iStand is intended to reverse the serious problem of falls on an international level by making proven exercise programs accessible and available 24/7 worldwide.
Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
In an effort to offer expanded falls prevention content, tools, and social networks for physical therapists, caregivers and senior populations, as well as licensing options for companies and organizations, the iStandFit.com website has been re-launched, announced today by HoliVision, LLC.
The iStand program offers evidence-based exercise routines to help minimize the risk of falls for seniors, stroke victims, employees, and others. It teaches simple activities and movements from two of the highest-rated, evidence-based exercise programs in the world - Tai Chi and the Otago Exercise Program (OEP) - that users can do to improve balance, strength, and awareness; all of which help minimize the risk of falls.
A new feature of iStand’s enhanced website is information about licensing packages which can be quickly and easily secured on the site. Licensing iStand allows the company or healthcare facility access to online video streaming of the exercise routines. It will support senior centers, stroke centers, corporate health & wellness departments, caregivers, and other businesses and organizations that recognize the importance of falls prevention and want to implement their own internal program. iStand has several licensing packages available, and can tailor any package to the particular needs of an organization. In addition, as part of their partnering incentive program, a free month is available to licensees who refer a client that purchases a licensing package.
Another expanded feature of the redesigned iStand site is the HIP social network (Help. Interact. Prevent.), a free online social community where users can share experiences, create groups and events, interact with physical therapists, and encourage each other in an effort to prevent falls. Users can create profiles, and post news and comments, load photos and invite friends. Visitors to http://www.iStandFit.com can also download the iStand mobile app from iTunes, the first of its kind for a worldwide falls prevention program.
The iStand Falls Prevention® exercises are clinically proven to increase strength, balance, and reduce the risk of falls among seniors. Falls are the number one cause of injury-related deaths for seniors in the US yet they can be largely prevented. One out of three seniors over age 65 falls each year according to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The death rate from falls among seniors has risen sharply over the past decade and is expected to grow as the population ages.
“We are the first and only company to disseminate a falls prevention program via online streaming. We have a full-service website and licensing packages for caregivers, healthcare practitioners, and corporate communities throughout the US,” says Mazy Holiday, creator of iStand, and founder and CEO of HoliVision. “iStand is intended to reverse the serious problem of falls on an international level by making proven exercise programs accessible and available 24/7 worldwide.”
To learn more about the iStand Falls Prevention® Program, visit http://www.iStandFit.com.