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Effective Fall Prevention in the Geriatric Population: Strategies from the CDC’s Dynamic Trio
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The CDC has dedicated itself to address fall prevention in the geriatric population through the STEADI Initiative (Stop Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries). Analyze the algorithms that address each area that impact fall risk. STEADI will be covered comprehensively, including balance, medications, home environments, medical conditions and fear of falling. Key takeaways from the latest research will offer new patient fall prevention solutions.

Michel (Shelly) Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP

Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP, is an expert in fall prevention with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries. She has a special interest in advanced technology for helping patients move safely, and she has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics.

Ms. Denes travels nationally to present seminars on fall prevention and geriatric rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic teaching style. She has also shared her insights with practicing professionals at annual physical therapy association meetings and through adjunct university work. Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan's physical therapy program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) from the Rehab Institute of Chicago.

 

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Michel Janet Denes maintains a private practice, and she is a consultant with Experts in Therapy, LLC and NewGait. She receives a speaking honorarium and product royalties from PESI, Inc. Her relevant relationship with an ineligible organization has been mitigated.

Non-financial: Michel Janet Denes is a member of the advisory board of Evergreen Certifications and a committee leader for the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.


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