Health & Safety

Your health and safety is important to us. It is important that all the exercises outlined in this site is performed with the correct form using the appropriate tools. It is also important that both you and your caregiver use caution and sensible judgement in determining appropriate exercises. Similarly, caregivers should consider their ability to support the person performing the exercise and take appropriate action in the case of any new health events during training. If you or the person you are training is experiencing faintness, dizziness, pain, or shortness of breath at any time during the exercises you should stop immediately

Health Considerations

In the event of a new health condition, it is important to consult your health care professional before continuing with your training program. Health events to consider include but are not limited to:

  • Fall onto ground or other lower level
  • Fall-related injury other than fracture
  • Fracture
  • Decreased ability to walk
  • Decreased ability to care for yourself
  • Tendon tear/rupture/injury
  • New or severe muscular pain
  • Meniscus tear in knee
  • Rotator cuff tear in shoulder
  • Joint surgery/arthroscopy other than joint replacement
  • Heart attack
  • Irregular heart beat requiring medical treatment or pacemaker/defibrillator
  • Chest pain, new or worsening pattern
  • Worsening/instability of any other existing medical conditions
  • New or worsening depression
  • Suicidal thoughts/ideas
  • Hospitalisation
  • Outpatient surgery
  • New medical diagnoses



If you are in Australia and think that either you or the person you are caring for are having a medical emergency, call your health care professional, attend the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest public hospital or dial 000 to ask for an ambulance.