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Among older Americans, falls are the leading cause of death.
They can also diminish your ability to lead an active and independent life.
It’s estimated that one third of people over the age of 65 and almost half of
the people over the age of 80 will fall at least once this year. According to
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20-30 percent of those
falls will result in moderate to severe injuries, including traumatic brain
injuries and bone fractures. However, falls can be dramatically decreased
through education, exercise and mindfulness.
Our program can help you understand and reduce the factors
that place you at greater risk for a fall. Statistics show that individualized
multi-dimensional exercise programs yield significant improvements in balance,
mobility and awareness.
Our developer of the Balance and Falls Prevention Program is specifically trained and certified in fall prevention as well as being a licensed physical therapist. We offer a variety of programs for both the individual needing one on one treatment (including treatment for vertigo) as well as affordable group classes to improve balance, educate in falls prevention and increase safe activity to those of ALL abilities.
Stepping On is best for adults age 65 and over who live independently and who want to:
Through instruction and facilitated group discussion, this class builds confidence in participants ability to manage their health behaviors, reduce risk of falls and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Subjects covered include: the role vision plays in keeping balance, how medications can contribute to falls, ways to stay safe when out in your community and how to check your home for safety hazards.
Stepping on is a 7-week class series that meets once per week for two hours.
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This class is best for those who:
Participants will engage in exercises and movements to improve balance and coordination, strengthen lower body muscles and increase confidence. Each class consists of activities to challenge the three sensory systems that affect balance: visual, vestibular and somatosensory. Pre- and post-assessments provide helpful information to the participant. All levels will be appropriately challenged by this class.
Class ScheduleThis 7-week class series meets once a week for one hour.
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Class OverviewDr. Paul Lam and a team of Tai Chi and medical experts created this program by combining traditional Tai Chi with up-to-date medical knowledge and teaching methods.
Tai Chi for Health is a gentle and easy to learn form of exercise that will improve strength, coordination,awareness and mobility. All levels will be appropriately challenged by this class.
Part One Tai Chi will teach participants the first 6 movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis Form by Dr. Lam, and Part Two Tai Chi will continue to progress the 6 basic moves from Part One Tai Chi and will add the next 6 moves to the Tai Chi for Arthritis form.
Class ScheduleMeets once a week for 7-weeks.
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and assessment of various disorders and deficits the patient will
participate in treatment based specifically on his/her challenges and goals,
including the treatment for BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo),
dizziness, balance deficits from stroke or Parkinson’s or joint
replacement. Treatment will focus on alleviating symptoms, increasing
strength and mobility and balance therapy. Our developer of the Balance and Falls Prevention
Program is specifically trained and certified to provide individual rehab for
those wanting one on one care for a variety of issues causing balance
difficulties including vestibular rehab. Your PT will perform a thorough medical history and evaluation,
measuring your balance, gait, posture, strength, flexibility, and range of
this evaluation we will create a program specifically for you. This can include
approaches to improve stability, speed of walking and can help people to adapt
to different walking surfaces and different activities. We provide effective,
individualized treatment plans designed to address and alleviate the specific
cause of your problem
Call 303-673-1240 to schedule your appointment.
We look forward to answering your questions and helping you find a class that best fits your needs and ability.Phone: 303-661-4362Email: MonicaSmith@Centura.org
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