Franklin, MI, August 18, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Attention Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers - Sharon Claye, President and Owner of Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC., in collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter, is bringing an exciting new program to the Detroit Metro area designed to help older adults, the homebound, and those with MS to avoid falls and increase confidence and independence. On September 18 at the Society’s Chapter office in Southfield, Claye, a certified Master Trainer in this system, will be teaching a course for Occupational and Physical Therapists, as well as fitness instructors, independent personal trainers, activity directors, and anyone interested in helping older adults to avoid falling by improving balance and strength.
“Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall,” says Claye. “These accidents can be dramatically reduced through learning this set of easy, yet effective, activities. Older adults and those with MS need no longer live in fear of falling and can lead productive and fulfilling lives.”
Developed by Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter, Rochester, NY, founder and President of Senior Fitness Inc., 6 Steps to Better Balance™ is a proven program that utilizes repetitive practice of a series of movements and simple activities, such as the “Chorus Line” and “Dancing with a Pillow,” to help older adults gain better balance and increase their level of daily physical activity.
It is designed to reduce the probability of falls, the fear of falling and fall-related injuries. It also increases body flexibility, leg strength and overall endurance.
“We look forward to hosting the 6 Steps to Better Balance Program™ because it offers our MS Community enjoyable activities rather than 'have-to' exercises which will make it fun for all adults,” said Ms. Rose Taylor, Vice President, Programs & Services, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter. “We’re excited to host a training where various state licensing boards and professional associations have approved this course for eight Continuing Education Units (CEUs).”
Completion of the eight-hour training also qualifies the student for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for several major personal trainer certifications.
For more information on this course go to http://fallpreventiontrainer.com/register-now/ or contact Master Trainer Sharon Claye Toll Free (844) 2-STOP FALLS or (844) 278-6732.
About Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC
Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC of Franklin, MI provides fall prevention and balance training for older adults, care givers, community service organizations and professionals in the fitness, personal & health care industries.
For more information, visit Fall Prevention Training Services on the web at www.fallpreventiontrainer.com or call Toll Free (844) 2-STOP FALLS.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted $122.2 million to connect more than one million individuals to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are united in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever.
Learn more at www.nationalMSsociety.org.