Group Otago Certification

About Course

Passionate about Fall Prevention? Are you passionate about reducing falls and looking to teach an evidence-based proven-to-work class? Well, we have just that!!  This course will give you cutting-edge skills, with a program that has been proven all over the world to reduce falls.  A fulfilling, mobile & self-reliant life – free of injury from falls – is within reach for older adults. Group Otago was created to achieve maximum stability & agility to live a confidently independent life. This course enables you to be the conduit for life-enhancing improvements in a fun group setting outside the constraints of the healthcare system. After this training, you will be able to apply your unique skills & knowledge to positively improve the lives of our aging community members by proactively reducing falls with a proven, measurable, clearly defined program that is backed by the CDC.

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What Will You Learn?

  • The benefits of Group Otago
  • How to Assess Participant's fall risk using the STEADI toolkit
  • How to train others to lead the Group Otago exercises for varying levels of participants & how to modify the exercises
  • Tracking Progression & Dosage as participants gain strength & balance

Course Content

Otago Foundations

  • Otago Fundamentals
  • Otago Foundations
  • Otago Then and Now
  • Group Otago Program Overview
  • Otago Foundations Quiz