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Exercise and Fall Prevention in Seniors - PT12
Exercise and Fall Prevention in Seniors

PT12 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Mary Ann Wilmarth, DPT, PT, OCS, MTC, Cert.MDT, CIDN, CEAS and Jill Patnode-Krause, PT, DPT, GCS
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The goal of this exercise and fall prevention continuing education program is to familiarize physical therapists with how exercise positively improves a senior’s balance, reaction time, functional ability and risk for falls in both community and institutional settings. After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe how types of exercise, including strength, balance, aerobic and flexibility training work to reduce fall risk
  • Create exercise programs for frail and institutionalized patients
  • Design solutions to keep older adults exercising after physical therapy treatment has concluded

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from October 21, 2009 to October 20, 2018.
This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, OnCourse Learning is recognized by The Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning was approved as a provider of continuing education by The North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (provider no. 09-0215-001PR) from March 8, 2009 through March 8, 2010.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2016.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by"
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 09S0901, expiration date 7/20/10; 10S1039 for 7/21/10 to 7/21/11; 11S0908 from 07/22/11 to 07/22/12; 12S1145 for 07/23/12 to 07/23/13; 13S1555 for 07/24/13 to 07/24/14; 14S1240 for 07/25/14 to 07/25/15; 15S1511 for 06/08/15 to 06/08/16.)
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE90714060 for 7/20/09 to 12/31/09; CE100014078 for 1/1/10 to 12/31/10; CP110015685 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CP120017203 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CP130019632 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021315 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023696 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15;CE16-27279for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 45876A for 7/20/09 to 7/20/10).
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 3785 for 05/23/11 to 05/22/12, 4366 for 05/23/12 to 05/22/13, 4979 for 05/23/13 to 05/22/14; 5699 for 05/23/14 to 05/22/15; 6157 for 05/23/15 to 05/22/16).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (PTCE003842 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007025 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 781-2009, expiration date 1/31/10; approval no. 409-2010 for 2/1/10 to 1/31/12; 105-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14105-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 218-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-353 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 05/26/11 to 05/26/15; 05/01/15 to 05/01/19.
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 01/30/12 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437.2944 for 7/1/09 to 7/1/10; 437.3433 for 7/1/10 to 7/1/11; 437-3848 for 07/01/11 to 07/01/12; 437-4343 for 07/01/12 to 07/01/13; 437-4934 for 07/01/13 to 07/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 1340.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 7/22/2018

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