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Fall Prevention

To improve the health of the communities we serve, the Owensboro Healthpark has developed a 12-week small group supervised exercise class aimed at improving gait, balance, stability and muscle strength to help reduce the likelihood of a fall. Individuals who are interested in participating in the class must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be ambulatory without having to rely heavily on assistance from a walker or other mobility devices
  • Must be able to consistently attend 2 one-hour classes each week for 12 weeks
  • Must have medical clearance from a physician for participation in the program
  • Must consent to pretesting to determine if one is a candidate for the program and post testing to measure improvement as a result of the program

Results

In a piloted test group, participants who completed this class expressed the following results:

  • Decreased number of falls
  • More confidence and less fear of falling
  • Increased strength, stamina, and endurance

This program was developed by a collaborative effort between physical therapists and exercise professionals.

Class Schedule

Next Class will be held July 11 - September 28, 2017, each Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Healthpark Group Exercise Studio 2A.

Pricing

Healthpark Members

$60 Individual

$90 per couple

Non-Members

$90 Individual

$150 per couple


Contact Us

If you or someone you know would be interested in this program, please contact Jason Anderson, Manager of Health & Fitness at the Healthpark at 270-688-4785.

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For more information about Healthpark services & programs email or call 270-688-LIFE (5433).

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