Exercise is Medicine - EVENT POSTPONED - FUTURE DATE TBD
"If exercise could be packed into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation."
In 2007, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) developed an initiative, "Exercise is Medicine" (EIM), to promote overall public health and reduce long term health care costs. This test can be an important component to your physician’s annual physical to help your doctor track your functional abilities. A survey by the ACSM indicates that 60% of patients report that they would be "more likely to start a physical activity program if advised to do so by their health care providers". Exercise can be a powerful intervention if prescribed, monitored and progressed by physical and occupational therapists.
Licensed Physical Therapist, Mike Salerno, will be giving a FREE seminar on aging well and exercise. It will focus on providing you information about the Adult Functional Independence Test (AFIT). This test is covered by Medicare and it can help you age optimally, safely, and help prevent injuries from falls. The AFIT can also help identify chronic problems before they occur.
The AFIT is a functional assessment for people over 50 that evaluates 15 performance-based tests that can be done by a certified PT or OT. These tests provide valid and reliable measures of the 5 key aspects of fitness: posture, strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility. Currently, Salerno is the only therapist in the state of Nebraska that is certified to perform the AFIT.
Come join us for this 1-hour event and learn how you can optimize your health today!
How much is it to attend? Nothing…the event is FREE!
Adult Functional Independence Test (AFIT) Seminar
EVENT POSTPONED - FUTURE DATE TBD
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 6:30pm
7611 Pacific St. Omaha, NE 68114
Hosted by: Mike Salerno, PT, FSOAE
Please RSVP to this event by either calling our Pacific St. location at 402-763-8774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (walk in’s still welcome)
*The first 10 people to RSVP will receive a door prize.*
If you know someone who would benefit from attending this event, please invite them to join!
We hope to see you there!