I know that often, by the time a client is looking for a physical therapist they have been given a diagnosis. Many times they don’t start the journey they were given with all the knowledge they should have. Waiting until you receive a diagnosis or reach a point where you or a loved one needs the help of a physical therapist to become knowledgeable can make your journey seem overwhelming.
That is why I offer a number of presentations for seniors that will make you informed, should you ever need the services of any physical therapist. GO Physical Therapy wants you to be knowledgeable if you are ever faced with a problem; you will have a basic understanding of what is ahead for not only the person who is diagnosed but for the caregivers and family. I also like to get out into my community to offer not only presentations but exciting events to groups (church groups, senior centers, etc.) that not only educate but invigorate!
Here are some of the great presentations and events we offer from GO Physical Therapy & Wellness:
- Senior Fitness Testing. The Senior Fitness Test is the most valuable way for seniors to know exactly where they stand in terms of fitness; comparing their scores to THOUSANDS of seniors their own age and gender. Knowing this information is essential as they can now focus on exactly what they need to do to stay independent for as long as possible.
- Weekly Silver Sneakers Exercise Class. Go PT has teamed up with an exercise instructor who is certified in Silver Sneakers that can come to YOU and your group in the comfort of your normal meeting place. Fitness is fun at any age and we work to ensure that nobody is above their level of ability.
- Monthly FUN EVENTS! The ideas are flowing here and we want to make it fun and engaging for your group to not only learn but . The Balance Olympics is a FUN event we hold that features balance games and exercises. Participants are awarded for their accomplishments as they try to safely set new balance records.
- Monthly or Quarterly Discussions. Some Topics include:
Warning Signs of Stroke
I will teach the audience the major risk factors for stroke and how they can adopt a lifestyle of prevention. I will then create a fun and engaging game with the audience allowing them to use simple memory strategies to easily and effortlessly remember the major signs of a stroke. This way they can act and help those who need treatment right away.
Balance and Fall Prevention
No nonsense tips to make your home and YOU safer! We have 1-2 volunteers to a do quick and fun screening test in order to see how their balance scores relate to others their own age and then let them know if they are at risk for falling. Then we show the group techniques and discuss how to NOT be at risk for falling.
I would love for the opportunity to meet with you to discuss these programs and how we can bring them to your group. Feel free to call me at (516) 946-6442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I want you to know that there is no obligation to any member of these groups to utilize our physical therapists for their physical therapy needs. We understand that some seniors in your group may already be in therapy with another clinic; but, we would welcome the chance to show you what at-home physical therapy can do for you too! So there is no obligation attached to having us come to your group for any of our presentations or events. Just lots of fun and information that can make your life better! Don’t wait until you’re faced with an issue before you become informed. Even more importantly, some issues you may face in your senior years can possibly be avoided with these classes and information. Do it for yourself, do it for your loved ones, do it for the fun of getting your group of seniors an entertaining and educating opportunity.
Dedicated To Your Health & Well-being (and safety),