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Riverview pilot exercise based intervention

Riverview pilot exercise based intervention

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Our Riverview residential centre has been involved in a project.

Riverview’s physiotherapist and activity coordinator carried out an exercise and activities program with residents of the centre.

Together they studied how the exercise and activity affected the people that took part in the program.

The aim of the study was to increase the amount of physical activity the people living in Riverview engage in.

This will help them move closer to meeting international guidelines for exercise.

At the end of the study they found out that the program helped health and well-being in a lot of different ways.

For a lot of participants it helped their balance and the speed at which they can walk.

A lot of participants lost weight.

There were no recorded falls for over two months after the program was over.

The work that the activities coordinator started such as a chair based exercise group and a walking group also seemed to help.

We hope similar programs in our other centres will improve the overall health and well being of people supported by Cope Foundation.

If you would like any more information you can have a look the complete study or you can look at some top tips.

You can also contact:

Siobhán Egan, Physiotherapist on egans@cope-foundation.ie

Marie O’ Brien, Riverview activities coordinator on cnm1riverview@cope-foundation.ie