A Community Educationally Based Activity Program for the Elderly: Feldenkrais® Lessons to Increase Mobility and Decrease Fall Risk

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Identifier 2005_Graybill
Title A Community Educationally Based Activity Program for the Elderly: Feldenkrais® Lessons to Increase Mobility and Decrease Fall Risk
Creator Graybill, Charles S.
Subject Accidental Falls; Accident Prevention; Risk Reduction Behavior; Mobility Limitation; Locomotion; Postural Balance; Activities of Daily Living; Health Education; Exercise Therapy; Motor Skills; Teaching; Aging Populations; Feldenkrais Lessons; Awareness Through Movement
Description A Community Educationally Based Activity Program for the Elderly: Feldenkrais® Lessons to Increase Mobility and Decrease Fall Risk. Decreased mobility and falls are a major concern for the elderly. As the "Baby Boomer" generation enters the 65 year and older group, this problem will escalate rapidly. Multi factorial interventions which are individualized and accessible to older adults are needed. Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) group lessons showed increase balance and balance confidence in patient groups. A six week program of Feldenkrais ATM lessons was developed using the application format required by the University of Utah Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. These lessons were designed to improve the efficiency of common functional activities performed by community dwelling elder adults. The six lessons developed were individualized, safe, and encouraged students to explore with curiosity common movement instructions. The Feldenkrais Method has demonstrated strong links to three learning theories; experiential education, Dynamic Systems Theory, and Critical Pedagogy. Additional qualitative and quantitative research is needed to document additional outcomes.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2005
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Charles S. Graybill 2005
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Charles S. Graybill
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s6t46rcn
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-01-28
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179479
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t46rcn
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