The RiseUp maneuver which incorporates getting down and up from the ground/floor, is essential in a culture that is addicted to chairs.
When we loose this fundamental ability to relate with the floor we become handicapped in the most subtle way. We are really blind to this process.
Then it is only a matter of time when Fear of Falling (FOF) is creeping in.
The #22RiseUpChallenge is to raise awareness to prevent fear of falling, a silent epidemic in seniors.
Part of my relevant experience that pertinences to the fall prevention field,
basically, why I am an expert in the filed. not exhaustive.
A Facebook friend asked me recently what qualify me to teach the #22RiseUpChallenge, so this is an informal partial answer. I work in this field since 2001, and did a practical thesis about rolling (i.e. martial arts) as a primary prevention of fall related hip fractures.
more to come,
lets empower people as we cannot switch off the
In almost every one of my Own the Floor classes, I develop a new image that help convey a specific concept ... I love to teach ;)
To be realistic, in a real life situation, when a fall starts, you already find yourself in a leaning posture, your upper part of the body is OUT of the secured "envelope" created by your legs Base of Support (BOS).
So you fall.
This angular momentum creates a LARGE amount of energy that in a second or so, will translate to the amount of impa