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Fall Prevention and Balance Restoration for Seniors

presented by Stephen Barbuto

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Stephen Barbuto's Fall Prevention and Balance Restoration for Seniors Course will teach you how to rehabilitate your patient after falls, and prevent falls from happening. This course will change your thinking about fall prevention and balance by delving into fall statistics and the startling cost of falls. You will also learn the best evaluation tests for your patients struggling with balance, and you will be lead through balance progressions and strategies, tests and techniques to help your patients succeed and regain their balance.

Meet Your Instructor

Stephen Barbuto, DPT, OCS, COMT, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Stephen Barbuto has been in the medical and fitness field for over 15 years and has worked with thousands of people from ages 2 to 102 helping them improve their balance, increase their function, and reach their potential. Stephen earned his doctor of physical therapy (DPT) from the University of Washington and has a…

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1. Introduction

Change the way you think about fall prevention and balance by delving into fall statistics and the startling cost of falls.

2. Basic Balance Progressions

These basic balance progressions address proactive and reactive balance. Learn to advance your patients through exercises beginning in a sitting position and progressing through kneeling and standing exercises.

3. Balance Strategies

Learn strategies to control and improve patient balance through stepping, ankle and hip strategies.

4. Balance Tests Part I

Advance your patients into more difficult and detailed balance exercises. Introduction of the best evaluation tests for your patients struggling with balance including the Dynamic Gait Index, Timed-up and Go Test and the Standing/Functional Reach.

5. Balance Tests Part II and Fall Prevention

Enhance your knowledge of balance with the BBT, Tinetti, and Four-Square Step Test. Learn how to assess mobility, balance, and gait in order to better treat your patients. Teach your patients how to properly get-up off the floor and how to go up/down the stairs.

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