Introducing an exclusive webinar from Later Life Training
Vision and Falls
This webinar is available on demand
What you will learn in this webinar
Dawn Skelton is an exercise physiologist with a scientific research background. She is currently Professor of Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University and a Director of Later Life Training. She has has an Honorary Doctorate from Umea University in Sweden for her work with exercise and older people. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. She is a Member of the British Geriatric Society Falls and Bone Health Committee and Chair of the National Osteoporosis Society’s Expert Exercise Working Group. She is a member of Public Health England’s National Falls Prevention Coordination Group.
(Multi-Level). For a range of professionals who deliver exercise or physical activity advice to those with vision impairment.
This one hour webinar will introduce you to the role that vision has in both maintenance of good balance and falls risk. You will be guided through the different eye conditions and what these mean to peoples vision and ability to engage in physical activity and exercise. Research into interventions for those with a range of vision impairment will be explained and specifically, what can be learned from these interventions in terms of your practice in delivering and adapting exercise for those with visual impairment. Different support strategies will be needed for home based exercise to group based exercise. Finally, some useful resources you can follow up on will be shared.
Learning outcomes for the webinar are;
identify the different types of and reasons for vision impairment
review the vision related risk factors and their effects on balance and falls risk
identify the range of interventions which can reduce risk of falls in those with vision impairment
the role of physical activity and exercise to help improve confidence and reduce risk of isolation
develop a deeper understanding of the changes in practice that can support someone with vision impairment engaging in both home based and group based exercise.