Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program to prevent falls: trainer's manual
Author/s: Lindy Clemson, Jo Munro & Maria Fiatarone Singh
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781743320372

The Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program is a way of reducing the risk of falls by integrating balance and strength activities into regular daily tasks. Unloading the dishwasher becomes an opportunity to improve strength. Brushing your teeth becomes an opportunity to improve balance. In the LiFE program, every daily task becomes an opportunity to improve balance and strength. This is a different approach to a traditional program where you would be required to complete a series of exercises a certain number of times a day for a set number of days each week.

The trainer's manual outlines the principles of the LiFE program and provides a step-by-step guide for therapists and trainers to implement the program with their clients. It should be used in conjunction with the participant's manual so that the program is fully understood from both the trainer's and participant's perspectives.

To purchase a hard copy of this book please visit the Sydney University Press web site.

Please note the LiFE Assessment Tool (LAT) has been updated as of October 2015.

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