IPTOP News e-blast
A periodic e-newsletter of International Association for Physical Therapists Working with Older People
Vol. 1, Issue 1
March 2020 IPTOP News is released (see attached)
COVID 19 updates from IPTOP
A message from IPTOP President Hans Hobbelen

Dear members,

We live currently in a very strange time with the rapid spreading worldwide of the new Corona virus COVID-19. Older people appear to be more susceptible for this virus or at least are more prone to severe health problems afflicted by this virus. We need to adapt our work routines to stay safe ourselves and to protect our older people. IPTOP has been gathering information to keep your patients fit without direct contact of a therapist. 

We have information for you in this email blast.

General information for PT’s can be found at https://www.wcpt.org/ news/Novel-Coronavirus-2019-nCoV

Take care

Hans Hobbelen 
IPTOP President


Resources for exercise and physical activity
IPTOP (International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older People) have compiled this resource to help you with promoting physical activity and exercise with older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Thank you to everyone from our member organisations to those on social media who suggested ideas for this resource. We hope it will be a one stop shop for you to look at to get a variety of ideas in a range of formats to allow you to highlight these generally or to patients you are responsible for. We have not reviewed the content of any of these suggestions and are not responsible for the links or information contained in them.
If you have other suggestions, then please send them to secretary@iptop.wcpt.org as this will be a live document updated when necessary
Live exercise options
Make Movement your Mission https://www.facebook.com/groups/138533120904126/
Daily from Mon 23rd March at 8am, 12pm, 4pm (UK time)
Age and Opportunity https://m.facebook.com/AgeandOpportunity/
See page for dates and time
Siel Blue Ireland https://www.facebook.com/SielBleuIreland/
Facebook live at 11am and YouTube for Care homes at 2pm (Ireland time)
Online videos or exercise information
NHS inform website https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls/keeping-well/strength-and-balance-exercises
10 today https://10today.co.uk/tune-in/
10 minutes of exercise daily
Farseeing videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZbX08kMbpqdRYvDrSgMkK6FPNK82IVDq
From the Farseeing EU project
NHS strength exercises https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/strength-exercises/
Seated exercise options https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises/
The super six https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/easysiteweb/getresource.axd?assetid=15965&type=0&servicetype=1
6 simple exercises for strength and balance
CSP animation of the super six exercises https://vimeo.com/232010084
Up and about booklet http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/23464-Up%20and%20about-Taking%20positive%20steps%20to%20avoid%20trip%20and%20falls-April%202019-English.pdf
The ‘I can’ exercise calendar https://media3.laterlifetraining.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LLT-Calendar-2020-Final.pdf
Exercises for those with osteoporosis https://theros.org.uk/information-and-support/living-with-osteoporosis/exercise-and-physical-activity-for-osteoporosis
Exercises for those with osteoporosis https://osteoporosis.ca/health-care-professionals/clinical-practice-guidelines/exercise-recommendations/
Zu Hause trainieren https://www.sichergehen.ch/zu-hause-trainieren
In German, Italian or French
Go for Life https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/
ExWell Medical https://www.exwell.ie/resources
Be Fit for Life https://twitter.com/ESCC255/status/1240010667748401152/photo/1
Finding Balance Resistance band exercises
Tallaght University Hospital COVID19 aware exercises https://www.tuh.ie/Emergency-Services/Adult-Emergency-Department/COVID-19-Exercises-to-keep-you-moving.pdf
Apps For phones or tablets
Otago exercise progamme Falls prevention / strength and balance programme
Clock yourself Balance and cognitive challenge exercises
iPrescribe Exercise 12-week exercise plan based on health information entered by the user
Advice pages
Getting up off the floor https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls/dealing-with-a-fall/what-to-do-if-you-fall
Falls advice https://fallsassistant.org.uk/