Redondo Orthopedic Physical Therapy presents its first in a series of ongoing monthly presentations dedicated to empowering the South Bay community to develop healthy habits that will prevent injuries and conditions impacting mobility. The unique interactive presentations will consist of a “teach and try” approach where, following a short presentation on the topic, participants will break into small groups and sample various activities. The ultimate goal of this “learn by doing” approach is to make permanent changes that will create a strong and healthy body.
The program is led by Steve Tyssee, owner of Redondo Orthopedic Physical Therapy, a veteran expert inphysical therapy for over 15 years and creator of the new MedEx program.
Improving fitness is critical to not only preventing disease but maintaining function and mobility, especially forseniors. Withroughly 70 million people in the “elder boomer generation,” falling represents a serious health risk for people over the age of 65 and can lead to severely broken bones and death. It is the leading cause of mortality for Americans 65 years of age or older. Taking a holistic approach to reducing risk for re-injury, disease and its associated health complications, as well as helping seniors and others maintain a healthy, active and independent lifestyle is an important step to preventing conditions that can impact a person’s mobility and future health. In addition, an active learning environment, as opposed to a pure lecture format, can be more engaging and lead to quicker and more permanent changes.