Take this proven effective falls prevention training course!
Falling is an important health problem in the elderly. One in 3 persons 65 years and over fall at least once a year and about 12% of these falls require medical treatment.
The Dutch Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program was 'proven effective' in reducing the number of falls by half. The effectiveness of the program is determined in 2 randomized controlled trials.
Recently, the program received international attention in response to a published article in The New York Times.
Early next year – January 11th and 12th, 2019 – our partner, the Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care, will host a unique English-language training for physiotherapists on "The Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program".
On Friday, January 11th, the training day will take place at Olympic Training Centre Papendal near Arnhem. The follow-up day on January 12th is at the St. Maarten Clinic, the Nijmegen hospital that specializes in diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Transportation is provided.
What does the training involve?
- Theoretical and practical background of the Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program
- Implementation in your daily practice
- An obstacle course, walking exercises, and training of fall techniques
- practice in ADL balance and movement control
- Teaching of fall techniques (derived from martial arts) to prevent participants from injuries
The costs: €495 including course material, dinner, lunch and transfer from Arnhem to Nijmegen.
The number of registrations is maximized to 40. So register now!
More information? Click here or contact course coordinator Frans Lanting ( or +31 615 861 950).