Fall Prevention

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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. 

2021 Dates

  • April 2 - June 24 
  • July 6 - September 23
  • October 5 - December 23 

Requirements

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 two 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.

Pricing

Cost is $120 per person.


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.