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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Prevention of Falls in Community-dwelling Older Adults

Attend IPTA's Monthly Open House Event! The #THIRDTHURSDAY of Every Month!

When: Thursday, September 19
Networking begins at 6:00 pm, Programs starts at 6:15 pm
Where: IPTA Chapter Office
905 N. Main Street
Naperville, Illinois  60563
United States
Presenter: TimothyHanke, PT, PhD
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff
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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Prevention of Falls in Community-dwelling Older Adults: Update on Best Practice from Screening to Interventions.


We invite you to join us from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, September 19th as we welcome Timothy Hanke, PT, PhD to share his knowledge and expertise on "Prevention of Falls in Community-dwelling Older Adults: Update on Best Practice from Screening to Interventions."


Using data from the past 5 years, this presentation will update participants on best practices for the prevention of falls in community-dwelling older adults. Specifically, participants will learn which screening questions and tools and which examination tests and measures have the greatest chance at changing the degree of clinical certainty that a future fall is likely. Participants will also learn which physical therapy interventions are best for reducing fall risk and fall rate. Where the data on interventions allows, an older adult’s functional status will be considered.


What to expect: 

Objectives: :

  • Describe which screening questions and procedures best improve clinical certainty that a future fall is likely.

  • Describe which examination test and measures best improve clinical certainty that a future fall is likely.

  • Discuss the extent to which common interventions such as multi-factorial interventions, multi-modal exercise, balance training, resistance training, Tai Chi, environmental modifications, and education reduce fall risk or fall rate.


About the Speaker

Timothy Hanke, PT, PhD Professor, College of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy Program, Midwestern University, received his BS in physical therapy from Marquette University and MS from Northwestern University. His PhD in kinesiology is from the University of Connecticut where he was a Graduate Research Fellow in Gerontology at the Center on Aging and Human Development. His clinical experience is in geriatric and neurological physical therapy. Dr. Hanke has published on topics related to balance, falls, and mobility in older adults and in persons with stroke. He is a member of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, and Section on Research of the APTA. He serves on the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Clinical Practice Guideline/ Evidence-based Documents Committee where he has been involved in clinical practice guideline development on the topic of falls in community-dwelling older adults.







Can't attend in person?

This presentation will be available live at the Chapter Office or virtually via Zoom. If attending virtually, please indicate when you RSVP. 

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.  Plan to sign in at 6:00 pm and enter your name when prompted.

Follow the directions below and be ready for the program to begin at 6:15pm.

Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: Prevention of Falls
Time: Sep 19, 2019 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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We would love to see you! Come and join us at the Chapter Office in Naperville for a night of networking, professional development, and discussions with other physical therapy professionals.
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Parking is available along Main St. (East of the building)

Remember, anyone is invited to attend #THIRDTHURSDAY events — members, colleagues, and students — so invite your friends!


Note to Nonmembers:  The IPTA welcome you to register and attend any of our upcoming #THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research educational programming! One of the many benefits of IPTA membership is the opportunity to receive quality FREE CE (Continuing Education) hosted by the Association throughout the year. In free CE opportunities alone, your APTA/IPTA membership can pay for itself! Do the math – we welcome you to explore the various benefits of IPTA membership by clicking here. You too can be a part of your professional association, click here to join!


Effective beginning 2016, the IPTA will only award nonmembers CE certificates for participation during their first TWO free CE events (#THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research).

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