Falls Prevention for Podiatrists Workshop

Join Injury Matters and Podiatry WA for the ‘Falls Prevention for Podiatrists Workshop’ as we learn about effective podiatry measures for falls prevention as well as falls assessment/screening tools and referral pathways.

Join Injury Matters and Podiatry WA for the ‘Falls Prevention for Podiatrists Workshop’ as we learn about effective podiatry measures for falls prevention as well as falls assessment/screening tools and referral pathways.

Presentations will be delivered by Theresa Miller, Senior Podiatrist at East Metropolitan Health Service and Tony Petta, Senior Physiotherapist at Falls Clinic, Department of Health. This workshop will be a practical focus on strategies for preventing falls in older adults and will be tailored to meet the needs of Podiatrists.

The workshop aims to:

  • Increase understanding of falls risk factors.
  • Increased knowledge of strategies to reduce falls risk factors related to foot issues.
  • Increased understanding of how to complete a falls risk assessment/screening tools.
  • Increased understanding of falls referral pathways in Western Australia.$10 for members of Podiatry WA, $30 for non-members

Vision and Falls Prevention Workshop

Join Injury Matters and Vision Australia for the ‘Vision and Falls Prevention Workshop’ as we learn how to prevent falls in older adults through eye health.

Join Injury Matters and Vision Australia for the ‘Vision and Falls Prevention Workshop’ as we learn how to prevent falls in older adults through:

  • Identifying age-related vision impairments;
  • Understanding the risk factors for falls prevention in people who are blind or have low vision; and
  • Learn appropriate interventions for falls prevention.

Presentations will be delivered by Jacob Nabill, Dave Hasmukh (Orientation and Mobility Specialist/Assistive Technology Specialist) and Aleysha Parker (Occupational Therapist/Assistive Technology Specialist) from Vision Australia.