Staying physically active is the single most important action we can do to stay fit and independent as we get older. Physical activities are good for our bodies and minds. Also, it help us remain independent and to get the most out of life.
Fall is “unintentionally coming to the ground or some lower level and other than as a consequence of sustaining a violet blow, loss of consciousness, sudden onset of paralysis as in stroke or an epileptic seizure”.
Falls in older people are an increasingly important public health problem. Fortunately there is now evidence to guide fall prevention practice. This will be valuable to medical practitioners, Physiotherapist, occupational therapists, nurses, researchers and all those working in community, hospital and residential aged care settings. This will cover epidemiology, critical appraisal of the roles of exercise, environment, footwear, and medication, evidence-based risk assessment, and targeted and individually tailored falls-prevention strategies.
Falls in older people: risk factors and strategies for prevention is a book that Prof. Catherine Sherrington and her colleagues work out. This book is a guide through the maze of falls management. This bridges the gap between highly specialised journal articles and highly recommended to students and medical practitioner.
Prof. Catherine Sherrington led the development of novel functionally-relevant exercise protocols for older people which have been demonstrated in 5 clinical trials to have greater benefits on balance and functional ability than traditional programs. Her 1997 clinical trial which was the first to show benefits of a home exercise program after hip fracture has been cited 75 times.
To know more about this amazing findings, Professor Sherrington will be at the First Filipino Therapists Conference and Expo, September 24-25, Crowne Plaza, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.
For inquires, call Ex-link Management and Marketing Services Corp. at tel. no. 643-3887.
Laughter Yoga will be discussed in the upcoming First Filipino Therapists Conference and Expo on Sept. 24 to 25 at the Crown Plaza, Ortigas Center.
Life is too important to be taken seriously, says Oscar Wilde. We are serious nation with serious people who have serious health problems, many of which are related to stress. Laughter relieves stress. Through laughter, we cope with fear and anger-the two emotions that results in stress.
With this, Laughter Yoga, an exercise routine, is sweeping the world and is complete well-being workout. It was brought to the Philippines by ElvieEstavillo in 2000. Since then, the unique and unconventionally yoga has spread nationwide. Laughter Yoga is founded in Mumbai, India in 1995 by a physician named Dr.MadanKataria. The primary reason Dr.Kataria named the technique Laughter Yoga was because he incorporated Pranayama, the ancient science of yogic breathing, into laughter exercises. This has a powerful and immediate effect on our physiology and has been used for more than 4,000 years to influence the body, mind and emotions. According to yogic philosophy, we are alive because the cosmic energy from the universe flows into our body through our breath that is the life energy force or Prana. The essence of life is breathing. Due to stress and negative emotions, breathing becomes irregular and shallow, thus affecting the flow of Prana through the body.
In the Philippines, Paolo Trinidad has founded Laughter Yoga Club Philippines (LYCP) and is a Laughter Yoga professor.
Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter yogic breathing (Pranayama). Laughter is stimulated as a body exercise in a group, eye contact and childlike playfulness. It soon turns into a real, contagious laughter. The concept of laughter yoga is based on the idea that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter.
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|Yoga as a Medical Rehabilitation Technique may give patient healing process faster|
Yoga as a form of medical rehabilitation will be discussed in the upcoming Filipino Therapists Conference and Expo, September 24-25,2011 at Crown Plaza, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.
Mario Antonio V. M Reyes, expert in Yoga as a form of medical rehabilitation, will discuss and share his knowledge on this interesting topic. He is a practitioner of this science for 23 years and expected to contribute to the growing knowledge and science of rehabilitation medicine.
Yoga is an ancient Indian Science and way of life. The practice of Yoga can also play a role in rehabilitation of physically and mentally handicapped persons, as well as those are socially disadvantaged.
Yoga and meditation focus on removing stressful and distracting thoughts from a person’s mind and help them regain their composure and focus so that they can successfully continue with their recovery.
Yoga is fundamentally different from conventional medicine in its approach to injury. Rather than attempting to isolate the cause of an injury to a single factor and to correct it using a specific cure, yoga aims to treat injury by working with the body’s natural healing systems and improving health on all levels.
Asanas, or yoga movements, relax and strengthen muscles and massage internal organs; pranayama, or focused breathing, delivers oxygenated blood to injured areas; and relaxation and meditation calm the mind and reduce pain in the form of tension.
For more about yoga as a medical rehabilitation join the event and call tel. 6433887.
What are the rights and benefits due to a person with Disability? This and more will be discussed at the First Filipino Therapists Conference and Expo, September 24-25, 2011 at Crowne Plaza, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.
