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Philadelphia Chapter Event


Preventing Falls / Better Balance: Assessment, Safety and Management in Women 50+

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Location: Independence Blue Cross IBX Live, 1919 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Contact: Marsha Yankelev

Perfectly timed for the end of Fall and the start of the season of falling!

This interactive discussion will focus on falls as we age.  We'll discuss risk factors for falling, preventing falls and improving balance, home modifications and exercises. With many older adults also serving as caregivers for their spouses or significant others, we'll also briefly discuss how to attend to the fall needs of others they are taking care of and it's impact on healthy behaviors.  

Our presenter is Dr. Lora Packel, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of the Sciences.  Professor Packel is the primary professor for the following courses:  Pathophysiology, Exercise Physiology, Cariovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy.  She has been a practicing physical therapist for over 15 years and is APTA board certified.  

Registration, payments and cancellations* must be made by December 11, 2018. *No refunds will be given after this date.