Exercise Guidelines for
Balance and Fall Prevention

By: Alliance Rehab
without CE $42.50

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Approved for:
4.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
5.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
0.5 National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
0.5 Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute (ATRI)
0.5 Council on Prof. Stand. Kinesiotherapy (COPS-KT)
2.5 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
0.5 National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
5.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
5.0 YMCA
5.0 World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
5 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Domain of OT: Performance Skills
Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes

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Education Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Prerequisites: None
Target Audience: Aquatic Fitness Professional, Group Fitness, Personal Trainer, Therapy, Coach

Course Description:
Two major problems we all experience as we age are a loss of depth perception and contrast sensitivity creating the underlying cause of poor balance and falling. Decreased muscular efficiency and inadequate control of environmental factors contribute to these conditions. This course provides a comprehensive overview of balance and fall prevention, risk factors for falls, the restrictions and limitations of working with this population, and specific recommendations regarding exercise protocols.

Endorsed by Dr. Thomas Sattler:
Two of the major problems we all experience as we age are a loss of depth perception and contrast sensitivity. When we couple this occurrence with decreased muscular efficiency and inadequate control of the environmental factors in the lives of sedentary seniors, we can understand the underlying causes of poor balance and falling.

This Balance and Fall Prevention program is designed to address these issues by targeting risk factors for falls and incorporate an exercise program that will prepare their bodies and stimulate their minds for quicker decisions in difficult situations that lead to loss of balance and falling.

Here is what reviewers had to say about this course:
"The material is expertly presented with clear information and excellent examples (ie: video). Very well packaged!" - Beth D., Texas
"Up to date information, very thoroughly researched material. Good class handouts - very practical and useful. I learned a great deal and found it very interesting". - Pat B. Vermont.
" Easy to navigate through, videos clips very helpful, pertinent information for both trainers and group instruction" - Susan B., Tennesee
" Excellent information. Its wonderful having graphics that actually move (showing exercises)..." - Karen M., - Pennsylvania
" This was a great course - very practical!" - Cathy T., - Virginia

Course Objectives:
After completing this course you should be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding of the complexity of the multi-sensory aspect of balance.
  2. Develop a relationship between risk factors and a fall prevention strategy.
  3. Comprehension of risk factors, morbidity relationship, and other factors related to falls.
  4. Ability to design an effective individualized fall prevention program.
  5. Gain the ability to educate participants through practical prevention strategies.

ISBN# 978-0-9842758-3-0

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