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OT Assistant

Geriatric Rehab 116
Balance Problems and Fall Risks in the Elderly


  • Discuss the demographics and scope of problem of falls
  • Outline and describe 6 key conditions that should be included in a patient assessment when considering fall risk
  • List 4 risk factors, including neurologic, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disorders, that are associated with gait and balance disorders
  • Describe the 8 components that are key factors in the physical examination when evaluating an older adult for risk of falling
  • Outline and describe pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies for the prevention and management of falls

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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