The links between mobility, balance and falls in older adults are well established. Each year, one in three older adults aged 65 and above will experience a fall – threatening their independence and placing burdens on healthcare. However, falls are not an inevitable part of ageing and many can be prevented through practical lifestyle adjustments and community programmes.

In this interactive two-day workshop conducted by SITLEARN Professional Development, join Prof Dale Avers from SUNY’s Upstate Medical University as she makes the case for preventive intervention, arguing for a life-focus rather than concentrating only on fall prevention after mobility is already limited, or when falls have occurred.

The workshop will summarise the most current research evidence on falls in older adults, and address assessments of mobility, fall risk, physical activity and balance. Through case studies and discussions, you’ll learn to apply the principles of motor learning theory in interventions to improve balance from the very active to frail older adult, in a variety of simple to complex real-life situations.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Briefly review the epidemiology, causes and burdens of fall in older adults
  • Examine current evidence on balance impairments and fall prevention strategies across the continuum of older adults
  • Discuss specific interventions for mobility disability, balance impairments and fall prevention
  • Appreciate the role of the psyche in balance and mobility problems, and learn to tackle fear and avoidance
  • Recognise the role of community balance interventions to prevent falls and mobility disability
  • Apply creative and practical approaches to balance exercises for a continuum of older adults
  • Demonstrate and interpret assessment tools and measurements useful for informing outcome measures and interventions

Who Should Attend

  • Physiotherapists


  • This workshop is specially designed for physiotherapists. Healthcare workers in other fields are encouraged to attend a one-day symposium on 3 March 2017 instead.

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation  will be issued to participants who attend 100% of the programme.


Date Duration Venue
4th & 5th March 2017 9-5pm (Sat & Sun) SIT@Dover, University Resource Centre, Level 4, SR 4A, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683


Before GST With GST
Before Funding $650 $695.50
After e2i Funding $325 $347.75
  • Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Terms & Conditions for e2i Funding

In order to be eligible for the 50% training grant awarded by e2i, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Residents
  2. Achieve 100% class attendance
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, University Resource Centre, Level 4, SR 4A, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Date 04 Mar 2017 (Sat) to
05 Mar 2017 (Sun)

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