Doelgroep: Physiotherapists
Werkgebied: Eerste lijn / tweede lijn
Planning nog niet bekend
Aantal deelnemers: Minimaal 20, maximaal 40
Studiebelasting: 16 uur
Aantal contacturen: 12
Aantal contactdagen: 2
Taal: Engels
Verhouding praktijk en theorie: 50/50
Niveau: post-HBO elementair
Cursusnummer: 2005501
Blended learning: Nee
Masterclass: Nee
Toetsing: Nee
Certificaat: Ja

Programma en informatie voor deelnemers

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525,- inclusief verzorging en cursusmateriaal. (Prijspeil 2020)


  • Hotel Papendal (route)
  • Sint Maartenskliniek (locatie Nijmegen - Ubbergen) (route)


Geen accreditatie


After the course, the participant is able to set up a fall prevention and fall training program and to give practical interpretation.


Falling is an important health problem in the elderly. One in three persons 65 years and over fall at least once a year and about 12% of these falls require medical treatment. The Sint Maartenskliniek in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) developed a training program to prevent falls and fall related injuries: the Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program (in Dutch: Vallen Verleden Tijd). The program consists of three elements: an obstacle course, walking exercises and the training of fall techniques. Balance and movement control are practiced in ADL situations, which are embedded in the obstacle course and in various forms of games during the walking exercises. To this, various double tasks are added to approach the ADL as well as possible. Furthermore, since not all falls can be prevented, fall techniques are taught to prevent participants from injuries. These fall techniques are derived from martial arts.
The effectiveness of the program is determined in two randomized controlled trials. The results show a significant 46% reduction in the number of falls and the experiences and reactions of the participants are very positive. The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Center for Healthy Living has attributed the highest possible recognition to the ’Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program’, namely 'proven effective'.

To be able to implement the program on a larger scale the Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care, in collaboration with the Sint Maartenskliniek, developed a course to instruct allied health professionals in the theoretical and practical background of the Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program. As a result of this course a large number of elderly people have been able to participate in the falls prevention program in the Netherlands.
Recently, the program received international attention in response to a published article in The New York Times.
Therefore, the course is now translated to English to enable allied health professionals from all over the world to implement the Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program in their daily practice.

This two days trainers course consists of a theoretical and practical part. The program start with the theoretical background of the problem of falling and the Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program. In this part interactive lectures regarding balance and movement control, case finding of elderly with increased risk of falls and the content and evaluation of the program are given. After that, the content of the program is practiced. Participants will experience and discuss the different exercises of the Nijmegen Falls Prevention Program and important points for attention during the practice sessions are indicated.

Attention: the original training program presented in the course is aimed at independent living and mobile elderly people. Of course, the basic principles are also useful for other target groups such as elderly in nursing homes or with specific pathologies.

Course price

€ 550,00


  • Jeannette Bensink-Kroesen, fysiotherapeut
  • dr. Brenda Groen, bewegingswetenschapper
  • Trynke Seubers-van der Molen, fysiotherapeut
  • dr. Ellen Smulders, bewegingswetenschapper


  • dr. Ellen Smulders, bewegingswetenschapper
  • Frans Lanting, Nederlands Paramedisch Instituut

Didactische werkwijze

Home study, response lecture, work assignments in small groups and practical demonstrations

Je contactpersonen bij het NPi

Voor administratieve en algemene vragen:

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Voor inhoudelijke vragen:

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