Stay On Your Feet

Sport Canterbury's South Canterbury Stay On Your Feet programme is a programme funded by the South Canterbury District Health Board, consisting of a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises based on the Otago Exercise Programme (OEP).

Home-based Programme

  • Led by a registered health professional or trained volunteer
  • Five home visits over a six month period, with phone calls between visits
  • Programme available in Timaru, Geraldine, Temuka, Waimate, Pleasant Point and Fairlie

Criteria for Home-based Programmes

  • Sixty-five years plus (dependent on need for under 65)
  • Living in their own home with or without mobility aide
  • Can exercise independently if they live alone
  • Health status stable for participation in light exercise

Community Classes

  • Ten week programme
  • Led by trained professional instructor
  • Programme is available throughout South Canterbury (dates to be advised)

Criteria for Community Classes

  • Sixty-five years plus (dependent on need for under 65)
  • Living in their own home with or without mobility aide
  • Health status stable for participation in light exercise
  • Able to attend the 10 week programme and independently complete exercises and walking at home

How to refer a patient to the Stay On Your Feet programme:

Stay On Your Feet (SOYF) Referral Form

Resources:

Balance Exercises

Contact Us

Cathie Weith
South Canterbury
03 929 2519

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