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First Time in Arkansas: Life-Saving Fall Prevention Course for Healthcare Professionals & Caregivers
This August, a popular life-saving fall prevention training course will be held in Little Rock to teach physical therapists and assistants a unique, simple & fun program to help patients avoid falls. Continuing Education Units (8) are available.
By: Donald Claye
"Every 12 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall," says Claye. "These accidents can be dramatically reduced through learning this set of easy, yet effective, activities. Older adults need no longer live in fear of falling and can lead productive and fulfilling lives."
Developed by Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter, Rochester, NY, founder and President of Senior Fitness Inc., 6 Steps to Better Balance™ is a proven program that utilizes repetitive practice of a series of movements and simple activities, such as the "Chorus Line" and "Dancing with a Pillow," to help older adults gain better balance and increase their level of daily physical activity.
It is designed to reduce the probability of falls, the fear of falling and fall-related injuries. It also increases body flexibility, leg strength and overall endurance.
"We have been teaching this program all across the country, but this is our first time teaching in Arkansas! We are excited to bring this fresh life-saving program to Little Rock," said Claye.
Completion of the eight-hour training also qualifies the student for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Physical Therapists and several major personal trainer certifications.
About Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC
Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC of Bloomfield Hills, MI provides fall prevention and balance training for older adults, care givers, community service organizations and professionals in the fitness, personal & health care industries.
For more information, visit Fall Prevention Training Services on the web at www.fallpreventiontrainer.com or call Toll Free (844) 2-STOP FALLS.
Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC