Balance for Older Adults
*PLEASE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF*
-You have fallen more than once in the past two weeks.
-You are taking a diuretic, blood pressure medication, and/or medications with side effects including but not limited to dizziness, hypoglycemia, and/or sleepiness.
-You are home alone.
-You have a moderate to severe fear of falling.
Class Description: The purpose of this class is to work on your balance, guided by a qualified healthcare provider and movement specialist. This class will teach you exercises that you can safely do on your own in order to reduce your fall risk. There are options in this class to further challenge the exercises, but they are not required, especially if you are unsure.
Ages: 65 and older
Preferred environment: You will need to be in a fairly quiet environment with enough space to move around. Make sure you are near a wall or other stable surface for balance, if needed. Someone else needs to be home with you.
Wall, couch, counter top, or other sturdy surface for you to catch your balance if needed.
Dining room or kitchen chair
Workout shoes (optional)
Foam pad, couch cushion, or other unstable surface
Light theraband, if available
Time: 30-45 minutes
About your instructor:
Tom Christ, Stephanie Lievense, and Dhara Shah are Doctors of Physical Therapy with experience in treating all ages, including the geriatric population and those with impaired gait and balance.
For first time registrants in any Motion Stability virtual class, we require that each participant complete two forms that provide consent to utilize telehealth and a medical screening form.
Below are the links for the consent forms. Please click on the links, complete and submit.
Once you have completed the consent forms or you have already completed them from a previous class, then proceed in completing the rest of the registration for this class. Upon completion of the registration and consent forms, our team will send you an invitation to log on to the Zoom video class.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us at email@example.com or call 404-382-8702.