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Balance Training Program

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  • Ended
  • Miller's Way

Available spots


Description

Wednesdays 12 to 1 pm Frdays: 11 to 12pm Dates: April 12th to May 5th April 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28th, May 3rd and 5th Starting from the 12th April 2023, Millers Way project is providing a balance training program for 1 month 2x/week for no cost. This program part of a clinical trial in association with St Mary’s University and Functional Movement Coach Ben Medder. This clinical trial is to test the degree to which we can improve someone’s ability to remain balanced on one leg using physical exercise only. The ability to balance on one leg is essential not only as a measure for long term health and reduced risk of falling, but also because it improves ability in everyday tasks such as putting on clothing, stepping off kerbs and walking up and downstairs. This skill can have significant impact on muscle tone and control as well as general confidence levels and cognitive ability The approach to training involves checking for movement capability in certain areas of the body, then training these component parts separately to before learning to coordinate them to achieve excellent one leg balance capability on both legs. No medication or medical intervention will be given and there is no control group (which means everyone will be getting the full training) The training commitment for participants is one hour, two times per week, Wednesday and Fridays for four weeks. Training is provided by Ben Medder at Millers Way project, W6, Shepherds bush. Specific home exercises are also given. All we ask is that you can participate in all (or at least most of) the sessions session, allow us to assess your balance with a one leg balance test and foot plate scanner when you come for testing, and answer a questionnaire at beginning and end of the trial to assess any useful knock on effects from the course of balance training. Eligibility criteria: - We are looking for a limited number of participants who must fit certain criteria to be included in the trial. - You must be 60 + years of age - Be able to walk for half an hour, - Able to walk up a flight of stairs (even if with difficulty), - No major falls, breaks or hospitalisations in the past year


Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule treatments or classes, please give us at least 48hrs notice or you will be charged the full cost of your class or treatment - if we manage to fill your slot you will not be charged. General Cancellation Policy for Courses You can cancel your course up to 14 days before the course and receive a full refund minus 1 10% transaction charge. You will not receive a refund If you cancel less than 14 days before the course - however, you will have the option to send a replacement as long as you inform us beforehand.


Contact Details

  • 0203 488 8678

    contact@millerswayproject.com


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