In 2004, MoSi® was developed by physiotherapists and physicians of the Geriatrics Center Erlangen at the Malteser Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien. The intention of establishing MoSi® was to be able to offer this as an ongoing outpatient exercise and rehabilitation program after a hospital stay. Since then, MoSi® has become an established outpatient exercise and fall prevention program.
MoSi® is designed as a five-week training and prevention program (10 units of 60 minutes each) and serves to maintain and improve gait safety as well as primary and secondary prevention of falls from the age of 65 onwards. A minimum number of two to three training units/week, each lasting 60 minutes, is recommended in numerous scientific studies to improve endurance, potential of strength, strength endurance, balance, coordination, reaction and the cardiovascular system.
In carefully coordinated units, each participant actively learns all the exercises and procedures that he or she should continue on his or her own responsibility during the course and at home after it ends. In line with our comprehensive approach to prevention, the following participant groups benefit from taking part in MoSi®:
- People > 65 years with persistent good walking ability (primary prevention)
- People > 65 years, with known gait and balance disorders (secondary prevention)
- Over 65 year old people who have already experienced falls (tertiary prevention)
The intention is to improve the ability of walking (mobility) and gain safety in everyday life through exercises for strength, mobility, coordination, balance and reaction. The long-term goal is to maintain your daily living independence at any age. Your quality and joy of life will be improved. The risk of accidents and falls can be reduced.
The training takes place together in a group, both in individual and partner exercises. The units build up on each other, include short lectures (education) and demonstrations of the exercises, which are then carried out under supervision and, if necessary, corrected by the qualified MoSi®-Instructor. The level of difficulty increases from one session to the other. Each participant receives an exercise program in the form of an exercise booklet, information on the causes and risks of falls, training of helpful strategies after a possible fall, a presentation of aids, useful (walking) devices and supporting assistance on how to arrange a safer living environment. Under reserve and after medical consultation or approval, persons with acute or chronic ailments may also participate.