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Positive Steps Fall Prevention and Exercise Program
The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region and the Dr. Paul Schwann Centre at the University of Regina developed the Positive Steps Fall Prevention and Exercise Program to introduce and lead older adults through an exercise program. The goal was to prevent falls, which could result in serious injury.
Positive Steps Handbook - This 50 page handbook can be used alone or in conjunction with the Positive Steps exercise video or audio tapes. Part one of the handbook examines factors that increase your risk of falling and discusses steps that reduce your risk. Part two covers the exercise program, with stretching and strengthening activities arranged in three levels of difficulty. Warm-up exercises are included and there are photos and descriptions of all exercises. This section also includes safety tips and general exercise information. Section three of the handbook includes information on using weights and towels in your exercises and a tear-out checklist for "fall-proofing" your home.
Video of Positive Steps Exercise Program - This video takes the viewer through a series of exercises arranged in three levels of difficulty (beginner, intermediate and advanced). The video is intended for individuals to use in their own home. It is also appropriate for small groups who wish to exercise together. The exercises focus on stretching, strengthening and developing balance. Please note that the video must be used in conjunction with the Positive Steps Handbook. It is available in both VHS and DVD formats.
The handbook is available for $3.00 using the order form below. If you wish to view the handbook or print a copy click here.
For more information call (306) 766-6326.
Please note that the handbook is free to residents of the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region. The $3.00 charge applies to non-health region residents only. All prices include shipping and handling.
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