Staying Power

Tips and Tools for Keeping You on Your Feet

Lindy Clemson and Megan Swann

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Format: paperback
160 pages
ISBN: 9781920899578

Publication: 22 Jan 2010

Publisher: Sydney University Press

The key to healthy ageing is to adopt a positive, confident attitude and to stay connected to your community. It is essential to keep your independence, especially as you approach that stage of life when you can fall more easily.

Staying power: tips and tools for keeping you on your feet gives practical and inspirational advice on how to prevent falls in your life. Through a combination of exercise and a healthy, active approach, you can beat what seem like inevitable outcomes of getting older.

Lindy Clemson is a specialist in public health research on ageing and an occupational therapist with a PhD in epidemiology. Her work has influenced both policy and practice, and her publications are highlighted in Cochrane Reviews and Australian and US national fall prevention practice guidelines.

Megan Swann is an occupational therapist with 35 years’ experience working in geriatric rehabilitation. She has trained and mentored Stepping On facilitators and run more than 250 Stepping On programs across Australia. She is widely respected in clinical aged care services.

About this book

Part 1: staying on your feet
1. Coming to grips with falls
2. The causes and cures of falls
3. A quick wrap-up

Part 2: boosters and barriers to a safer lifestyle
4. An ongoing process, not just one decision
5. Barriers to reducing falls
6. Turning decisions to action

Part 3: how to keep on your feet
7. Moving about safely
8. Balance and strength – an essential combination
9. Balance
10. Muscle strength
11. Making exercise count
Feeling safe at home and in your community
12. Home safety
13. Community safety
14. Travel safety
15. Footwear
16. Hip protection
How to handle a changing body
17. Changing vision
18. Managing medication
19. Postural dizziness
20. Benefits of vitamin D and calcium

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Contacts and resources

‘Written primarily for older people who are completely new to the concept of falls reduction, however it’s also a great reference for allied health workers who are interested in falls prevention.’
  Assessor Services Bulletin

Format: paperback
Size: 235 × 186 × 10 mm
160 pages
Copyright: © 2010
ISBN: 9781920899578
Publication: 22 Jan 2010