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.

Use this website with your clients to suggest exercises, give tips for staying motivated at home and for staying safe while exercising.
Resources

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

 

Physical activity and exercise evidence and guidelines

 

 

Clinical resources

 

 

Assessment tools

 

 

This website is not intended to replace individual health professional care. 

If you have any concerns or questions about what you can safely do, you should seek professional advice from your doctor, physiotherapist, or other health professional with expertise in exercise prescription.

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This website was created on wix.com May 2020. Last updated 10 June 2020.