Multidisciplinary assessment and intervention of individuals at risk of falls is crucial in identifying functional and diagnostic factors as well as effective rehabilitation and prevention of future falls. This series identifies areas of collaboration and supportive information-sharing strategies between professions who commonly see individuals who fall and are likely to be injured due to a fall.
Course created on November 9, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to identify fall risk and risk for injurious fall screening strategies.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify interventions for prevention of falls and rehabilitation post-fall.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify areas of assessment and intervention overlap, specialty, and information-sharing strategies between the professions of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Vestibular Diagnostics in the field of Audiology.
|0-90 Minutes||Addressing Fall Risk: PT, OT, and Audiology Assessment, presented in partnership with Salus University|
|90-180 Minutes||Addressing Fall Risk: PT, OT, and Audiology Intervention, presented in partnership with Salus University|
Dr. Myers completed her Master’s degree in Audiology at Bloomsburg University in 2003. She completed her clinical doctorate in audiology (AuD) in 2006, and PhD in Biomedicine in 2013 at Salus University. In 2006 she opened and co-owned Berks Hearing Professionals for 10 years. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University. Her book, The Vestibular Lab Manual is currently in its 2nd edition. She serves as an assistant editor for Audiology Today and Plural Publishing Inc. Her areas of teaching and research include vestibular diagnostics, best clinical practices, and inter-professional education.
PT, DPT, NCS
Dr. Esmonde has a DPT from Marquette University, a BA from Northwestern University, and 17 years of clinical experience in acute care, inpatient acute rehab, and outpatient physical therapy. She is also the Co-Founder of Vestibular First, a medical device and educational company. She passed the Vestibular Competency at Emory University in 2015 and achieved Clinical Specialty in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2018. She has taught several continuing education courses and has presented at national physical therapy, brain injury, and otolaryngology conferences. With a passion for teaching, Dr. Esmonde has served as a teaching assistant at Temple, Jefferson, Neumann, Arcadia, Harcum, and St. Joseph’s University.
Dr. Grasso received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Ithaca College in 2009, and her post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Temple University in 2021. She is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and has received the Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California. At Salus University, Dr. Grasso is an Associate Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Department within the College of Health Sciences, Education, and Rehabilitation.
Financial: Helena Esmonde is Chief Clinical Officer and Co-Founder of Vestibular First. She received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Helena Esmonde has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Anna Grasso is employed at Salus University. She received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Anna Grasso has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with Salus University.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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British Academy of Audiology
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International Hearing Society
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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 3 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.
New Zealand Audiological Society
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American Board of Audiology
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