Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
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Three student learners in a doctoral physical therapy program completed a service-based learning project dedicated to reducing falls in the elderly. The program, called Stepping On, is a fall prevention initiative supported by the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) whose goal is to identify risk factors for falls in the older population and provide exercises and recommendations to reduce falls. The eleven volunteer participants in this student learners’ Stepping On program completed online fall prevention classes and provided feedback at the completion of the program. Participants reported being more conscientious while walking and noted improved balance and flexibility.
Stepping On; Service Learning; WIHA; Fall Prevention; Older Adults
Medicine and Health Sciences | Physical Therapy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Conners, Sean; Greener, Tyler; and Johnson, Kaitlyn, "Stepping On - Virtual Fall Prevention for Older Adults" (2023). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4565.
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