Biomechanics of Training: Older Adults and Fall Prevention, Preparation, and Intervention

Biomechanics of Training: Older Adults and Fall Prevention, Preparation, and Intervention

299.00

Instructor: Aaron Westbrook

Date: June 15th 2019

Course Description:

This 8-hour course will address the concept of falls and present options for practitioners to plan for fall prevention and intervention. In this class, you will explore the history of fall and gait research. You will then analyze root fall mechanisms. After learning the mechanics of falling, students will learn guidelines for prevention, intervention, and preparation for falls. Finally, students will design exercise programs to address specific aspects of both reduction in falls and the improvement of outcomes from falls.

 

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Each year 1 in every 4 older adults experience at least one fall. Of those falls, 1 in 5 falls result in a serious injury (e.g. bone fracture or head injury). With the steady rate of falling and the increasing number of older adults there will be a growing number of fall-related hip fracture cases every year. Painful rehabilitation, severe decrease in quality of life, and mortality are all potential results from a fall. This 8-hour course will address the concept of falls and present options for practitioners to plan for fall prevention and intervention. In this class, you will explore the history of fall and gait research. You will then analyze root fall mechanisms. After learning the mechanics of falling, students will learn guidelines for prevention, intervention, and preparation for falls. Finally, students will design exercise programs to address specific aspects of both reduction in falls and the improvement of outcomes from falls.