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Researchers at NeuRA are investigating the effects of strength and step training on trip and slip responses in older adults.

Eligible volunteers will attend at least two laboratory sessions in Randwick (once at baseline and again after 9 weeks) comprised of physical and cognitive assessments, before they are randomly allocated into one of two groups. Both groups will be instructed to complete a home-based strength training program, twice a week for 6 weeks. Only one group will also be invited back to complete a ReacStep training program at NeuRA, once a week (45mins) for 6 weeks.

 
Who can join?

We are looking for volunteers aged 65 years and over, who:

  • are living independently in the community

  • can walk 50 meters without a mobility aid or resting

  • have NO diagnosed neurological diseases (e.g. Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, etc.)

  • have NO existing conditions that prevent exercise (e.g. severe pain, fatigue, exercise intolerance, heel ulcers, etc.)

  • have NOT been advised by a medical practitioner against exercise

  • have NO history of lower limb, pelvis or vertebral fracture(s) or joint replacement(s) in the past 6 months.
     

    To register your interest, click HERE.

     

    For more information, read our Participant Information Statement or contact the ReacStep Team on 02 9399 1255 or reacstep-study@neura.edu.au.

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