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Online: Geriatrics Section: ExPAAC: Evidence-Based Exercise Prescription: Balance and Fall Prevention
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Session: Evidence-Based Exercise Prescription for Optimizing Function: Part 1


Tiffany E. Shubert, PhD, MPT
Debra Rose, PhD


$32.40 Geriatric Section Member* | $36 Member | $60 Nonmember (fee subject to change)
*Section member discount automatically applied during checkout

CEU: 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
Course Level: Intermediate
Publication Date: December 2010

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Courses in this session:
  • Evidence-Based Exercise Prescription for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis (LMS-230)
  • Evidence-Based Exercise Prescription: Balance and Fall Prevention(LMS-229)
  • Amelioration of Physical Frailty LMS-228)
  • Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: How Evolution Can Guide Practice (LMS-227)

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Overview | Objectives | Presenters Bios | CEU Information | System Requirements

From the Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference (ExPAAC): Blending Research and Practice.

Balance is a critical part of independent function. Impaired balance is a common problem in both geriatric and neurologic populations, and leads to increased risk for falls, loss of functional independence and reduced quality of life.

This presentation will review evidence based exercise prescription to improve balance and reduce falls among older adults and define physical frailty and discuss evidence based exercise training for the amelioration of physical frailty.

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After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Identify key risk factors for falling among community living elders.

  • Review current best practices for falls prevention.

  • Develop evidence-based physical therapy interventions to minimize falls risk based on physical function and risk levels.

  • Discuss multidisciplinary practice models for effective falls prevention across the continuum of care.

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Presenters' Bios

Tiffany E. Shubert, PhD, MPT, is a Research Scientist at the Institute on Aging and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UNC Division of Physical Therapy. Dr. Shubert teaches advanced geriatric courses to masters and doctorate students, and developed and teaches "The Stealth Geriatrician" to medical students. This course takes place at local retirement communities, and teaches the knowledge and the skills necessary to perform geriatric functional assessments. She contributed to a clinical exam for medical students to assess their abilities to identify older adults at risk of a fall.

Debra Rose, PhD, is in the Division of Kinesiology and Health Science, Co-Director of the Center for Successful Aging, and Kinesiology Graduate Program Coordinator teaches and conducts research in the area of motor control and learning, and balance and mobility disorders, in particular. Dr. Rose is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in the area of fall risk reduction programming and has served as a research consultant to a number of different organizations and companies over the course of the previous 10 years. Her research in the area of fall risk reduction in the elderly has been published innumerous peer-reviewed publications.

Her work in this area is also well supported by a number of research grants (exceeding $1.5 million). The innovative fall risk reduction program she developed was recently recognized by the National Council on Aging as one of seven programs nationwide that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle. She is a fellow of the Research Consortium of AAPHERD and past Executive Board Member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.

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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 0.15 Units
  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 15S0207
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 2 Category B Hours
  • Pennsylvania: Approved - 2 GEN
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX

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System Requirements
Online Course: This course consists of a narrated PowerPoint® presentation and a posttest. Handouts, when made available by the presenters, are availabe as downloadable PDFs within the course. Computer System Requirements.

Recommended Internet Connection: 
The EXPAAC courses are presented using streaming video technology.  We recommend users have at least a high-speed cable or DSL connection.  Dial up modems and/or Satellite Internet connections are not recommended.

Keywords: Geriatrics

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$60.00 $36.00