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Falls are one of the leading causes of death for aging adults – and unfortunately your client or even one of your own parents, could be next.

They don’t realize it when they’re sitting still, but the second they stand - they trip, sway, stumble or even fall. Some may attribute it to dizziness from standing up too fast or call it a "one-time thing" - but as therapists in the rehab field we know better.

And hopefully your client's fall won't lead to death but there's other cause for concern when it comes to falls... decreased strength, disengagement due to lack of movement, hospitalization and more.

With this evidence-based training — A Clinician’s Guide to Geriatric Care — you'll get a complete look at the strategies necessary to reduce falls and potentially save your client's life.

Our experts will guide you step-by-step through each module, so you’ll be able to easily identify risk factors for falls and guide your clients through exercise programs that work uniquely for their needs. Gain the confidence you need to effectively treat and recommend routines with your clients, especially when it comes to fall prevention techniques they can continue to use outside the clinic.

Walk away with new approaches to help your clients age confidently, including improved sleep, posture, medication management, and so much more. Plus, you'll gain dozens of fall reduction exercises and activities when you enroll today...
A Clinician’s Guide to Geriatric Care
Reducing Falls & Aging Confidently
Retails for $599.96
Today Only $199.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn up to 17 CE hours — included in the course tuition!
Walk away with proven strategies you can begin using today!
Module 1
The Clinician’s Guide to Reducing Falls:
Evidence-Based Strategies that Work
Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, BCG, will show you how to improve functional outcomes, increase occupational performance, give your older clients confidence in their mobility and reduce falls in Module 1. Walk away with new ways to educate your clients on where falls come from and how to reduce them. We'll also dive into the psychological, physiological, visual, and neuromuscular causes of falls - and how you can use them to improve function and performance for long-term success. Plus, add dozens of fall reduction exercises, activities and so much more.
 

You'll gain more advanced knowledge and approaches to:

  • Discover the major contributors to falls and the most common environments they occur
  • Integrate steps to reduce the likelihood of medication-related falls
  • Uncover the common principles in a fall reduction program that lead to the best outcomes
  • Develop learned exercises and assessments during labs to ensure immediate carryover into clinical settings
  • Implement documentation strategies to justify skilled clinical services and reimbursement to all payer sources
 
About Your Speaker

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. Learn more about Trent Brown.

Module 2
Comprehensive Approach to Aging Confidently:
Geriatric Posture, Core and Balance
Module 2 is your guide to create the best individualized exercise programs for your aging clients. Shari Kalkstein, BA, PTA, CSCS, EP-C, CPT, CMES, is handing you her innovative exercises, routines, and recommendations for the best exercise programs for your aging clients – including exact questions and assessments for effective, functional intervention. As an experienced physical therapist assistant and personal trainer, Ms. Kalkstein offers a comprehensive and unique understanding of the aging adult and offers an effective exercise program that will strengthen and support the spine as well as the whole body to help increase and maintain functional abilities.

You'll walk away able to create a program for each client with techniques for lower and upper extremities, weightbearing and non-weightbearing situations, and much more. The session is packed with visual exercises for strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and agility to take your balance work one step further to transform your clients' lives...
 
  • Uncover the effects of degenerative spinal conditions associated with aging
  • Identify controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for osteoporosis
  • Discover the goals of strength training for clients with spinal and postural degeneration
  • Incorporate healthy balance and fall activities into their current exercise program
  • Develop and instruct older adults on self-assessments following a fall
 
About Your Speaker

Shari Kalkstein, BA, PTA, CSCS, EP-C, CPT, CMES, is a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Certified Personal Trainer with over 20 years of experience. Ms. Kalkstein is the owner/president of Fortify Your Frame, Inc., a personal training business. Her practice consists of balance and fall prevention, fall recovery, and improving strength and endurance of aging adults. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assisting from Broward Community College. Ms. Kalkstein offers SilverSneaker FLEX Indoor Balance and Strength classes.

As an experienced physical therapist assistant and personal trainer, Ms. Kalkstein offers a comprehensive and unique understanding of the aging adult and offers an effective exercise program that will strengthen and support the spine as well as the whole body to help increase and maintain functional abilities. Her wealth of knowledge and practical “field” experience make her an informative instructor. She brings passion, enthusiasm, and innovative ideas to her presentations and keeps the day moving with hands-on activities. Learn more about Shari Kalkstein.

Module 3
Proven Fall Prevention Strategies:
Exercise, Meds Management, & Home Modification
In Module 3, you'll get brief but concrete training to educate your clients on the treatment and knowledge they need to reduce the risk of falls in the home, community, and clinical settings. Trent Brown will show you how research supports the role of therapy in fall reduction, while demonstrating how to include exercise strategies, medication management, and home modification into your therapy program.
 
  • Discover the role clinicians have for fall prevention in every setting.
  • Develop programs, exercises, assessments, and educational resources to reduce falls.
  • And so much more!
 
About Your Speaker

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. Learn more about Trent Brown.

A Clinician’s Guide to Geriatric Care
Reducing Falls & Aging Confidently
Retails for $599.96
Today Only $199.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn up to 17 CE hours — included in the course tuition!
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Bonus
Restoring Balance Through Tai Chi Bonus
In this 4-hour BONUS video session, Mr. Dehner uses his experience as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) to guide you through evidence-based techniques and research for to incorporate Tai Chi into your client’s treatment plans. Walk away with practical strategies to increase balance, reduce falls, improve functional outcomes, and decrease arthritic pain, while using this reimbursable therapy to provide an additional modality to enhance patients’ stability, flexibility, core strength, posture, balance, and coordination.
 
About Your Speaker

Ralph Dehner, COTA, CPT, is the director and program coordinator of the Mighty Vine Wellness Club, a nonprofit wellness center serving the mental health community. As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), his clinical experience includes rehabilitation and injury prevention through behavior modification, exercise, work simplification, and functional activity. Mr. Dehner started studying internal martial arts in the early 1970s and is a Certified Master/Trainer for Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for health programs in the USA. In addition, he is certified as an instructor for such courses as Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, Tai Chi for Back Pain, and Tai Chi for Balance. Mr. Dehner has taught both Qi Gong and Tai Chi in hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, senior centers, integrative medicine centers, and mental health facilities. Learn more about Ralph Dehner.

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A Clinician’s Guide to Geriatric Care
Reducing Falls & Aging Confidently
Retails for $599.96
Today Only $199.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn up to 17 CE hours — included in the course tuition!