Studies indicate that falls are quite common among people with MS and are often associated with injuries and negative impact on quality of life. The Society has developed a new fall prevention program—an 8-session curriculum, designed for people living with MS who are ambulatory but who may be at risk for falling. Discussion, exercise, group and individual activities are elements of this engaging format where participants will learn about: fall risks, tips and strategies to reduce risk for falling and exercises to enhance balance and safety. A supportive group atmosphere and expert instructors in the field of rehabilitation, health and wellness will help each participant develop a personal plan to maximize safety.
Each 2-hour session will have two parts; a discussion component focused on awareness of issues related to falls and an exercise component directed to improving postural alignment, balance, endurance and mobility.
The course will help participants increase awareness of the risk factors that contribute to falls, strategies they can use to prevent falls and develop a prevention action plan. Also to develop and engage in a home fitness plan, and identifying community resources.
The target group of this program is people with MS who are at the highest risk of falls and the most likely to be able to improve their mobility; those who are ambulatory, possibly needing the assistance of a cane or crutch, but NOT a wheelchair.
The group will meet at Stalls Medical Inc.- 7980 Chapel Hill Road, Cary, NC for 8 consecutive Tuesdays, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The chapter does not provide transportation.
- January 12th
- January 19th
- January 26th
- February 2nd
- February 9th
- February 16th
- February 23rd
- March 1st.
For more details and to request a registration packet, please call 1-800-344-4867, option 1. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Please allow ample time to complete your registration packet and return it to the chapter. Cost is $20.00 for the program (non-refundable).
Registration deadline is January 4. Click HERE to register!