Stepping On is best for adults age 65 and over who live independently and who want to:
- Step outside their home with confidence.
- Become more aware of fall hazards and learn how their fall risk can be reduce.
- Study the most up-to-date information on fall prevention.
- Participate in simple and fun strength and balance exercises
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.
This class is best for those who:
- Want to increase self confidence.
- Want to decrease falls or fear of falling.
- Feel better and regain control.
- Can stand unaided for 30 seconds with their arms across their chest.
- Want to continue independence.
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.
This 7-week class series meets once a week for one hour.
Tai Chi for Health & Arthritis
This class is best for those who:
- Want to reduce pain and stiffness
- Want to improve concentration and memory
- Want to improve posture
- Want to improve strength and stamina
- Have had a fall or a fear of falling
- Are ambulatory
Dr. 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.
Meets once a week for 7-weeks.
Individual Physical Therapy
Through evaluation 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 motion.
From 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.