Two major problems we all experience as we age are a loss of depth perception and contrast sensitivity creating the underlying cause of poor balance and falling. Decreased muscular efficiency and inadequate control of environmental factors contribute to these conditions. This course provides a comprehensive overview of balance and fall prevention, risk factors for falls, the restrictions and limitations of working with this population, and specific recommendations regarding exercise protocols.
Education Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.
|0.4||Action Personal Trainer Certification|
|0.5||American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)|
|0.5||National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)|
|2.5||National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)|
|0.5||National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)|
|5.0||National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)|
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of the complexity of the multi-sensory aspect of balance.
- Develop a relationship between risk factors and a fall prevention strategy.
- Comprehension of risk factors, morbidity relationship, and other factors related to falls.
- Ability to design an effective individualized fall prevention program.
- Gain the ability to educate participants through practical prevention strategies.
System Requirements to View This Course
This course is tablet enabled and can be viewed on an iPad or Android tablet as well as a PC or MAC Computer