Falls and losses of balance in the elderly, home dwelling population are a major cause of cost and concern for clients and clinicians that work in the home. Many clinicians find themselves providing the same types of intervention year after year, with no time to review current best practice literature or to think of and develop home exercise programs and safety strategies to provide to their patients.
This 3.5 hour seminar focuses on evidence-based and current research being performed with the elderly population in the realm of balance rehabilitation at home. We have adapted this information to then be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day.
Preventing falls and rehabilitating balance is an area that will continue to be crucial as the population ages and care-at-home takes priority for reimbursement.
Meet your presenter!
Ruth Polillo, MSPT, CBIS: Ruth graduated with a Master of Science in Physical therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005, and has gained experience in every setting a therapist can work in. The majority of her career has been spent in acute inpatient rehab where she was able to find her passion for brain injury and neurological rehab as well as developing a special interest in Vestibular rehab. She received the title of Certified Brain Injury Specialist from the American Brain Injury Association in 2013. Ruth has been directly involved in initiation and development of specialized programs as both a staff therapist and in leadership roles.