#418 Geriatric Balance and Fall Prevention
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When: Saturday, June 23, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Hampton Inn Long Island - Brookhaven
2000 North Ocean Avenue
Farmingville, New York  11738
United States
Contact: Jennifer Garrison

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#418 Geriatric Balance and Fall Prevention

Long Island, NY – Hampton Inn Long Island Brookhaven

June 23, 2018, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


As our population ages, the incidence of injuries and deaths from falling is rising. Our interventions can make a difference. Identify the physiological aspects of balance and how the aging process affects balance. Review of epidemiology of falls, fall risk factors in 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 balance examination. Therapeutic interventions including exercise and functional activities to promote balance and reduce falls are demonstrated for lab practice. Review current evidence that indicates the effectiveness of balance interventions and recommend program design to achieve functional outcomes for balance rehabilitation in the elderly. This live course includes lecture, slide presentation, handouts, demonstration and hands-on lab practice of exam skills, question and answer session.  Click on the link below for more information:




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