SMARTfit Technology & Our Brain Health Programs
What is SMARTfit?
SMARTfit is a multi-target system that displays complex information and allows cognitive process to be trained while movement and/or aerobic demands are placed on the user.
At One Step Ahead Mobility, we specialize in treating challenges that affect our aging population, including cognitive issues, gait and balance changes, increased risk of falls, and chronic conditions including neurological ones.
We are the ONLY physiotherapy clinic in Canada to have the SMARTfit equipment. Our brain health programs use this state-of-the-art technology to focus on dual-tasking to improve seniors’ physical and cognitive health.
What is Dual Tasking (DT)?
Dual-tasking is the concurrent performance of two tasks that
can each be performed alone: for example, walking and talking, or listening and writing.
Why is DT important?
People need DT in most aspects of life. Importantly, DT is one cognitive skill that tends to deteriorate with age. A reduced ability to DT is associated with reduced reaction time and walking speed and increased falls and institutionalization. Impaired DT ability also creates dangerous conditions when driving.
Our Brain Health Programs
Ask yourself the following questions:
Have you or your loved ones noticed changes in your memory?
Are your problem-solving skills slower than they used to be?
Do you sometimes feel like you’re experiencing “brain fog”?
Do you want to improve your daily functional abilities?
Do you need a fun program to challenge you physically and cognitively?
Are you concerned about your general brain health as you get older?
If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, then our brain health programs could be a great fit for you:
One-hour assessment with a Physiotherapist to determine your needs;
Work one-on-one with a Physiotherapist Assistant for 60-min sessions twice a week;
Follow a program that is designed specifically for you and tailored to your functional needs;
Available as a 12- or 16-week program.
Why does DT decline with age?
One theory for age-related decline in DT is when we're younger, life necessitates more DT for work and family life.
As we get to retirement age and home life is more quiet, we DT less.
As we do less, we become less able to DT, leading many to avoid scenarios that require DT.
This can lead to social isolation and further decline in cognitive and physical abilities.
Still not sure if our brain health programs are for you?
Call us today to book a free phone consultation with one of our expert physiotherapists to find out how
we can help improve your brain health and dual-tasking skills: