A qualified Postural Stabilty Instructor (PSI)
A PSI has a sound understanding of falls risk factors, falls prevention and the evidence for falls prevention exercise. Responsibilities as a PSI include providing a safe suitable environment, using splendid music (sometimes singing too), creating opportunities for lots of enjoyment and a good bunch of lols. Plus of course the following:
☑️ Delivering and evaluate safe, effective and progressive falls prevention exercise programmes for frailer, older people.
☑️ Tailoring and adapting for 1‐2‐1s and group approaches
☑️ Risk stratifying and referring effectively to health/exercise professionals
☑️ Identifying outcome measures, evaluation and implementation procedures
☑️ Observing relevant professional standards and medico-legal requirements for referral protocols
☑️ Acquiring skills and knowledge in order to support the visually and hearing impaired, stroke survivors and clients living with dementia and Parkinson's.
For a full list of medical conditions supported by Falls protocols go to GP Exercise Referral. Take a look at the leaflet below for details about 65+ exercise and the kind of work I do with this target group. If you need more ideas about session themes take a look at the fitness & wellbeing menu page.