Do you sometimes feel unsteady on your feet?
Do you often use a wall or furniture to help you balance when you walk?
Do you get nervous going down stairs?
Have you tripped or had an unexpected fall?
Falls are quite common among people with MS. But there is something you can do to reduce your risk and prevent unnecessary injuries that can impact your well-being.
Free From Falls is a the Society's fall prevention program designed specifically for people with MS who are able to walk but may be at risk for falling.
You will learn to:
Gain an increased awareness of what can contribute to falls
Identify strategies you can use to prevent falls in your home and in the community
Engage in and develop a fitness plan to imrpove balance, endurance, strength, and mobility to reduce fall risk
Increase your confidence to avoid falls and manage falls, if they do occur
In a fun, supportive group atmosphere, expert instructors in rehabilitation, health, and wellness will help you develop a personal plan to maximize your safety and well-being.
Winter/Spring 2015 programs will be announce in Fall 2014.