IN THE PRESS
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy: "Invited Clinical Commentary On: Wellness Aging Model Related to Inactivity, Illness, and Injury (WAMI-3): A Tool to Encourage Prevention in Practice"
Dr. Beth was asked to provide commentary on a new model of aging being introduced to the Physical Therapy Profession. The WAMI-3 is a great educational tool to assist both clinicians and our patients to better understand what constitutes normal aging and what contributes to accelerated aging.
Mike Roberts Interviews Dr. Beth
Dr. Beth had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Roberts and discuss how HouseFit helps the aging community to stay active and independent. Listen in to hear what motivated her to start this company and the impact we hope to make every day.
CanvasRebel Interview: Meet Dr. Beth Templin
"When I started my Physical Therapy career, the focus was on how we could help people recover after an illness, injury or loss of function. We are now in the middle of the swing, where more and more Physical Therapists are seeing their role in how to help prevent these issues from happening in the first place. We are switching our focus to fitness and wellness to be proactive and limit declines, especially in our aging population."
Fox 2 News: "How Older People Can Easily Get Up After A Fall To Help Save Their Life"
Dr. Beth was on Fox 2 morning news to talk about the Floor Fitness Workshop that teaches adults 55+ alternative methods on how to get up off the floor after a fall. A recent study of adults older than 65 years shows half of those who lie on the floor for more than one hour went on to die within six months, even without a direct injury from the fall.
Fox 2 News: "HouseFit Helps The Elderly Avoid Harmful Falls"
Dr. Beth was featured on Fox 2 morning news to speak more about our Safe Landing Workshop. Learn more about why learning how to land after falling without injuring yourself is such an important part of managing your fall risk.
Call Newspapers: "Establish goals in these four categories"
Use the SMART methodology in establishing goals. Goals must be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. As you consider your goals, take each of these five factors into consideration. If you satisfy the SMART methodology, your goals will be achievable.
Call Newspapers: "Tripping Seniors Helps Make Them Steady"
Tripping seniors could make them steadier on their feet - at least that’s the idea behind ActiveStep, a modified treadmill designed to help seniors and others with risks of falling become more stable on their feet. The first ActiveStep in the Midwest outside of a laboratory is the centerpiece of newly opened business HouseFit, 3809 Lemay Ferry Road, 63125. The ActiveStep was installed Nov. 30, 2018.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Fitness Center Targets Balance As Aging Baby Boomers Seek To Ward Off Injuries From Falls"
Mary Friedman is an active retiree who likes to go hiking and kayaking. She admits only to being in her mid-60s and walks with the confidence of someone who knows she can fudge her age. Beth Templin is trying to trip her up. “I feel like I could bungee jump in this thing,” Friedman jokes on a recent afternoon. She’s the guinea pig for a new fall-prevention system called the ActiveStep Balance Trainer. Templin, a geriatric physical therapist, has just had the machine installed at HouseFit, the senior wellness center she owns in south St. Louis County.
KTRS 550 AM: "We're Having A Senior Moment" Podcast
Special Guest, Dr. Beth Templin from HouseFit
GeriNotes - Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy: "How I Built A Geriatric Physical Therapy and Wellness Center: The HouseFit Story"
I was never, I mean never ever going to start my own practice. I had no dreams of being a business owner. In fact, I felt the exact opposite. I loved the idea of working for a large company with great benefits and lots of job security. I thought people in my graduating class who were excited about the possibility of owning their own clinic were a little crazy. I had no interest in it whatsoever.
Psychology Today: "5 Myths of Aging and Exercise - Busted!"
As a physical therapist who specializes in promoting fitness and wellness for older adults, I find that one of the biggest barriers to getting people to exercise regularly is false beliefs about aging and exercise. I spend much of my time busting myths of aging and explaining to people that they truly do have control over their aging path and don’t have to accept the downhill slide of aging as inevitable.
VoyageSTL Magazine: The Most Inspiring Stories in St. Louis
After years of working in healthcare and seeing huge gaps in how care was being delivered to aging adults, I wanted to find a way to serve them better. In 2017, I created HouseFit, a physical therapy clinic specializing in helping people 55+ to stay active and independent.
The Senior Learning Institute: Seminar Series: In Home Care 101
The Senior Learning Institute strives to provide unbiased information & trusted resources for the aging adults and their advocates. Dr. Beth of HouseFit was one of the featured panelists for their Senior Learning Seminar Series discussing in home care options.