The ABCs of Prevention and Fitness – At Home and On-the-Job
“The ABCs of Prevention and Fitness System . . .” provides the foundation of all presentations sponsored by Thera-Fitness, Inc. Derived from the extensive personal and professional experience of C. Vicki Gold, PT, MA, this 5-step mind-body system has transformed people’s ability to reduce stress and learn to move more safely and efficiently in any setting.
“The ABCs . . .” is a unique program of mindfulness, body mechanics and movement training that transforms how individuals think about performing their everyday activities, at home, or on-the-job! Check out “The ABCs . . .” DVD in our store.
The 5-Steps of “The ABCs of Prevention and Fitness”:
Each of the steps of “The ABCs . . .” has been found to be an essential component of safe, efficient movement. The system may also be effective in reducing falls and injuries, especially among older adults and their caregivers, and may be a significant factor in improving overall physical function and well-being among all adult populations.
Information in “The ABCs . . .” training is presented in the format of: “What is it?” “Why is it important?” and “How do you achieve it?” This approach has proven to be extremely effective, especially when combined with the experiential, skill-based training and individual attention provided to all workshop participants. Fun is always part of our programs!
How body parts are positioned, especially the head, neck, and spine. Good alignment improves how you look, feel and function; Tricks and techniques for improving posture (Alignment), including the use of mental imagery (“Lengthen-Open”).
Improving removal of CO2 and intake of O2 . Effectiveness for stress-reduction and increased energy. Use of slow-prolonged- pursed-lip breathing for increased respiratory capacity.
Mind and body working together (focus) helping to reduce injuries and improve productivity; Moving and carrying from one’s “center” of gravity.
An effective tool for learning new motor skills; an Effective technique for increasing strength, balance, and coordination; Increases focus on the task at hand.
The Basic Moves
A series of squats – weight-shifting – lifting and carrying techniques, including training in safe patient transfers, where appropriate.
Throughout “The ABCs . . .” presentations, time is always made available for questions or issues participants may have. Our commitment is that everyone leaves knowing their “ABCs!”