Contact Hours2 Hours
Exercise Interventions to Improve Balance and Reduce the Risk of Falls in the Older Person: “Beyond the Norm”
This course is designed for health care professionals that work with the geriatric population and are interested in obtaining relevant, important and usable information on effective interventions to help prevent falls in the elderly. This course will provide the attendee with information beyond the normal “fall prevention” information that has been traditionally presented over the past ten years. The attendee will be provided with “take to the clinic interventions” that can be easily implemented and that have been proven to be helpful through experience and evidence. This course will provide relevant guidelines related to therapeutic exercise intervention as well as various extrinsic factors to consider such as footwear.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
1) Identify the various possible etiological and risk factors for falling including footwear
2) Summarize the evidence related to the ankle region and it’s relationship to falls
3) Apply a therapeutic exercise intervention to help the potential to reduce falls
4) Identify psychological considerations related to Balance and Falls
5) Summarize the information based upon the best practices from research evidence on the prevention of falls
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.