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The Impact of Orthopedic Impairments on Balance Performance in Older Adults

Webinar • Musculoskeletal

Presenter: Heidi Moyer, Andrew Thomas
Date: September 18, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm CT

The function of the musculoskeletal system is essential for the balance system to performance adequately in both younger and older populations. As such, a basic understanding of the impacts of physiologic and pathological aging in the musculoskeletal system is essential to be able improve the balance system. This webinar will provide an overview of the important of muscular performance in postural control, a guide to important interventional skills for common orthopedic impairments in the aging adult, and provide an implementation plan for appropriate dosing of strength training in individuals with concurrent balance deficits.

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Heidi Moyer

As a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy (GCS) and a Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA), Heidi is the Program Director for the Evidence in Motion Geriatric Certification Program. Dr. Moyer is a current full-time Assistant Clinical Professor in the Angelo State University Doctor of Physical Therapy program and has previous experience...

Andrew Thomas

Dr. Andrew C. Thomas, PT, DPT is a physical therapist in the outpatient orthopaedic setting in San Angelo, Texas. Andrew is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS), Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT/DN), Certified Strength and Conditioning...

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