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Fallproof! 2nd Edition
At Home Seminars
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours: 12
Registration Fee: $179.949996948242
At the end of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify important terminology used in the study of balance and mobility
2. Identify the multiple systems that contribute to postural stability
3. Identify the major age-related changes in balance and mobility
4. Identify the intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors contributing to falls among older adults
5. Identify the signs and symptoms associated with common medical conditions evident among older adults
6. Identify and be able to modify balance and mobility activities that are contraindicated or likely to exacerbate symptoms associated with a medical condition
7. Identify categories of medications that produce side effects likely to adversely affect balance and mobility
8. Identify areas in and around the home that are contributing to heightened fall risk
9. Identify which intrinsic risk factors can be eliminated or reduced through targeted exercise programming
10. Identify several tests used to evaluate balance and mobility in older adults
11. Identify the multiple dimensions of balance and mobility
12. Interpret test results and be able to identify underlying impairments
13. Identify how center-of-gravity control influences balance
14. Identify a set of exercise progressions designed to improve center-of-gravity control in seated, standing, and moving task situations
15. Identify how to manipulate the difficulty of a balance activity by altering the task demands or environmental constraints, or both
16. Identify how to manipulate the task demands or the environment, or both, to ensure safety
17. Identify how each of the three sensory systems (i.e., visual, somatosensory, vestibular) contribute to postural control in different sensory environments
18. Identify how the type of sensory system impairment will affect exercise selection and progression
19. Identify a set of exercise progressions designed to improve the use of each of the three sensory systems to control balance
20. Identify the structure of a safe practice environment
21. Identify how the task demands and environmental context influence the type of postural strategy used to maintain or restore balance
22. Identify how to manipulate the challenge of a balance activity by altering the task demands or environmental constraints, or both
23. Identify a set of exercise progressions designed to improve the voluntary and involuntary use of the ankle, hip, and step strategies
24. Identify how to manipulate the task or environmental demands, or both, to ensure a safe practice environment
25. Identify the important phases of the gait cycle and the neural mechanisms that control gait
26. Identify the changes in the gait cycle that are due to age or pathology
27. Identify the characteristics of gait in persons with various medical conditions
28. Identify a set of progressive gait activities designed to help older adults develop a more flexible and efficient gait pattern
29. Identify the contribution of muscle strength to the multiple dimensions of balance and mobility
30. Identify a set of exercise progressions designed to improve upper and lower body muscle strength
31. Identify how to incorporate strength exercises into a balance environment
32. Identify the contribution of joint and muscle flexibility to the multiple dimensions of balance and mobility
33. Identify the age-associated changes in joint and muscle flexibility
34. Identify a set of exercise progressions designed to improve upper and lower body joint and muscle flexibility
35. Identify how to incorporate flexibility exercises into a balance environment
36. Identify and apply basic motor learning principles for optimal participant learning and retention
37. Identify when and how to apply basic motor learning principles based on each participant’s stage of learning
38. Identify tasks and practice environments that progress participants from a mo
This course is not available electronically.
Course Length: 12.0 contact hours
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Testing: You can take your test online, fax your answer sheets, or mail your test. All tests are processed within 24 business hours regardless of how they are received. Testing online is free and you will find out immediately if you have passed or failed and can print a temporary certificate until your original arrives in the mail.
This course is offered in cooperation with Human Kinetics and includes the hardback textbook, “Fallproof!, 2nd Ed” by Debra J. Rose, c2010.
The 2nd editon of FallProof! is a practical guide to implementing a multidimensional balance and mobility training program to address the increasing incidence of falls among older adults. This edition is a research-based resource with a range of balance and mobility assessments and detailed instructions on implementing the FallProof! program. The second edition contains everything that made the original edition so popular and the FallProof! program so widely recognized and well received. This book continues to be the only text to address the multiple dimensions that contribute to balance and mobility. This research-based approach has been field tested and has shown considerable success in a range of instructional settings, including community-based and residential care environments. 291 pgs + DVD.
This course is not available electronically.
This course is intended to instruct the student through self-paced study on the FallProof! balance and mobility program and to educate the students on such topics as: center-of-gravity control training, multisensory training, postural strategy training, strength, endurance and flexibility training for the balance impaired patient.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM