What’s your idea or solution?
To provide a wide variety of appropriate Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) lessons to individuals who have sustained an osteoporosis-related fracture.
How does your idea impact the care experience of older adults to ensure the first fracture is the last?
Often older adults lose mobility because of fear of falling and fracturing. Typical adaptations in the effort to stay safe often are at the expense of optimal movement patterns. ATM lessons are appropriate before, during, and after fracture as they provide rich movement experiences that assist individuals with recognizing movement which inhibits and movement that is helpful. People who engage regularly in these lessons have experienced reduced pain, improved balance, enhanced cognition, expanded self-organization, and better self-regulation. They can more accurately identify when they are at risk and when they are safer.
Where in the post-fracture care journey does this solution fall?
Because ATM lessons are structured to explore small movements done slowly and with great attention, lessons are appropriate at any time in the post-fracture journey.