About the Program:
Most people want to know about the arthritis foundation exercise program, which is specially designed for all patients struggling with arthritis issues. Well! It is a community-based program that has many recreational exercises and programs. The foundation of senior Arthritis develops all these exercises. Also, there are a lot of trained and expert AFEP instructors and coaches who assist you in every exercise in a group. They cover a range of exercises option, a range of motions, and many endurance-building activities.
There is also a session for relaxation, and they will talk about every health educational topic in the community. It is a low-impact recreational exercise program that has many techniques and a brief educational component designed for arthritis patients. But the best thing to know about this program is that the community can modify the range of exercises based on each participant’s needs. AFEP is offered in almost every country with the assistance of other community organizations and popular YMCAs.
The recreational group exercise program includes a range of exercises that can be performed standing, sitting, or lying on the floor. Programs offer a lot of components to help you reduce pain and stiffness when you are struggling with Arthritis issues. The expert work on the endurance-building routines teaches every participant about the relaxation exercises and communicates to the audience on health education topics.
- Body Functional ability.
- Muscle strength.
- More coordination.
- Overall health status
- Stiffness and pressure
- Uneasiness and Fatigue.
People (Adults and elders) struggling with Arthritis related rheumatic diseases or excessive musculoskeletal conditions. All people can participate, ranging from people who are older, sedentary, and very limited by some joint mobility to those who are relatively active with only mild joint involvement.
One potential answer is that participants overestimated their physical activity at the start of the program and corrected their estimates after completing it. The goal of 150 minutes of physical activity per week may be too ambitious for a sample of older adults with illnesses, some of whom used adaptive equipment.
Physical activity per week helps in limiting obesity, weight gain, and other chronic health issues. In addition, it supports bone health, with a lower risk of a fall injury. Furthermore, it Improves quality of life and overall well-being.
- Joint check/warm-up, range of motion/stretching, strengthening, cardiovascular endurance, and joint check/cool down are all examples of exercise activities.
- Each class also involves a health education component from the program formally known as PACE- People with Arthritis Can Exercise.
- There are also relaxation and breathing exercises in the class
- Instructors can include weight-bearing, flexion/extension mechanics, body awareness, and socialization activities in their classes
- The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program aims to improve joint flexibility, postural control, and muscle strength in people with Arthritis.
The term Community or Group-based workshop indicates the name of this program. It can convert into Online classes during COVID-19 outbreaks.
Suggested class size:
Overall, people are divided into many subgroups. The limited group range with not be more than 20 people.
The subgroup has not more than 20 people, which is the overall limit of each group in this program. The class starts either In the morning or evening time. Each class will be prolonged to 1-3 hours three times a week with a one-day break for the other group. Although the program has a 12-week timetable because of COVID instructions, the group should be divided, and the classes can be extended to 8-12 weeks as per requirement.
- Participant costs: It may vary from person to person.
- Host/ Instructor/ Host Costs:
- There are training fees that range from $199 to $129. The range of cost is based on the session which the patient requires for the recovery of their problem.
- There are manual videos designed for each participant, which cost around $2.30 for each participant.
- There are some other informative materials for participants which are useful for a lifetime as per their preferences.
The program gives relaxation for the participants to change their workout timing. Thus the program offers acute training for both the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program and Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program benefits to their worldwide participants.
There are certain requirements to take participate in the program for the instructor as well as for the participant. Every group should follow the instructions and requirements provided in the AFEP agreement.
- There is one AF-certified instructor assigned for one class. The instructor has expert knowledge and skills to team all participants about this program and its benefits.
- All participants should be on the before the beginning of the workout session.
- One of the important requirements is that the instructor who is assigned for every group to the team about this Arthritis exercise program should have the CPR certification, or the CPR team must approve him.
- The instructor assigned for each program needs to be educated enough and get certification in all fitness, exercise, and health-related fields for the safety of the participant’s health. It demonstrates the capability and expertise of the instructor to teach the participants in this program and reduce their arthritic issues.
- The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program should need to be placed in a safe environment. It should be placed in the Approved facility by the Arthritic foundation.
- Also, the entire class and their participants perform each activity in a safe and secure place. The programs should be managed in a safe and relaxed community room. The room for each group has sturdy chairs and enough space for exercise, giving them a relaxing environment.
- Last but not least, the most important factor to evaluate in this program is the quality of equipment used for exercise purposes. Each class should have enough and equal equipment for participants. It includes resistance bands, weights, balls, music for relaxation purposes, and exercise mats. The Instructors should prefer less use of the equipment and teach them every exercise in the natural environment.