DPT 776: Elder Balance and Gait

Course Description Examines age-related changes in posture, balance, coordination and gait, and provides ways of documenting function in the clinic and home. Students explore a wide range of therapeutic exercises designed to improve mobility. Consideration of intrinsic and extrinsic causes of falls among the elderly suggests methods of changing both the environment and the ways that older persons perform, to reduce the likelihood of falls. Lifelong wellness programming and community resources are investigated. Evidence-based practice is emphasized.
Credits 2