The purpose of this course is to provide the participant with an overview of the principles of electrostimulation (NMES) in improving peak and rate of force development in the elderly. The course will outline potential losses of function associated with various comorbidities in the elderly and benefits of supplementing a fall prevention and recovery program with NMES.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Define force and its relationship to fall risk and prevention
- Define rate of force development and its relationship to fall risk and fall prevention
- Describe the components of electrostimulation (NMES) include parameter of application and physiological outcomes
- Describe the implementation of NMES in a fall prevention and recovery program