Information for health professionals

Older people and people with health problems are at a high risk of COVID-19 so are advised to limit contact with others. This sensible strategy may have unintended but serious consequences including falls and poorer function due to reduced physical activity. We know that simple functional exercises to improve balance, strength and endurance can improve function and prevent falls.

Physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and other health professionals have a crucial role in helping older people and those with health conditions safely exercise at home.

Older woman looking at tablet with physiotherapist
Use this website with your clients to suggest exercises, give tips for staying motivated at home and for staying safe while exercising.

The resources below may also be of use in your role as a facilitator of safe exercise at home for your clients.

Clinical resources

Assessment tools