Falls and losses of balance in the elderly, home dwelling population are a major cause of cost and concern for clients and clinicians that work in the home.

Many clinicians find themselves providing the same types of intervention year after year, with no time to review current best practice literature or to think of and develop home exercise programs and safety strategies to provide to their patients.

This 3.5 hour seminar focuses on evidence-based and current research being performed with the elderly population in the realm of balance rehabilitation at home.

We have adapted this information to then be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day.

Preventing falls and rehabilitating balance is an area that will continue to be crucial as the population ages, and care-at-home takes priority for reimbursement.

Ruth Polillo, MSPT, CBIS: Ruth graduated with a Master of Science in Physical therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005, and has gained experience in every setting a therapist can work in. The majority of her career has been spent in acute inpatient rehab where she was able to find her passion for brain injury and neurological rehab as well as developing a special interest in Vestibular rehab. She received the title of Certified Brain Injury Specialist from the American Brain Injury Association in 2013. Ruth has been directly involved in initiation and development of specialized programs as both a staff therapist and in leadership roles. Outside of the ARC Universe, Ruth simply continues to try to figure out this crazy thing called life! She seeks out new experiences all the time in hopes for continued enrichment. But one of the most challenging, yet humbling, yet rewarding jobs Ruth has is being a mother to her three children.

“Being involved with ARC has been fantastic! The opportunity to meet students and develop programs is exciting and being a presenter is so rewarding!”

Who should attend?

  • Rehab Directors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation, or to seek support and assistance!