Tone it up: the Golden Opportunity

Improving people’s continence is an important part of offering a path to productive, successful and meaningful ageing.
This study evaluates an individualised Helsinki University Research (HUR) gym exercise programme, targeting core muscle strength, to improve continence capacity. We are also investigating the impact of the HUR exercise program on peoples’ pain, frailty, functional mobility and wellbeing.
Individual programs are developed by physiotherapists for people to work through on on the HUR gym equipment, specifically designed for frail older people.
This pre and post-test design study is recruiting 15 people over 60, living in residential aged care. Data is being collected at baseline and twelve weeks after starting the HUR program.
Measurements include continence, wellbeing, pain scores, cognition, frailty and functional mobility and balance. We are currently recruiting participants and will have preliminary results will be available for the conference.

Craig Wilson

Churches of Christ in Queensland

Craig originally hails from Scotland and immigrated to Australia in 2006 after several years working in the NHS in both hospital and community settings. Craig has been with Churches of Christ Care as Physiotherapy team leader since 2014 and has grown physiotherapy services across several sites in Brisbane.