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Falling Through the Cracks: Identifying Seniors at Rest for Falls - Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program Falls amongst the senior population has become a significant problem in the United States. With one-third reported falls for those 65 and over and staggering costs that coincide, preventative measures must be taken to identify and treat those individuals who are at risk for falls before they occur. Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Programs have been proven to do just that. Over the past few years, research has proven how falls and subsequent cost-related injuries decrease with the implementation of these programs. 

 

This course, Falling through the Cracks: Identifying Seniors who are at Risk for Falls through the Implementation of a Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program,begins with an overview of common intrinsic and extrinsic causes of falls among seniors, the consequences, and current cost-related statistics. Consisting of a questionnaire and multifactorial assessment looking at areas such as cognition, vision, current living environment, and activity participation, course participants will learn how they can play an integral role providing evidenced-based Fall Risk Assessments in their own communities or workplaces.  This will be followed by a detailed review of common clinical balance, gait, and strength tests that can be administered to determine fall risk.  Following the Fall Risk Assessment, participants will learn what a conditioning program consisting of balance, gait, strength, and functional task training will look like. Lastly, basic marketing techniques to educate and promote a Fall Risk assessment program to seniors in the community and colleagues will be discussed. To optimize learning and knowledge, participants will have hands on practice with the Fall Risk Assessments discussed in throughout the workshop. 

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 3 impairments that can contribute to falls in the home and community amongst the senior population.   
  2. Recognize how the implementation of a Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program can keep seniors living and functioning in their homes longer.
  3. Identify the four major components of a Fall Risk Screen.
  4. Identify at least two exercises or therapeutic activities considered part of a Conditioning Program.
  5. Identify 2 ways how to market a Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program.
  6. Demonstrate how to administer at least one assessment in a Fall Risk Assessment. 

Sport and Spine Clinic of Wausau, 327 N 17th Ave, Wausau, WI
4/06/19
1:30pm - 3:30pm
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EBP Concussion Prevention and Management in Athletics As research continues to demonstrate the potential long term impact of concussion in sports, the importance of objective assessment in the management of concussion has become vital. Rod Walters, DA, ATC, well-known lecturer, author and athletic trainer on the professional and collegiate level, will be presenting practices related to current research in concussion prevention and management.

Educational materials will be presented in a didactic and visual environment to enhance the attendees’ knowledge base. 

  • Identify safety precautions and equipment for collision sports specific to concussion prevention
  • Determine common signs and symptoms of concussion in reference to current research
  • Interpretation of concussion tests results for specific populations (neuropsychological, vision, balance, graded symptom checklist) and formulate an objective assessment 
  • Assess athletic accommodations needed for concussion care during the progressive phases before returning to play
  • Recognizing the long-term effects of concussion 
  • Effectively utilize the wide overview of tools for effective concussion assessment 

The program is 2 hours in length, with lecture and an additional time of interactive laboratory time emphasizing baseline and postinjury clinical assessment of concussed patients.

This workshop is eligible for three BOC EBP CEUs. 


Sport and Spine Clinic of Wausau, 327 N 17th Ave, Wausau, WI
4/06/19
8:30am - 12:00pm
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Hendersonville, NC
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9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am - 3:00pm
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