Falls are dangerous and common, but they are preventable. The best way to prevent falls is to know and address your personal risk factors. Join UNM’s Deborah Doerfler and her physical therapy doctoral students for a short, evidence-based presentation on falls prevention. Then, meet one-on-one (via a Zoom breakout room) with a physical therapy doctoral student trained in the CDC STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents & Injury) program to 1) identify your personal falls risk factors (a follow-up report will be emailed to you), 2) receive tailored prevention recommendations, 3) discuss a pro-active approach to preventing falls, and 4) help these students gain experience working with clients!
Deborah Doerfler, PT, DPT, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, conducts research specific to older adults, is certified by the National Osteoporosis Foundation as a BoneFitTM, Trainer, and teaches Gerontology to graduate students in the UNM Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Physical therapy students are in their second-year of the doctoral program and are trained in STEADI.