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Every year, one out of four older adults experiences a fall resulting in injury. Fall injuries may require surgery, a lengthy hospital stay, and brief use of supportive devices such as a brace, cane or walker. The common denominator in recovery from any fall injury is physical therapy! Come learn from one of Chicago’s premier experts in all aspects of physical therapy, Liz Yerly, of IMPACT Physical Therapy and Chicago Recovery Room. Liz will talk about fall prevention and recovery, address how to strengthen our bodies to help prevent falling, and what to expect from physical therapy if it is prescribed as part of recovery. We will also have an opportunity to follow along as Liz demonstrates movements that will prepare and strengthen our bodies as we age.
About Liz Yerly, PT, MPT, ATC, LMT, CSCS
Liz Yerly is a licensed practitioner in physical therapy, athletic training, massage therapy and personal training. She offers a unique perspective in injury prevention, maintenance, and rehabilitation of her patients. Liz has experience treating patients of all ages, including those with orthopedic injuries due to falls and post surgical patients recovering from joint replacements and the like. She has a vast knowledge of biomechanics which allows her to examine movement patterns and resolve dysfunctions to help manage pain and improve mobility.
About the Aging Brain & Body Series
Chicagoland Villages are working together to provide quarterly seminars that educate, bring awareness, and highlight the exceptional work at the leading dementia research centers being done related to brain and body health. The purpose of this series is to provide our community with information, interventions, techniques and tools that support us all at various levels of mental and physical health and wellness. Participating Villages include Chicago Hyde Park Village, South Loop Village, Skyline Village Chicago, and The Village Chicago.