Postural Stability Instruction (PSI) is the only evidence based exercise that provides proven outcomes for frequent or recurrent fallers.
If you have fallen in the past 12 months you are not alone. Every year 35% of over 65's experience one or more falls and 45% of people aged over 80 who live in the community will fall each year. Following a fall, less than 50% of over 65's will regain their former level of independence.
The Postural Stability Exercise Service will not only support you to improve muscle strength, balance and confidence it will also support you to access wider health and wellbeing services, enabling you to gain the greatest benefits from the programme. However, there are certain expectations of you and you must not only commit to 20 one hour classes but also commit to an individually tailored exercise programme which you will undertake at home for a minimum of 6 months.
The programme should help participants:
- Understand the wider benefits of exercise
- Be motivated to build the level of exercise gradually
- Maintain independence
- Undertake appropriate exercise during the programme
- Have a reduced fear of falling
- Get up off the floor if a fall occurs
- Have increased confidence
- Meet others
- Access appropriate exercise after the programme ends.
All Postural Stability Instructors will have undertaken accredited PSI training and be registered with the Registerof Exercise Professionals, have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, an appropriate First Aid Certifcate, Indemnity Insurance and Safeguarding Adults Training.