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Incentivized Mobility & Strengthening Program for Well Being and Independence

A program that uses nutritional counseling, self-myofascial release (foam rolling), and simple strength building movements to prevent falls.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it enable older adults to live their best possible life by preventing falls?

This idea is designed for people of any age who want to improve their mobility and strength as well as minimize their risk of injury from a fall. People over 65 will benefit from this program which is designed to preserve their quality of life and independence. The program specifically targets the hip area and tight or weakened hip flexor muscles resulting from too much time spent in the seated position - at home, at work, and in the car.

This idea aims to increase education among users about the risks of injuries from falling and to reduce the incidence of falls among participating users.  This is accomplished by improving the posture, hip strength and overall mobility of participants resulting in the ability to avoid falls altogether and the ability to recover their footing during a fall.  A potential incentive for Medicare enrollees would be $25 per month refunded to active participants of the program.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

A small pilot program could be implemented to gather data from willing participants. Their feedback would help us improve the program's value and retention rate.

What skills, input, or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Any input from the community would be valuable in improving the impact of this idea. Suggestions and thoughts from diverse perspectives are vital to increase our ability to help prevent falls.

How long has your idea existed?

  • 4 months - 1 year

This idea emerged from

  • An OpenIDEO Outpost or Chapter
  • An Individual

Tell us about your work experience:

I have worked in design and entrepreneurship roles for most of my life. I was raised by family that continues to focus on entrepreneurship in the healthcare field to this day.

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