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Fall Prevention:
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 1 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Identify the most challenging fall predictors to be able to put in place a fall prevention plan.
  2. Explore current evidence-based therapeutics and research in movement strategies for geriatric and neurologically impaired individuals.
  3. Determine the most effective evaluation techniques for the highest risk populations you see in practice.
  4. Choose the best strategies for fall prevention based on individualized assessment.
  5. Incorporate the most appropriate functional balance testing tools for specific settings.
  6. Differentiate between various types of therapeutic interventions, including: gait training, exercise, assistive devices and orthotics as appropriate.
  7. Develop a comprehensive balance training and fall risk reduction program for individuals with balance dysfunction.

Assessment of Multiple Dimensions of Balance, Mobility and Fall Risk

Three Classifications of Falls

  • Accidental
  • Unanticipated physiological falls
  • Anticipated physiological falls

Balance Dysfunction and Falls: Contributing Factors

  • The vestibular system
  • Vision
  • Somatosensory system
  • Muscular strength and joint flexibility
  • Endurance, fatigue and fitness level
  • Cognition
  • Posture

Risk Factors

  • Intrinsic risk factors
  • Extrinsic risk factors
  • Methods for reducing risk factors
  • Practical suggestions
  • Home safety checklist
  • Health and safety checklist
  • Fall predictors

Balance, Mobility and Fall Risk Assessment Tools: Individualized Options

  • Functional Reach Test
  • Tinetti Balance Assessment Tool
  • Berg Balance Scale
  • Functional Gait Assessment
  • The Timed Up and Go Test
  • Three and Six Minute Walk Tests
  • Full Evaluation of ROM, Flexibility, Muscle Strength and Tone

Effective Interventions to Improve Balance & Mobility and Reduce Fall Risk

Consequences of a Fall

  • Physical consequences
  • Social consequences
  • Psychological consequences


  • Strategies to Maintain and Restore Balance
    • Stability
    • Mobility

The Normal Gait Cycle

Gait Training When it Has Gone Awry

  • Considerations for assistive devices and orthotics

Therapeutic Exercise

  • Benefits & specifics for balance, ROM, strength and gait
  • Equipment for clinics and home use
  • Program design
  • Safety reminders
  • Home exercise program
  • Environmental Modification/Home Evaluation

Post-Fall Assessment and Problem Solving Prevention

  • Fall risk identification

Problem Solving After a Fall Occurs

  • Investigation process
  • Plan of action
  • Corrective and preventative measures

Community-Based Care

  • Develop community-based fall prevention programs for older adults

Overcoming Barriers to Effective Strategy Implementation

  • Cognitive barriers
  • Family barriers
  • Facility staff/Caregiver barriers

Medicare and Documentation Considerations

Interactive Lab Time: Assessment Tools and Intervention Strategies in Practice



Shelly Denes, PT, C/NDT, is an expert in fall prevention with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries. She has a special interest in advanced technology for helping patients move safely, and she has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics.

Ms. Denes travels nationally to present seminars on fall prevention and geriatric rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She has also shared her insights with practicing professionals at annual physical therapy association meetings and through adjunct university work Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan’s physical therapy program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) from the Rehab Institute of Chicago.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has an employment relationship with the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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