- Michel (Shelly) Denes
- 2 Hours 1 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Jul 29, 2020
Neuroplasticity and neuroprotection provide us with a brain that can adapt not only to changes inflicted by damage but also to experiences. With this understanding, we can intervene to help with balance, gait and reducing fall risk in our patients. Proprioception is also an integral part of movement, somatosensory input, gait and balance that is impacted by aging and disease as well. We can intervene to help the somatosensory input to ultimately reduce fall risk. Evidence shows that early interventions lead to the best outcomes.
|Manual – Neuroplasticity & Proprioception Roles in Fall Risk Reduction (6.7 MB)||60 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Framework for Posture Control
- Somatosensory input and impact on reducing fall risk
- What is proprioception?
- Light touch and vibration
- Vision and vestibular impacts
Screen, Assess and Intervene
- CDC’s STEADI initiative
- Romberg Test
- Treatments and interventions to improve proprioception
- Case study: significant proprioceptive deficits
- Drivers of neuroplastic changes
- Behavior and its impact on rehab
- 10 principles of neuroplasticity
Science behind Exercise
- Impact on neuroplasticity and neuroprotection
- Evidence based programs
- Appropriate exercise RX for older adults
- Exercise and balance recommendation
Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, is an expert in fall prevention and neuro-rehab more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromusclular disorders, TBI, and SCI. She has a special interest in advanced technology and has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics.
Ms. Denes travels nationally to present seminars on fall prevention and geriatric rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She has also shared her insights with practicing professionals in varying settings. Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan’s PT program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for Adult Hemiplegia (NDT) from Rehab Institute of Chicago. She has also earned her certification as a Fall Prevention Specialist with Evergreen Certifications and sits on their advisory board.
Financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes receives compensation as a Physical Therapist at the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.