This course will provide trainers with the most up-to-date information on fall risk and balance assessments in older adults. We'll discuss specific balance activities that are sure to improve your clients' balance, as well as what to do after they fall. Attention will be given to injury assessment, floor mobility (with appropriate exercises), and calling for help. If you work with older adults, you won’t want to miss this very informative session.
Available Course Credits
Outline the information on fall risk and balance assessment.
Describe key exercises necessary for fall prevention.
Discuss key safety concerns following a fall.
Incorporate healthy balance and fall activities into a current exercise program.
Discuss common balance assessments as well as modified balance assessments on a balance pad.
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About the Author
Shari Kalkstein IDEA Author/Presenter
Shari Kalkstein is the owner and president of Fortify Your Frame, Inc. Shari created a small class setting geared toward older adults with the emphasis on core and spinal stability. Shari is a certified personal trainer, an IDEA elite personal trainer and a licensed physical therapy assistant with over 20 years experience. Certifications: ACSM, ACE, NSCA. As a national speaker for Cross Country Education, Shari travels throughout the country instructing a seminar titled "Strength Training and Exercise for the Aging Spine" offering CEU's for PT/PTA; OT/OTA, ACE, ACSM, NSCA and other allied health professionals.
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