Dr. Jane Painter-Patton has 37 years of experience working with older adults and is a professor at East Carolina University’s Occupational Therapy Department. She serves on the NC Falls Prevention Coalition and is a Board member of the NC Injury and Violence Prevention Council. Her interests, presentations, and publications focus on geriatric community-based therapy, including fall prevention, fear of falling, and home safety. She is a certified Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi and Interactive Metronome instructor, and is a Master Trainer for both A Matter of Balance and AOTA’s Fieldwork Educator Certificate program.
Dr. Painter-Patton works with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a geriatrician, physical therapist, and geriatric pharmacist in the Fall Risk Assessment Clinic for Older Adults at the Brody School of Medicine's Family Medicine, Geriatric Clinic. She has recently become a master trainer for the Matter of Balance fear of falling community-based program.
Part one of this six part falls prevention series is designed for occupational therapy practitioners to gain a better understanding of the prevalence, ramifications, impact… read more
Part two of this six part falls prevention series provides detailed information for health care professionals working with community-dwelling older adults to implement evidence-based fall… read more
Part three of this six part falls prevention series will demonstrate how occupational therapy practitioners may develop an evidence-based falls prevention and fear of falling… read more
Part IV of this six part falls prevention series provides evidence-based fall prevention interventions for occupational therapy practitioners and multidisciplinary team members working with community-dwelling… read more
Part five of this six part falls prevention series focuses on the occupational therapy practitioner's roles in relation to environmental considerations for community-dwelling older adults,… read more
The final part of this six-part falls prevention series focuses on how the interrelationship of psychosocial sequelae, fall risk, and fear of falling may affect… read more