Mariana Wingood, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA is a physical therapist at University of Vermont-Acute Inpatient Department, in Vermont. She is a highly enthusiastic member of the Academy of Geriatrics who is involved in numerous projects including the CPG research group, GeriEDGE Fall Risk Assessment workgroup, Chair of the Balance and Falls SIG, Vermont State Advocate, and Program Committee.
Dr. Wingood’s focus is on fall prevention and exercise prescription for older adults. Her professional goal is improving the profession by increasing the knowledge base of evidence based practice. This is why she has taught at University of Vermont and presented at numerous state and national conferences.
Falls are a major concern for older adults, their families, and the health professionals who care for them. Falls have many contributing factors, some of… read more
How do we screen and assess balance and fall risk? There are many screening and assessment tools to choose from. By completing this course participants… read more
Once an older adult has been identified as being at risk of falling, Physical Therapists and other health professionals must develop and prioritize a problem… read more