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 National MS Society has developed an 8-week fall prevention program, designed for people living with MS who are walking with a straight cane or no device (at all), but may be at risk of falling.
Tuesdays, February 19 - April 9, 2013
Mercy Rehab Services
1176 Town and Country Commons
Town and Country, MO 63017
You 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 week's 2-hour program 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.
Through this course, participants will:
Identify risk factors that may contribute to falls.
Learn strategies you can employ to prevent falls and develop a fall prevention action plan.
Engage in and develop a home fitness plan that addresses balance, endurance, and strength, aimed at reducing fall risk.
Increase your confidence in minimizing fall risk and in managing falls if they do occur.
Identify additional community resources to implement a fall prevention action plan.