Ms. Flerida Labanon, program coordinator of the regional programs of the National Council on Disability Affairs on NCR, Regions Xl, Xll, Caraga & ARMM.
Ms. Labanon will give a situationer, government laws, policies and programs for persons with disabilities and issues and challenges.
She is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science and Bachelor of Law in Ateneo de Davao University. She also passes the Local Scholarship Program - a government scholarship program given to government employees; and the Licensure Examination for Teacher Civil Service examination.
Way back 2003 she is one of the coaches of the Philippine team during the 6th International Abilympics – Olympics of for person with disabilities that tests their vocational skills in New Delhi, India.
Know more about this interesting topic, call tel. no. 643.3887.
|Catch her at the First Filipino Therapists Conference and Expo|
An expert in Applied Behavioral Therapy will share her knowledge at the First Filipino Therapists Conference and Expo, September 24-25, Crowne Plaza, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.
Ms. Kathyrn Milano, an expert Applied Behavioral Therapist, will present the basics of the science of Applied Behavior Analysis for children with challenging behavior, and language and communication disorders, and its effective application and prospects.
Her presentation will also recognize current Filipino Behavior Analysts and Therapists working around the world to inspire new professionals in this industry to be excellent specialists.
“It also seeks attention from the academe to this developing field of science in our country and to have new opportunities for Filipino therapists to serve more Filipino families of children with special needs”, Ms. Milano added.
Ms.Milano is an experienced behavior therapist that provides early intervention using behavior based treatment and quality education to children with autism and other related disorders from age that ranges from 2 to 9 years old. She also constructs and modifies individualized Educational Program-Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior.
She graduated from the Philippine Normal University with a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and holds a Master of Arts in Education with specialization in Child study. She is the Senior Behavior Therapist in Educational Services and Support Asia. She is also the owner and clinic Supervisor of Primary Intervention and Individualized Education Clinic for Exceptional Students.
See her and learn more at the First Filipino Therapist Conference and Expo, for more information call tel. no. 643-3887
|Dr. Isabelita "Sabsy" Palanca ready to share fresh look on the workplace.|
Dr. Isabelita “Sabsy” Palanca will share her knowledge and experience to the First Filipino Therapists Conference and Expo, September 24-25, 2011, Crown Plaza, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.
Her topic will be out of the box as she will discuss “Spirituality in the Workplace”. The topic aims to give a fresh perspective as to how therapy and rehab professionals can view positively the workplace.
Dr. Sabsy Palanca holds an undergraduate degree from the Philippine Women's University in AB Psychology (Magna Cum Laude). She is also holds a graduate degree from De LaSalle University in Business Management, and a second graduate degree from the Don Bosco Center of Studies in Religious Studies (Magna Cum Laude).
Currently, she is the president of the Mother Company, Inc., a Holding and Management company with shareholdings in enterprises related to events organizing, GIS-information systems, corporate finance and project packaging, real state, stock trading.
Dr.Palanca is the chapter president of the Women’s Business Council Philippines. She is the co-founder of the Confederation of Women’s Business Councils in APEC and program officer of the launch of the UN Global Compact Initiative in the Philippines. In addition, she is the founder and CEO of Bridging Gaps Foundation, which initiated BIZTOURS for the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 1992-2010 she was the Commissioner for Business and Industry of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW); and project officer for the launch of “Pondong Pinoy in Business,” a fund-raising project of the Catholic Church.
She has written for the Bishops-Businessmen’s Conference, ISQ: Living One’s Values in the Workplace. At the heart of the program is the Institutional Spirituality Quotient (ISQ), a values diagnostic instrument to measure the practice of ethics and governance in workplaces.
For more about Dr. Palanca you may join the First Filipino Therapists Conference and Expo. Call tel. no. 643.3887
There is good news to look forward to in our tourism landscape. The first one is the application of United Air Lines, a US based company; and Jet Airways, an India based company to have flights in our country.
This positive action happens despite complaints against our country for charging discriminatory tax policy favoring our local airlines. I only imagine how many airlines will seek application to have flights in our country if this tax is removed. Now that is an open skies policy that will push us at the center of tourism and no more the best kept secret of Asia.
Another is the planned casino and shopping mall to be opened this 2012 at the Subic Bay Freeport. This will boost the tourism that is already stronger at Subic.
Last but not the least, is the appointment of Secretary Ramon Jimenez, I think his character gels well with the needs of the industry. He is an advertising and marketing guy that is so capable of marketing the Philippines to the world.
So it seems things are looking-up to our tourism industry and if the tourism congress that is upcoming this September creates a united front then there is no doubt that we will again be on our way to claiming our lost glory in Asia.