On the Move:
Group Exercise for Improved Mobility in Older Adults®
On the Move: Group Exercise for Improved Mobility in Older Adults® (OTM) is a group-based exercise program for older adults designed to target the timing and coordination of walking. The program challenges the brain to match the timing and sequences of your movements with your posture to improve the smoothness and efficiency of walking.
ACL approved for Title III-D funds
On the Move is an evidence-based program (EBP) that meets the highest-level criteria for evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs, as established by the Active Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA) Evidence-Based Programs Review Committee.
OTM qualifies for Title III-D or other applicable discretionary funds. Title III-D of the Older Americans Act (OAA) provides grants to states and territories based on their share of the population aged 60 and older for programs that support healthy lifestyles and promote healthy behaviors.
The unique stepping and walking patterns in OTM are goal-oriented and progressive. This timing and coordination approach to improve walking is based on principles of the development of motors skills. As a motor-control based program to improve walking, there is a heavy emphasis placed on high repetition of accurate exercise activities. Music, props such as cones and balls, and partner-based activities keep our classes interesting.
Read more about On the Move in the August 2022 GeriNotes, On the Move: Bridging the Gap between Clinical Practice and Community
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