Programs > Otago
Otago is facilitated by a physical therapist or assistant in a clinical and home setting. It consists of two phases – the clinical phase and the self-management phase. The first phase is led by the physical therapist or assistant. The second phase is a period of self-care during which the participant continues exercise without led instruction.
- A one-on-one class
- Includes two phases
- Phase 1 runs 8 weeks in a clinic with the physical therapist or assistant
- Phase 2 runs for 4 to 10 months in the home as self-care
- At a medical facility or in the older adult’s home
If you are concerned about falling, ask your physician if you qualify for physical therapy with Otago. This may be covered by your health insurance.