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An Occupational Therapist's guide to Yoga and Fall Prevention
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
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An Occupational Therapist's guide to Yoga and Fall Prevention

Free WOTA webinar. Webinars are a member benefit. Not a member? Join today!

Join us September 22 at Noon for this event.

1 in 3 people over the age of 65 will fall each year. The key factors contributing to fall prevention include balance, strength and the way a person walks. Yoga has an impact on all 3 of these risk factors. This workshop will explore fall prevention and where yoga fits into the current research landscape. This webinar will highlight instruction for occupational therapists to incorporate yoga and fall prevention information into their profession. This webinar will also introduce safe and effective ways for older adults to use yoga as a wellness tool. 

  • Learning Outcomes
    • At the end of the session, participants will:
      • Understand the impact of fall prevention on the older adult population.
      • Understand what yoga is and its effect on fall prevention.
      • Identify the current research related to yoga and fall prevention.
      • Identify safe and effective yoga techniques for an older adult population which may help facilitate fall prevention

 

  • ·         Instructor Paul Mross lives in New Glarus with his wife and son. He is a certified yoga instructor through the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200). He has been the project manager and yoga consultant for 4 research studies on Fall Prevention and Yoga with UW-Madison. He has two publications on his research projects. Paul has presented at multiple conferences, including Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging and  the International Association of Yoga Therapist. Paul is the designer of The Happ:y Mat, a portable template with visual cues that assist the therapist and client in basic mobility instruction. Paul is also the co-founder of a nonprofit called YAFA, Yoga Accessible for All, which is a coalition of yoga teachers, community partners and academia whose mission is to increase access to the benefits of yoga in under-served communities.  https://thehappyyogamat.com/
Register for the webinar here.