First Time in Alaska: Life-Saving Fall Prevention Course for Healthcare Professional & Injury Prevention Advocates
On October 6 in Fairbanks for a one-day first-time unique, simple and fun exercise-based training program for Physical Therapists & assistants, and other professionals to help older adults avoid falls. CEUs available for PTs & Activity professionals.
Claye, a certified Master Trainer in this system, will be teaching a course for Physical Therapist and Assistants, as well as fitness instructors, independent personal trainers, activity directors, and anyone interested in helping older adults to avoid falling and improve their confidence and independence. "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. More than being just simple 'exercises', we teach brief targeted activities that serve more complex processes that affect the mind and body…and it's FUN!"
Developed by Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter (Penfield, 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 simple movements and activities, such as the "Chorus Line" and "Dancing with a Pillow," to help older adults gain better balance. 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.
"It has been our dream to take this life-saving fall prevention program to all 50 states. We are so excited to bring our program to the great state of Alaska!" said Claye.
"This program is simply AMAZING! The patient response is incredible. I can't thank you enough for the inspiration to do better therapy for my patients" said Carla Brundrett, PT, Perrysville, OH.
For more information on this course go to http://fallpreventiontrainer.com/
About Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC
Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC of Bloomfield Hills, MI provides fall prevention and balance training for older adults, caregivers, 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.