Occupational Therapy: Video: Geriatric Balance and Fall Prevention

65.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
As our population ages, the incidence of injuries and even deaths from falling is rising. What can we do to address this issue as health care providers? Our interventions can make a difference. Identify the physiological aspects of balance and how the aging process affects balance. Review of the epidemiology of falls, fall risk factors in the aging population, and changes with aging. Recognize components of balance, and discuss how the aging process alters balance components over time. Learn evidence-based, reliable methods of balance examination. Therapeutic interventions including exercise and functional activities to promote balance and reduce falls are demonstrated for your lab practice. Review current evidence that indicates the effectiveness of the balance interventions, and recommend program design to achieve functional outcomes for balance rehabilitation in the elderly. 

Course Objectives: 
At the end of this course the participant will be able to: 
 1. Identify the physiological components of balance 
 2. Identify neuromotor strategies used to maintain balance, and how the aging process alters balance. 
 3. List 5 risk factors for falls in elders 
 4. Identify evidence-based reliable balance and mobility tests to determine falls risk. 
 5. Recognize exercise and functional activity interventions to reduce the risk of falls in the elderly. 
 6. List the American Geriatric Society recommendations for falls prevention in elders. 

About the Instructor: 
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS,CHy,DD is the founder of Educise continuing education, and practices in Long Island, NY. Dr. Schmidt is a Board-certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS. She graduated Long Island University’s Masters Physical Therapy Program with Highest Honors and received her Doctorate in PT from University of New England. She served as Acting Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and faculty of the Masters Program at Touro College, New York, NY. She served as adjunct professor at Nassau Community and CUNY Queens College. Dr. Schmidt integrates evidence-based complementary and medical rehabilitation, ergonomics and wellness programs, focusing on myofascial and craniosacral therapy, muscle energy/PNF, positional release, counterstrain, mobilization, acupressure, Integrated Energy Therapy, Reiki, shamanic healing, biofield work and therapeutic touch. Theresa is a certified professional speaker, hypnotherapist, massage therapist, personal trainer, minister, and shamanic practitioner. She has presented at International Fascia Research Congress, NASA Inomedic Health, APTA, AOTA, AMTA/NY, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, private companies, hospitals and clinics.

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Video: Geriatric Balance and Fall Prevention

65.00
About the Course: 
As our population ages, the incidence of injuries and even deaths from falling is rising. What can we do to address this issue as health care providers? Our interventions can make a difference. Identify the physiological aspects of balance and how the aging process affects balance. Review of the epidemiology of falls, fall risk factors in the aging population, and changes with aging. Recognize components of balance, and discuss how the aging process alters balance components over time. Learn evidence-based, reliable methods of balance examination. Therapeutic interventions including exercise and functional activities to promote balance and reduce falls are demonstrated for your lab practice. Review current evidence that indicates the effectiveness of the balance interventions, and recommend program design to achieve functional outcomes for balance rehabilitation in the elderly. 

Course Objectives: 
At the end of this course the participant will be able to: 
 1. Identify the physiological components of balance 
 2. Identify neuromotor strategies used to maintain balance, and how the aging process alters balance. 
 3. List 5 risk factors for falls in elders 
 4. Identify evidence-based reliable balance and mobility tests to determine falls risk. 
 5. Recognize exercise and functional activity interventions to reduce the risk of falls in the elderly. 
 6. List the American Geriatric Society recommendations for falls prevention in elders. 

About the Instructor: 
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS,CHy,DD is the founder of Educise continuing education, and practices in Long Island, NY. Dr. Schmidt is a Board-certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS. She graduated Long Island University’s Masters Physical Therapy Program with Highest Honors and received her Doctorate in PT from University of New England. She served as Acting Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and faculty of the Masters Program at Touro College, New York, NY. She served as adjunct professor at Nassau Community and CUNY Queens College. Dr. Schmidt integrates evidence-based complementary and medical rehabilitation, ergonomics and wellness programs, focusing on myofascial and craniosacral therapy, muscle energy/PNF, positional release, counterstrain, mobilization, acupressure, Integrated Energy Therapy, Reiki, shamanic healing, biofield work and therapeutic touch. Theresa is a certified professional speaker, hypnotherapist, massage therapist, personal trainer, minister, and shamanic practitioner. She has presented at International Fascia Research Congress, NASA Inomedic Health, APTA, AOTA, AMTA/NY, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, private companies, hospitals and clinics.

Presented by HomeCEU
This course is a video, on-demand course.