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SWD Meeting: How Ethel Got her Groove Back: Community-based Group Exercise to Restore Walking Expertise
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Category: Districts

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Title: How Ethel Got Her Groove Back: Community-based Group Exercise to Restore Walking Expertise

Speaker: Jennifer S. Brach, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Course Description: Walking is a skill essential to many daily activities and is developed throughout a lifetime. The loss of walking skills that occurs with aging is a common and costly problem, affecting more than a third of the people 65 years of age or older. On the Move (OTM) is a novel group exercise program designed to target key principles of the biomechanics and motor control of walking. The OTM program contains unique stepping and walking patterns that were designed to promote the timing and coordination of movement critical for skilled walking.

In this presentation using “Ethel” as a case example, the speaker will provide information on:
1) Novice versus expert or skilled movement
2) Common age-related changes in walking related to loss of motor skill
3) Impairment-based and task-specific motor skill exercise interventions to improve walking
4) On the Move program includes evidence of the effectiveness of the program

Location: Virtual or in-person at  UPMC Shadyside, 202 A Herberman Conference Center. 

Parking is at the medical center garage or on the street in front of shadyside hospitals West Wing. Once you enter the West Wing proceed right to the herberman conference center elevators and the meeting is on the second floor

Social Hour is from 6:30 pm to 7 pm then Dr. Brach will present from 7-8 pm, followed by a short SWD business meeting from 8:00-8:30. We hope you can join us for this special event.

More Information About the Speaker:
Jennifer S. Brach, PhD, PT, FAPTA, 
is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a physical therapist and epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience in patient-oriented research in aging and disability prevention. She has demonstrated a strong commitment to a career in research, publishing over 100 manuscripts. She has also served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple NIH/NIA and PCORI grants. Dr. Brach’s current work focuses on developing, testing, and implementing exercise programs to improve mobility in community-dwelling older adults. Her long-term goal is to bridge the gap between clinical research, public health, and everyday practice by transferring the findings from clinical trials to practice settings and communities, where the findings will improve mobility and prevent disability in older adults.

Please note: Attendees joining virtual events that offer contact hours must be sure to include their full names for attendance and certificate purposes. It is not recommended to share computers while attending a continuing education course as certificates will only be sent to the individual whose full name is shown on the participant list.

Approved for 1 General Contact Hour

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