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Financial: John O’Halloran receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: John O’Halloran has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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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Core strengthening exercises are often used as a rehabilitation exercise for athletes. However, today there is currently valid evidence to support incorporating these exercises into all rehab settings to enhance outcomes. Core strengthening exercises help the development of proximal stability for distal mobility and for satisfying the human body's stages of motor control. Traditional fall prevention programs often do not include performing core exercises that facilitate all the facets of core stability, and that is a main focus of this course.

Meet Your Instructor

John O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (Retired), CSCS (Retired), Cert MDT, Certified SCTM-1 Practitioner

John O'Halloran is an American Physical Therapy Association board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the field of orthopedics. He earned his postprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University and has studied orthopedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia and New Zealand. Dr. O'Halloran is the sole owner…

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1. Core Stability and Fall Prevention

This chapter will review the literature on the implications of core stability training. The chapter will discuss the various components of core training and how they relate to fall risk and prevention.

2. The Effect of Strength and Core Stabilization Training

This chapter will discuss the wide ranges of interventions for core training and fall prevention. Interventions ranging from breathing exercises to specific intrinsic and extrinsic core exercises will be discussed and critiqued.

3. Lab and Clinical Demonstrations

This chapter will take the review of literature into practical clinical application. Detailed lab demonstrations and case studies will be discussed and performed.

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