Disruptions to the neuro-musculoskeletal systems that result in balance dysfunction affect individuals across the lifespan and is a common impairment in all neurologic disorders. This can result in falls, which can lead to injury, immobility and hospitalization. Understanding why people with neurologic conditions fall and what you can do to reduce your risk for falls is key to your safety
and independence. Join us to learn about the causes of falls and what you can do to prevent falls and stay active and independent.
January 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Education Center-Evergreen Surgery and Physician’s Building
12333 NE 130th Lane
Kirkland, WA 98034
Class size is limited.
For registration and directions call 425.899.3000
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Free parking is available
in the Blue Parking Garage
About the Speakers
Melissa Gilbert, DPT
Melissa is a licensed physical therapist who earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington in 2006. She is a certified MS specialist and is a member of an ATTP trained Parkinson’s clinic.
Susan Watters, OTR/L
Susan is an NDT certified occupational therapist who graduated from New York University in 1987. She has over 20 years experience in acute care, home health, outpatient and long term care with neurologically involved patients.
Alicia Nowak, DPT
Alicia is a licensed physical therapist and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington in 2010. She has trained in neurological
and geriatric rehabilitation with an interest in working with patients who have gait and balance impairments. She is in the process of obtaining her credential to be an Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult through the Geriatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.