Course Description:

Our Fall Risk Assessment is a narrated educational video course designed to provide information regarding the performance, interpretation for determining the accurate prediction of fall probability over a 12 month period. At the end of each module there are review questions to test the learner’s understanding of the information provided. Our course is based on a meta-study that examined over 2,300 “fall risk” studies. The norms used in this program were derived from over 12, 700 studies. All calculations are developed from peer reviewed algorithms to allow for the assessment of not only the senior population but other populations of various ages and impairment/disabilities. Upon the completion of this course you will understand the nuances for performing and interpreting a Fall Risk Assessment and how to set goals & create corresponding treatment interventions for the successful rehabilitation of individuals at risk of falling and sustaining possible significant bodily injury.

This course will teach you how to correctly implement all techniques & procedures used during an FRA and how to make sound and professional interpretations of the results. It will also ensure your competence in the use of all evaluative instruments required during a FRA. These instruments and procedures are peer reviewed for reliability, validity, and widely accepted in the medical arena. You will be trained to administer and produce an individualized FRA report that meets today’s demanding standards. The webFCE Software will be utilized during the course as a training tool.

Satisfactory course completion as an assessment of learned outcomes includes:

  • Participation of our 3 hour educational course and live demo.
  • Knowledge of the FRA Procedure Manual.
  • Performance and critique of a Fall Risk Assessment.
  • Completion of certification examination with a score of 70% or better.

Course Rationale:

The purpose of this course is to provide comprehensive and up to date research based information to medical professionals who are interested in performing Fall Risk Assessments and to widen the scope of the services they provide to any population that is potentially at risk of sustaining a fall event. A good knowledge base of what an FRA encompasses & its purposes will arm clinicians and clinic managers with the ability to understand when an FRA is appropriate and how to communicate that information with referral sources (ie. physicians, lawyers, case managers, assisted living facilities and acute care hospitals).

Course Objectives:

To provide learner information regarding:

  • How to perform an FRA to encompass validity and reliability to support your examination findings.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the various performance based tests and self report questionnaires.
  • Implement and use the various evaluation instruments and procedures conducted during a FRA.
  • Compare and analyze the latest FRA performance techniques from peer reviewed literature.
  • Developing appropriate goals and interventions.
  • Have an understanding of the Pro’s & Con’s of predicting potential falls.
  • Be proficient in the of the implementation of the webFCE FRA software.

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapists Assistants, Chiropractors, Exercise Physiologists, Medical Doctors, Registered Nurses, and Athletic Trainers.

Training Cost:

$99 per person – on demand (pre-recorded); $299 per person – Live in person; $199 per person – Live Webinar.

Contact Hours/CEU:

3 hours/3 CEUs.


Anthony Mela, DO [Board Certified in Family Medicine]