Pre Oct 2014

16 Jul 13

Keeping Moving in Older Age - Research on Pain, Osteoperosis and Exercise

It is well acknowledged that physical activity is important for health, especially as people age. Exercise is increasingly seen as a prescription for prevention of chronic disease and reduction in chronic disease effects.

However, the ageing process often means an increase in the barriers to physical activity such as experience of pain, and debilitating conditions like osteoporosis., which can be very difficult to overcome.

This seminar will explore perspectives on pain, chronic disease and keeping active in older age. Jenny Strong will present on pain experience and pain expression of older Australians. Jennifer Nitz will present on osteoperosis and exercises to prevent falls and fractures. Tim Henwood will present on using exercise as a countermeasure to sarcopenia and other later life diseases.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about some of the barriers to older people keeping active
  • Consider some of the recent research around barriers to mobility, such as pain and osteoporosis
  • Explore ways to enhance physical activity in older people
  • Participate in a discussion about ways to improve physical activity for older people with chronic and painful conditions


This seminar is being held in collaboration with Health CRN

The Health CRN is supported through the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) Program

Hear from Leading Experts

Professor Jenny Strong is Professor of Occupational Therapy,
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland

Dr Tim Henwood is a Research Fellow with the Blue Care Research & Practice Development Centre,
School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Queensland

Dr Jenny Nitz is Senior Lecturer
Division of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland

Event Details

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Event Date & Time:

Event Date & Time: Tuesday, 16th July 2013, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Event Location: Hosted at CQUniversity Rockhampton. Live streaming at CQUniversity Campuses in Mackay, Gladstone, Noosa, Emerald, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Bundaberg, QLD

Registrations Open: 5th Jun 13 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 16th Jul 13 11:59 PM

Your Investment

This event is free for AAG members and non-members


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