What is the OTAGO Exercise Program Training Like?
The Otago Exercise Program is an online course that aims to train physical therapists to integrate the Otago Exercise Program as part of their practice. The course is approximately 3 hours and can be started and stopped at the user’s convenience. The training is intended to be used in combination with the Otago Exercise Program Manual that is available as an attachment in the course. The Otago Exercise Program: Falls Prevention Training course is hosted by the Carolina Geriatric Education Center
What are the Course Objectives of the Otago Exercise Program online Course?
Upon successful completion of the Otago Exercise Program online course, participants will be able to:
Examine the role of evidence-based health promotion programs in clinical falls risk management
Review the rationale behind Otago
Describe the differences between Otago, other evidence-based falls prevention programs, and standard PT practice.
Demonstrate how to integrate Otago into your practice.
Who Can Attend this Training?
The Otago Exercise Program Training course is specifically designed for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who are looking to implement OTAGO as a part of their practice. However it is open to anyone interested in learning about the Otago Program and assisting older adults through the program including, but not limited to nurses, occupational therapists, administrators and aides.
FAQ about the Training
How Much Does the Otago Training Course Cost?
The online training course for OTAGO costs $35. If you have any questions about financing contact the RTO.
Can I Earn Contact Hours for this Course?
Completers of the Otago online training course earn 3 contact hours of continuing education.