Get Up and Go (GUG) - Falls Prevention
What is the Get Up & Go?
‘Get Up & Go’ (GUG) provides strength and balance classes for older people as part of a Falls Prevention programme commissioned by Public Health. Based on the evidence based OTAGO exercise programme, GUG consists of a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises which progress in difficulty over a course of 12 weeks.
The programme is coordinated by Northamptonshire Sport, but delivered in a number of community settings by qualified OTAGO exercise trained instructors.
The research behind the exercises classes is proven to:
- Reduce falls
- Reduce injury due to falls
- Improve balance & strength
- Improve ability to complete everyday tasks
- Increase stamina
- Improve mood
- Improve confidence and independence.
Who is eligible?
GUG is aimed at older adults who have already had a fall or those who feel a little unsteady on their feet and have concerns about balance and mobility.
How to make a referral?
Patients can self-refer on to the GUG programme by contacting their local GUG class and booking directly. For more a list of classes visit https://www.northamptonshiresport.org/getupandgo