Contact Hours2.5 Hours
Geriatric Balance & Fall Prevention
This webinar describes the physiological aspects of balance and how the aging process affects balance. Risk factors for falls in the aging population are discussed. The normal components of balance are identified, and a description of how the aging process alters these components over time is discussed. The instructor presents evidence-based, reliable methods of balance examinations. Interventions including exercise and functional activities to promote balance and reduce falls are described. A discussion of current evidence indicates the effectiveness of the interventions presented, with recommendations for program design to achieve functional outcomes with balance rehabilitation.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the physiological components of balance
- Describe balance strategies used to correct deviation of the center of gravity from the base of support.
- Describe evidence-based balance tests to determine falls risk in elderly persons.
- Design interventions to reduce the risk of falls in elderly populations based on current evidence.
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Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to poll questions asked throughout the webinar.