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Module 1 - The Clinician’s Guide to Reducing Falls: Evidence-Based Strategies that Work

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Objectives

  1. List the major contributors to falls and the most common environments where falls occur for the adult and geriatric population
  2. Describe the role that medications play in falls, and what steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of medication-related falls
  3. Restate the role of clinicians in fall prevention in various rehab facilities, in the home, and in the community at large
  4. Identify the common principles in a fall reduction program that lead to the best outcomes
  5. Develop a practical understanding of learned exercises and assessments during labs to ensure immediate carryover into clinical settings
  6. Apply documentation strategies and language based on information to justify skilled clinical services and reimbursement to all payer sources

Outline

THE COST OF FALLS

CAUSES OF FALLS AND WAYS TO REDUCE THEM

CLINICAL AND EDUCATIONAL ROLE IN REDUCING FALLS

BEST PRACTICE: ASSESSMENTS, ACTIVITIES, AND EXERCISES

DOCUMENTATION AND CASE STUDY

Copyright : 05/11/2018

Module 2 - Comprehensive Approach to Aging Confidently: Geriatric Posture, Core and Balance

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Objectives

  1. Evaluate the effects of degenerative spinal conditions associated with aging
  2. Identify controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for osteoporosis
  3. Discuss the goals of strength training for clients with spinal and postural degeneration
  4. Identify risk for falls and balance concerns
  5. Incorporate healthy balance and fall activities into their current exercise program
  6. Develop and instruct older adults on self-assessments following a fall

Outline

THE SPINE

GUIDELINES FOR EXERCISE

POSTURAL RE-EDUCATION EXERCISE

TRUNK, CORE (ABDOMINALS & SPINAL)

BALANCE & FALLS

Copyright : 10/11/2017

Module 3 - Proven Fall Prevention Strategies: Exercise, Meds Management, & Home Modification

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Objectives

  1. Identify the major contributors to falls and the most common environments where falls occur for the adult and geriatric population.
  2.  Assess the role clinicians have for fall prevention in facilities, the community, and the patient’s home.
  3. Discuss programs, exercises, assessments, and educational resources used in treatment to reduce falls.

Outline

Identify Demographics of Falls

Clinical Role of Reducing Falls

Best Practice

Copyright : 08/03/2017

BONUS - Restoring Balance Through Tai Chi

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Outline

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and Balance

Benefits of Tai Chi Therapy

Put it to Practice- Tai Chi Demonstration

Objectives

  1. Analyze the history of Tai Chi & its relevancy in the rehab clinical setting.
  2. Identify the link between chronic arthritis pain & fall risk as it relates to treatment planning.
  3. Discuss various research and statistics supporting the evidence related to Tai Chi improving clinical outcomes.
  4. Utilize the basic styles of Tai Chi by the end of the course to help strengthen patients’ flexibility, core, & balance.

Copyright : 08/02/2017