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Syncing your Garmin to your Bluetooth Phone or Device-

Technology can be a great help in tracking and improving your health. One of the challenges is that using technology often takes some experience or some guidance. One of the components of the HOP-UP-PT Foundational Independence program is the use of an activity monitor that a person wears on their wrist. Below are some key Read More

HOP-UP-PT debuts the Certified Ambassador Training

Screening by a HOP-UP-PT Ambassador

Community centers and an older adult’s social network are the key to identifying which older adults might be at risk for falls or becoming homebound. As of 2022, HOP-UP-PT is now providing community center staff, employees, and volunteers the opportunity to become a Certified HOP-UP-PT Ambassador. There is no cost to becoming a certified ambassador. Read More

The Upstream Approach to Health

An upstream approach to healthcare aims to examine and then impact the root causes of a health-related problem rather the symptoms. The approach can bring about downstream improvements in health outcomes and decrease healthcare costs. HOP-UP-PT uses this approach as the foundation of all evaluations, interventions, and programming.

Get Trained in the Otago Exercise Program

The Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (CGWEP) website provides information on the Otago Exercise Program and how to become an Otago Exercise Program Provider. Resources on administering the program with participants are also available.

Otago Exercise Video – Level B

Welcome to the HOP-UP-PT interactive exercise video to guide you in the Otago exercise program.

This program was designed to help you maintain your strength and mobility and to help prevent falls. This video is intended for participants who have viewed the complete demonstration video and are ready to complete the program, start to finish without interruption.

“Stay Independent” brochure and fall risk screening tool

The Stay Independent brochure, available as a component of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention STEADI programming, contains a Fall risk Screening questionnaire that is useful to older adults and their families, community centers, and health care providers. The 12-question screening tool is a validated fall risk self-assessment tool (Rubenstein et al. J Safety Res; Read More

CDC’s STEADI Program integrated into HOP-UP-PT

A core component of the Foundational HOP-UP-PT Independence Program is the application of the CDC’s Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries program.  A highly regarded program available to the public and healthcare providers, STEADI helps identify and treat falls and fall related injuries. 

Otago-based Falls Prevention Exercise Program

Join Dr. Tiffany Shubert, Physical Therapist and expert in aging, health, and wellness in video one of this multi-part falls prevention exercise program.

Safe Fall Recovery

Hello, and welcome to a video aimed at teaching you safe steps to get up after a fall. You may already know that one in four adults over the age of 65 fall each year. This rate increases as a person ages. Additionally, lying on the floor for an extended time after a fall may result in complications. Therefore, having a plan in place should a fall occur is the first step to safe fall recovery.