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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.

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The human body eventually develops age-related changes that affect posture, strength and balance. These physiological changes can reduce a person's activity level and increase the likelihood for a fall. A person's ability to maintain upright posture, strength and balance declines after the fourth decade of life. Thus, to remain active and achieve a longer lifespan of safe, independent living it is imperative that an adult participate in a regular physical fitness program that encompasses all the key components of fitness. Among these are core and hip stability training incorporated with a lifelong progressive balance program. Today's traditional rehabilitation programs designed to address fall risk and prevention are typically performed by clinicians who do not incorporate the evidence that has been identified through research that can help to achieve superior results to what is currently being offered to our geriatric population. Today's geriatric population is more informed and has higher expectations of their rehabilitation providers. The traditional geriatric patient is being replaced by a more active senior, and thus the new term GERIACTIVE! This course will provide the attendee the knowledge of the highest and most current evidence-based research for core and hip stability, as well as balance training, to take your current programs to the next level and challenge the future aging population.

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 from Temple University and has studied orthopedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia and New Zealand. Dr. O'Halloran is the sole owner of…

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1. Functional Rehab From Core and Hip Stability to Balance and Fall Prevention Training

Core stability has evolved over the last few decades from the fitness arena to mainstream rehabilitation programs. One area that needs greater investigation is the implications of core and hip stability and how to incorporate it with traditional balance training. This is imperative for fall prevention in our rapidly growing geriatric population. This chapter is designed to provide a solid fundamental basis of the history of core and hip stability, progressing to balance training and how it is integrated into a fall prevention rehabilitation program.

2. Core Stability

This chapter will discuss the wide range of interventions for fall prevention for the geriatric population.

3. Is the Patient a Mobility or Stability Patient?

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

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