CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Falls are the number one cause of injury-related deaths among the elderly, and a local class aiming to change that reality was recently put to the test.
Designed by Doug Lentz, director of fitness and human performance at Results Fitness and Therapy, and Dr. Sally Paulson of Shippensburg University, the balance and fall prevention class teaches proper movement mechanics, low intensity power movements, body weight strength exercises, stationary balance, and movement-based balance.
Last week, experts brought dorsaVi movement sensor technology to Results Fitness and Therapy to measure the balance and movement of class graduates.
Sensors were connected to the participants as they were prompted to complete different exercises, such as standing on one foot, or walking at different paces as computer screens tracked their balance and stability.
The technology showed impressive improvements for the graduates, who had gone through the same tests prior to the class.
“They were able to see how the class helped them improve, and it’s amazing how in just a matter of weeks those who participated in the class were able to walk faster, move with more control, and perform more powerful muscle actions,” explained Lentz.
For more information on signing up for the balance and fall prevention class or to learn about other classes and services offered at Results Fitness and Therapy, click here.