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The National Posture Institute and HUR Health and Fitness have formed an Educational Partnership to develop NPI’s Certified Posture Specialist (CPS) HUR Specialization Certificate Program incorporating NPI’s Certified Posture Specialist program focusing on posture assessments, exercise program design, and implementing NPI’s Fall Prevention Program. The certificate program incorporates the proper use of HUR exercise equipment in video format and special presentations designed for teaching professionals how to implement NPI’s detailed Fall Prevention Program at your facility. In addition, the partnership provides CECs-CEUs and educational discount opportunities for health/fitness professionals. Learn more here: NPI-Certified Posture Specialist (CPS) HUR Specialization Program The partnership between NPI and HUR allows for both organizations to effectively promote independence, posture, mobility, fall prevention and incontinence reduction for older adults.
The National Posture Institute incorporates three of HUR‘s iBalance Testing and Training Systems into its educational programs, which are HUR iBalance Plus, HUR iBalance Smart Card and HUR iBalance Premium. These three screening tools provide baseline testing, continued monitoring, evaluation and training regarding proper posture and stability. The HUR iBalance System allows testers and users to see how proper posture and balance/stability training protocols can drastically reduce the chance of having reoccurring falls. To learn more about the HUR iBalance Testing and Training Systems, please visit: http://www.npionline.org/products and www.hurusa.com
“Falling is #1 reason for injury deaths for older adults. Actually, every third American over 65 years old falls each year costing over $20 billion to our economy. We look forward to working with NPI to provide superior solutions and educational services for senior housing communities and medical fitness centers to reduce falls and their consequences”, said Juha Vaisanen, President of HUR Health and Fitness Equipment.
NPI has designed an assessment and analysis system for fall prevention, as well as a balance/stability training program, especially for senior clients and those recovered from past injury. In this specific client community, fall prevention is one of the most important educations, because it prevents further injuries, trauma, inconvenience in activities of daily living, and serious mental stress. Fall prevention and balance/stability training can effectively help clients maintain and increase their quality of living. Each iBalance system provides Standardized Balance Testing, Fall Risk Assessments and Indication of Weakest Direction (Limits of Stability Test) and various training programs. NPI has been delivering education regarding posture, injury-free exercises and posture-based business models since it was founded. The new partnership with HUR and the incorporation of HUR exercise equipment and iBalance system provides a great opportunity for both clients in need and for facilities in health/fitness industry. In one hand, it assists clients/patients to improve their posture, balance and stability which effectively prevents falls. In the other hand, it is a great and unique service to implement in the health/fitness facilities, which helps increase member base retention and ultimately generate revenue.
“We are very excited to have this opportunity to work with HUR,” said Ken Baldwin, Executive Director of the National Posture Institute. “Furthermore, with our educational partnership, we will be able to develop more programs and solutions towards our long-term educational goals in developing assessments and exercise programs focused on posture correction andFall Prevention.”
About the National Posture Institute (NPI) The National Posture Institute (NPI) is an educational and member-driven organization, providing health and fitness educational programs, public outreach, corporate wellness, and professional certificate programs for allied health/medical/fitness professionals as well as posture education programs for the general public. NPI is dedicated to delivering education through innovative educational resources, teaching solutions, and courses.