Fall Prevention Strategies

by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA

Senior Fitness

Give your active-aging clients a research-based, muscular approach to help them prevent falls.

Falling is one of the top concerns of our active-aging clients.

As a profession, we’ve addressed this issue by encouraging a functional “train- to-transfer” mentality. Fortunately, strategies for balance improvement and fall prevention have come a long way from the single, static “stork stance” so often prescribed just a decade ago. Thanks to a combination of scientific research and success stories of fitness pros working with this population, we know more now than ever.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 13, Issue 5

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About the Author

Lawrence Biscontini, MA

Lawrence Biscontini, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Lawrence Biscontini, MA, has established fitness history by winning multiple Instructor of the Year Awards from ECA (2010, 2009), IDEA (2004), Can Fit Pro (2004), and ACE (2002). In 2011, Lawrence received the Inner Idea Inspiration Award, and currently he works as Mindful Movement Specialist, Author, and Creative Consultant. Lawrence represents several fitness programs and companies, including BOSU, Gliding, Beamfit, Bender Ball;, Resist-A-Ball; and Power Systems. Lawrence is the creator of Yo-Chi;, star of the television program PurposeFit;, and his most recent books are Running the Show and Cream Rises. Lawrence enjoys inspiring the world to fitness as an author, presenter, and international ambassador for IDEA.