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Know your risk of falling

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CDC STEADI

This assessment is based on the CDC STEADI screening.
*Please visit your primary care physician for more in-depth screening.*

Indianapolis Oasis Falls Prevention

Theresa Combs


Theresa Lynn Combs has been an instructor at Indianapolis Oasis since 2001 and she says that teaching falls prevention classes is very satisfying. "I'm blown away by the tenacity and desire of class participants to stay on their feet and overcome their fear of falling," she says. "I truly love knowing I am making a difference helping people assess their surroundings, feel comfortable in getting out and staying active." There are a number of great ways to stay on your feet! 


Maintaining Balance with Indianapolis Oasis

Matter of Balance

Indianapolis Matter of Balance ClassesManage falls and increase activity levels. Learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity and make changes to reduce falls risks at home. Practice simple exercises in class and continue on your own to increase strength and balance.
 

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Floor Core Balance and More

Indianapolis Floor Core Balance and More

 

Improve and strengthen posture, alignment, flexibility and balance with these classes that can help you gain the confidence you need to go about the daily activities you enjoy.

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Strength, Balance and Flexibility

Indianapolis Strength, Balance and Flexibility

Exercises to increase balance, agility, flexibility, coordination and improve posture and body awareness. Resistance bands and body weights.

Bring light weights 3-8 lbs). This class will not move to the floor.

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Tai Chi for Balance and Falls Prevention

Indianapolis Tai Chi for Balance and Falls Prevention

Exercises to increase balance, agility, flexibility, coordination and improve posture and body awareness. Resistance bands and body weights.

(Bring light weights 3-8 lbs). This class will not move to the floor.

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Posture, Balance and Strength

Indianapolis Postue, Balance and Strength

Focus is on strength and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back.  Emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing to relieve stress and oxygen flow to muscles.

Chair options available.

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Watch your step!

When Alice McHugh fell, breaking a bone in her foot, she was just going about her daily routine. She’s on the mend now, but more committed than ever to get back to teaching Oasis falls prevention classes. Watch her story!

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