The Power of Walking
This course will familiarize social workers with the guidelines for increasing physical activity through the lifespan so that they may advise patients on setting realistic
and effective goals. Specific details are provided for creating a walking program. Social workers will also benefit from the information on the proper selection of walking
shoes, orthotic devices, and step counters in order to help patients access resources for these items. The information on obtaining a pre-activity health evaluation will
clarify the medical issues related to initiating a walking program for the previously sedentary, debilitated patient.