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Digital Seminar

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

Trent Brown
5 Hours 55 Minutes
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 11, 2018
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Reduce Falls and Increase:

  • Functional and occupational performance and participation
  • Visual processing and strategies during dynamic movement and ambulation
  • Safety with gait, functional mobility, transfers, and sit-stand
  • Patient confidence with mobility in the home and community

As a clinician who has worked in skilled nursing, home health, acute, and transitional care, I’ve seen and treated too many patients who experience falls. In the past, I focused too much of my attention on strengthening the low extremity or solely on home modification, which resulted in seeing minimal gains. What was I missing? There had to be a better way to treat this population. Finally, I discovered that by examining the myriad causes to falls – psychological, physiological, visual, and neuromuscular – I could effectively treat my patients by improving functional and occupational performance and giving them confidence with mobility in their home and community.

In this lab-intensive recording, learn and practice the evidence-based tools I use to help prevent falls. Feel confident and comfortable using these proven strategies that immediately carry over into your clinical setting.




NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 self-study contact hours or .55 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 05/11/2020.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 5.9 self-study continuing education credits.

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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 5.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 5.75 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 5.75 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

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Advanced Healthcare

Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, BCG, is a practicing therapist in Utah and is 1 of 24 credential holders of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA. Trent has worked in transitional rehab, acute care, skilled nursing, and home health over the course of his career. His master’s thesis, “Performance of ADL’s, functional activity, mobility, and confidence levels following total hip arthroplasty”, was the launching pad for his future clinical focus and passion. Trent has centered his practice on research, exercise, and activity to promote safety and outcomes during functional mobility and activity with adult and geriatric populations.

Trent served as vice president of the Utah Occupational Therapy Association (UOTA), where he helped co-author the new Utah Occupational Therapy Practice Act. He has received APTA approval as a certified continuing education presenter, teaches at the University of Utah as an adjunct professor and was recently the requested keynote speaker at the annual UOTA conference. Additionally, he has provided continuing education courses for thousands of clinicians throughout the country. His lectures incorporate hands-on demonstration on a myriad of topics, including joint arthroplasty, core strengthening, documentation, aging, and fall reduction.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Trent Brown is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Trent Brown is a credential holder of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA.

Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


  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



  • Frequency of falls – a breakdown in the US
  • Results of falls
  • Cost and future projections
  • Environments where falls occur


  • Specific causes
    • Medication
    • Ageism
    • Diagnosis
    • Contracture
    • Weakness
    • Compensatory gait patterns
  • Common associations leading to falls
    • Fear of falling (stiffening strategy)
    • Genomic hypovitaminosis
    • Gender
    • UE weakness
  • Visual space relation and fixation duration
    • Soleustretch and Visual Stance demonstration
    • LAB
  • PNF functional strengthening techniques (CR vs HR vs CRAC)
    • GRAC Rowing (Modified D1, D2)
    • Gastroclock with CRAC technique
    • LAB
  • Medication and mechanism
  • Type I iliopsoas contracture and anterior pelvic tilt vs. posterior pelvic tilt
    • Male vs. female
    • Lengthen and shorten demonstration
    • LAB


  • Education
    • Sleep, adaptive equipment, home environment
    • Fall reduction in the home
    • Otago and other “fall reduction” programs
  • 4-Test Balance Scale (LAB)
  • Chair Stand Test


  • Fall risk evaluations
    • Functional reach (FRT), TUG, Fall Algorithm
    • LAB
  • Hip/frontal plane stabilizers
    • Reducing circumduction, shuffle, or Trendelenburg gait
    • Trochanter Tension
    • LAB
  • Hip mobilizers
    • Seated and standing mobilization technique
    • Dynamic PNF chops
    • Quad sit-up (LAB)
    • Log roll
  • Determinants of gait
  • Exercise/activity dose and frequency


  • 5 platforms of successful documentation
  • Documentation examples
  • Case study

Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Long-Term Care Staff
  • Nursing Home Administrators



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