By Sue Scott

''ABLE our bodies stability education deals an activity-based software to enhance stability and mobility for either healthy and frail older adults. This useful instructor's advisor offers greater than a hundred thirty stability and mobility routines that think about flexibility power, and cardiorespiratory patience. those routines improve older adults' skills to take care of stability in finishing their daily tasks.''--BOOK JACKET.

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You make observations and use available written information or other communications, and you initiate discussions with the parties concerned, including your participants. Putting together this kind of information is a valid way to get a comprehensive feel for your participants and their abilities and needs. Here are some questions to ask and areas to look at that will help profile participants and guide your training decisions. Learn From Previously Available Information }}Are there any recent written evaluations, suggestions, or lists of exercises from their doctor, physical therapist, or occupational therapist?

Equipment is brought in for participants to take turns using. Or have partnered activity days when participants provide each others balance support when away from chairs. Individual Clients or Very Small Classes Solo or very small classes provide participants with more individual attention, greater focus on specific needs, and the opportunity to progress faster because more activities can be experienced safely. For example, by the time a large group takes turns crossing the Alligator Pit (see River Fun), class time is almost over.

Abductors (outer thigh muscles) are important in preventing falls to the side. Strong abductors provide greater lateral stability and reduce the risk of falls to the side. Falls to the side, more commonly than others, result in hip fractures, which can be devastating. }}Adductors (inner thigh muscles) also help stabilize side-to-side movement. They are especially important during the single-leg support phase of walking and also provide proper knee and hip alignment. Setting Up ABLE Bodies Training Sessions 25 }}The tibialis anterior (shin muscle) helps control backward sway when standing.

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