- Michel (Shelly) Denes
- 12 Hours 18 Minutes
- Aug 15, 2019
Whether your patients’ goals are to return to work, play with their grandkids, or travel the world, your hard work helps them progress toward their functional goals.
But one fall can severely set back progress and turn your patient’s life upside down, resulting in rapidly declining health, extended hospital stays, financial loss, fear, and isolation. Falls can often be predicted and prevented if you know what to look for, but all too often, clinicians are so focused on the injury or disability at hand that fall risks are overlooked – until it’s too late.
Become a Fall Prevention Specialist and learn how to help patients avoid falls while retaining the strength, balance, and mobility it takes to stay functionally independent.
Built on today’s best practices, this hands-on program will show you how to better predict falls with a comprehensive risk assessment that combines the best evaluations currently available. Expand your rehab toolbox for fall prevention and post-fall rehab with interventions you can use immediately. Design robust, innovative plans of care for high-risk patients with specific impairments, from diabetes to Parkinson’s.
And finally, learn how to develop an effective fall prevention program using tools and strategies that have helped countless patients leave their fear of falling behind.
Confidently guide your patients to a fall-proof future!
Certification Made Simple
In just three easy steps, you can become a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist.
Step 1: Watch the digital seminar
Step 2: Complete the CE test and instantly print your certificate of completion.
Step 3: Submit your certificate of completion and professional license to Evergreen Certifications
That’s it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.
*Professional Standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/cfps
|Manual Part 1 – Fall Prevention Specialist Certification Course (26.88 MB)||194 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Manual Part 2 – Fall Prevention Specialist Certification Course (14.23 MB)||140 Pages||Available after Purchase|
HOT TOPICS AND INNOVATIONS IN FALL PREVENTION
- What fall prevention will look like in 1, 5, and 10 years
HANDS-ON LAB: PREDICT AND PREVENT FALLS WITH A COMPREHENSIVE RISK ASSESSMENT
- Practice today’s best evaluations for:
- Visual-spatial function
- Sensory-motor integration
- Vestibular function
- Gait and mobility
- Age-related degeneration
- Home safety
- Pharmacological side effects
HANDS-ON LAB: EXPAND YOUR REHAB TOOLBOX FOR FALL PREVENTION AND POST-FALL REHAB
- Practice effective techniques you can use immediately to:
- Restore balance, mobility, and function
- Minimize fall impact and injury
- Treat dizziness and vertigo
- Improve multitasking, coordination, and gait
- Resolve vision problems that contribute to falls
- Boost cognition, memory, and focus
- Reduce environmental fall risks
HAND-ON LAB: INTEGRATE MULTIPLE APPROACHES FOR BETTER OUTCOMES
- Practice combining:
- Balance and gait training
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Gaze stabilization
- Multitasking interventions
- Musculoskeletal soft tissue techniques
- Graded motor imagery
- Home exercise programming
- Environmental modification
- Safety reminders
- Orthotics and gait devices
- Clinical applications of neuroplasticity
HANDS-ON LAB: DESIGN ROBUST, INNOVATIVE PLANS OF CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS
- Practice developing treatment strategies for high risk patients with specific impairments, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Age-related changes
KEYS TO SUCCESSFULLY TREATING NONCOMPLIANT PATIENTS AND ENLISTING FAMILY SUPPORT
ARE YOU LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE?
- Coding and billing updates for fall prevention and post-fall rehab
- Justify rehab with the right progress measures and documentation
- Avoid denials and audits with these tips
CASE STUDIES: PUT KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE
- Case study 1: Evaluate a client’s home for extrinsic risk factors
- Case study 2: Apply advanced balance training and multi-tasking techniques
- Case study 3: Integrate visual testing and gaze stabilization
- Case study 4: Navigate pharmacological side effects and comorbidities
- Case study 5: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR YOUR FACILITY
BECOME YOUR REGION’S GO-TO FALL PREVENTION SPECIALIST
- The insider’s guide to specialization and professional networking
- Build referrals faster: effectively market your fall prevention program
Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, is an expert in fall prevention and neuro-rehab more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromusclular disorders, TBI, and SCI. She has a special interest in advanced technology and has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics.
Ms. Denes travels nationally to present seminars on fall prevention and geriatric rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She has also shared her insights with practicing professionals in varying settings. Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan’s PT program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for Adult Hemiplegia (NDT) from Rehab Institute of Chicago. She has also earned her certification as a Fall Prevention Specialist with Evergreen Certifications and sits on their advisory board.
Financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes receives compensation as a Physical Therapist at the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.