In order to receive 1.5 CEC’s for this video series, please watch all nine videos and give a written comment for how each of these can be addressed by a change that you can make to your class or by showing how a component of your class already meets this standard.
The Manitoba Fitness Council working in partnership with local health authorities have created the falls prevention video series for active healthy older adults. These videos are intended for use by Fitness Instructors who have taken advanced training to allow them to work with older adults. These exercise suggestions should be used in accordance with the training that you have received and understanding that modifications should be provided for those that require them.
- At least one‐third of community‐dwelling people over 65 years of age fall each year.
- Exercises that target balance, gait and muscle strength have been found to prevent falls in these people.
- Exercise reduces the rate of falls by 23% (rate ratio (RaR) 0.77, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.71 to 0.83; 12,981 participants, 59 studies; high‐certainty evidence).
- Multiple types of exercise (most commonly balance and functional exercises plus resistance exercises) probably reduce the rate of falls by 34%.
- Exercise programs reduce the rate of falls and the number of people experiencing falls in older people living in the community (high‐certainty evidence).
- Narrowing the base of support – https://youtu.be/i6KGAJDO64Y
- Decreasing hand support – https://youtu.be/Jm-iMNGCgtM
- Moving the centre of Mass – https://youtu.be/Y4WQTj7Zl-A
- Performing Multiple tasks – https://youtu.be/OTiGEFRIEEs
- Moving the Head – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFLTvZNBn5o
- Altering Vision – https://youtu.be/RH10mHIow8g
- Altering the surface – https://youtu.be/IXViomJ67Ng
- Change of Direction – https://youtu.be/PzP0wZj_FJA
- Navigating Obstacles – https://youtu.be/lpLC9tt8tsg
Other considerations include encouraging your participants to participate in classes at least three times per week for one hour.
It is recommended that older adults engage in at least 40% of activity time performing exercises that challenge balance. Tai Chi is one type of exercise that challenges balance and is effective in reducing risks of falling.
There are other types of exercises that challenge balance and are good for falls prevention these include:
- core strength exercises;
- stepping exercises;
- interactive cognitive–motor, and proprioception-based balance training;
- foot and ankle exercises; and
In order to receive 1.5 CEC’s for this video series, please watch all nine videos and give a written comment for how each of these can be addressed by a change that you can make to your class or by showing how a component of your class already meets this standard. Once this is submitted to the MFC via email or mail, you’ll receive a CEC certificate in the mail.
Manitoba Fitness Council: Falls are a leading cause of injury, hospitalization, and death in older adults. Specific exercises and falls prevention education can be easily implemented into fitness classes. Fitness Leaders can work towards reducing the fear of falling and assist with building confidence to get people back into safe and effective exercise programs. Presenter: Andrea Smith MSc, ACSM-CIFT and Instructor in Kinesiology and Applied Health, University of Winnipeg
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Once this is submitted to the MFC via email at email@example.com or mail, you’ll receive a CEC certificate