Carlyle Place, Navicent Health Offers Residents Cutting Edge Stability Trainer

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Each year, an estimated one in four adults over the age of 65 will fall, and many of these falls will lead to serious injuries, such as broken hips. Many senior adults fear falling and often limit their activities in an effort to decrease risk. These limitations, however, may lead to physical weakness and increase their risk of falling.
In order to address falls and fear of falling, Carlyle Place, Navicent Health now offers residents the SCIFIT Latitude Lateral Stability Trainer for improved balance, stability and gate. The trainer, purchased by residents through their Carlyle Place General Fund, is one of the first of its kind and works various muscle groups in order to strengthen balance.
“Carlyle Place residents enjoy active, vibrant lifestyles, and they have no intention of slowing down – especially due to a fall or fall-related injury. The Latitude Lateral Stability Trainer is an item our residents selected to address this concern and ensure they continue their full, active lifestyles as they age,” said Tom Rockenbach, Chief Administrative Officer for Carlyle Place, Navicent Health.  
The trainer’s recumbent position and five-directional motion allow users to strengthen muscles and improve motion needed for side-to-side movements. Almost 200 resistance levels allow users of any fitness level to benefit from using the trainer, and progressively build torward new goals. As an added bonus, the seat slides off to allow direct wheelchair access for those in need of rehabilitative care.