We are a group of student healthcare professionals interested in much more than treating diseases and accidents; we want to prevent them. We developed a program that is short, with easy to follow and actionable recommendations. Gathering expertise from Orthopedic surgery, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy and Nutrition we present to you the future of prevention.
It is no secret that with aging comes a higher incidence of illnesses and accidents. We developed this program in order to tackle the most common and preventable cause of accidental hospitalizations in the over 65 years old population; falls. The current literature on the topic is unambiguous, up to a third of these accidental falls are preventable. This interdisciplinary program serves two purposes; the first one is to train student healthcare professionals to instruct a dynamic four weeks fall prevention program targeted for the over 65-year-old population. The second purpose is to provide these students with concrete evidence-based strategies to prevent falls in their future patients.
We are targetting the over 65 years old age group living in an autonomous or semi-autonomous setting. The program consists of four 1 hour sessions where we aim to provide knowledge, guide physical exercise and have fun.
We are really passionate about this. The STRIVE program is 100% free and customized for every group.