day course (5.5. hours CPD) combining theory and practical application for physiotherapists, essentially to develop clinical reasoning and decision-making skills when reviewing the needs of older people who are being seen in a community setting


1. 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 

2. To review contemporary research evidence about the benefits of physical activity, exercise for falls prevention, and recognition and management of frailty, with reference to secondary complications of the COVID-19 pandemic 

3. To consider commonly used assessment tools and outcome measurement, and how these can be modified when assessing people online. 


(NB. This course mainly covers physical changes with this population, and does not cover dementia. Also, hospital-based therapists may find our acute setting course or multidisciplinary course more suitable) 


Course Outcomes:

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


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


Course Programme

Registration/Administration from 08.30 onwards

Course begins at 09.00 hours

09.00:                 Introduction to the concept of ageing

09.30:                 An update on the ageing nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems

10.30:                 15 minute break

10.45:                 Gait and balance changes as we age

11.30:                 Use of common assessment tools to inform treatments and measure outcome

12.30:                 45 minute lunch break

13.15:                 Deconditioning, frailty and falls: Identification and management

14.30:                 The benefits of physical activity and exercise

15.15:                 Summary and evaluation


CPD Certificate of Attendance: 5.5 hours


Fee: £160


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


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