Fear of falling is extremely common in individuals with balance problems. Although research suggests that fear of falling can be a risk factor for future falls, it can also be protective in certain individuals/situations. This talk will present recent work that has attempted to define and identify the ‘maladaptive’ components of fear, as well as the development of a new clinical tool to assess maladaptive fear of falling.
Presented by Toby Ellmers PhD
Dr Toby Ellmers is a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow, at Imperial College London. His research explores how psychological, cognitive and sensory function influence balance and fall risk. He is the Co-Lead of the ‘Concerns about falling’ working group within the World Falls Guidelines initiative
May 30, 2023, 7:15 - 8:45 PM BST
Instructor: Association of chartered physiotherapists interested in Vestibular rehabilitation (ACPIVR)