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Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior in Parkinson’s Disease: Most Frequently Avoided Activities (2022)

Published by <p>The primary aim of this study was to determine which activities were reported to be avoided the most. Secondary aims were to determine if reported FFAB was different based on age, gender, disease severity, and fall history and to determine the association between avoidance of specific activities and fall history. 174 participants diagnosed with PD […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Functional Standing Tolerance Activities

Published by <p>This resource covers functional ways to work on standing tolerance. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Physical and occupational therapy handout: How to get up from a fall

How To Get Up From A Fall

Published by <p>Therapy material to use during fall recovery interventions to assist with sequencing and providing individuals to assist with technique follow-through and carryover. Moreland, B., Kakara, R., & Henry, A. (2020). Trends in nonfatal falls and fall-related injuries among adults aged ≥65 years — United States, 2012–2018. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 69(27), 875–881.Chronic conditions. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Physical and occupational therapy printable handout: Evidence based practice for managing fall risk in older adults

Evidence-Based Practice for Managing Fall Risk in Older Adults

Published by <p>This document is a quick reference for commonly used outcome measures for older individuals to determine if they have risk of falling. The document outlines what measures are best supported and outlines the sensitivity and specificity of the risk of falls in the next year. Shirley Ryan Ability Labs, 2022Academy of Neurologic Physical TherapyAcademy of […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Occupational and physical therapy printable handout: Fall risk and medications

Fall Risk and Medications

Published by <p>This resource provides therapists with a list of medications associated with increased fall risk to use during chart review and medication management activities. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Home Assessments: Evidence-Based Strategies to Decrease Falls & Improve Mobility

Published by <p>As the older adult population continues to grow at a rapid rate, occupational and physical therapists face new challenges in helping individuals age in place. Older adults often lack the knowledge, equipment and home set up to allow them to remain at home safely. This presentation will showcase the importance of home assessment and modification, […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Slip-Fall Predictors in Community-Dwelling, Ambulatory Stroke Survivors: A Cross-Sectional Study (2020)

Published by <p>There were 61 individuals selected for inclusion in the study. All subjects had a single stroke over 6 months prior; were able to walk 7 meters; and had no musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, systemic disorders, or other neurologic conditions. Additionally, individuals with a low score on the MoCA, high aphasia score, and low bone density were excluded. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Tai Chi and Fall Reductions in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2005)

Published by <p>Tia Chi is a form of modified martial arts activity that incorporates different poses and upper and lower body positioning tasks. It emphasizes control over one’s body mass, posture, range of motion, and muscles mostly of the lower body. Design: There were two groups that participated in a guided group exercise program of either Tai […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Occupational Therapy and the Use of Technology on Older Adult Fall Prevention: A Scoping Review (2021)

Published by <p>Three thematic categories were identified. A Description of the Type of Participants in the Study: The original articles included 614 older adults, 15 OTs, and 5 informal caregivers. There was a large range for participant ages (50 – 98 years old). All participants were community-dwelling. All studies included more females than males. Type of Intervention […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

A Vicious Cycle of Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior in Parkinson’s Disease: A Path Analysis (2021)

Published by <p>Postural instability is one of the four cardinal signs of PD and can lead to falls, which in turn can lead to disability and mortality. This study used a secondary analysis of previously published data (55 participants with PD). The data was analyzed with structural equation modeling to test the proposed model of the relationships […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>