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FALLS PREVENTION CAMP.


08.02.2019 -

Report
31st January 2019

Amar Jyoti Rehabilitation and Research Institute, Department of Physiotherapy (Under Aegis of Amar Jyoti Charitable trust) organised a free Falls Prevention Camp at Aashirwad Old Age Home, Karkardooma Institutional Area, New Delhi-92 on Thursday 31st January 2019.
For the first time, the camp was organised for old age home members with the objective of providing an awareness lecture on active ageing, fall in elderly, progressing of imbalance with ageing, role of physiotherapy to improve balance, fall prevention and exercises. The 7 team members of Institute including two Assistant Professors, one Post Graduate student and four internship students conducted the camp.
Awareness lecture on ‘Balance related problems with Ageing’ was delivered by Dr.Sampada S Jahagirder (PT). Balance and strengthening exercises was explained by Dr.Thaiba Reinai (PT). This was followed by free balance testing (including Activities Specific Balance Confidence Scale, Time Up and Go test, Functional Reach Test and One leg stand test) of the in-house participants. One to one consultation was done during the camp. It was found that most of the members have low level of physical functioning and moderate to high risk of falls. Members of the Old Age Home greatly appreciate the efforts of the team. As per the request of participants, a follow up session/sessions will be organised in near future.

Dr.Sampada S Jahagirder (PT)

Dr.Thaiba Reinai (PT)

Assistant Professor                                                                      

Assistant Professor

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