Friday, April 29th
Black Rock Branch
Fall is a 4 letter word: Fall Prevention for Seniors with Dr. Stephen M.Perle
Please join Professor of Clinical Sciences in the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Dr. Stephen M.Perle who will discuss the causes and ways seniors can prevent falls.
A "Lunch & Learn" program.
Bring a brown bag lunch and we'll supply the coffee and dessert.
Every year almost 2 million seniors are treated in hospitals as a result of falls. Fear of falling keeps many seniors homebound thus restricting their physical activity and their social interactions. Falling is a serious issue for seniors however, understanding the common causes allows the senior more control of their life. Many of the causes for falls are within the control of seniors and thus can be prevented so that today's more active seniors can reduce the risk and live a more fulfilling life.
Dr. Perle earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College in 1983. In 1986 he qualified as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), which he was a member of from 1990-4. In 2002 he earned a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science from Southern Connecticut State University. He practiced in NYC from 1983 until 1991. Dr. Perle has been the medical director of various athletic events culminating with the 1991 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He was the first chiropractor in the U.S. to be the medical director for a major Olympic sport's national championships. He has published more than a half dozen chapters in textbooks and over 20 peer reviewed publications including a few papers on the subject of seniors. Dr. Perle has given talks to senior groups around Connecticut and NYC. He also writes ethics columns for Dynamic Chiropractic & the American Chiropractic Association's ACANews. His major research interest is on the biomechanics and biomechanical effects of manipulation and on the quality of chiropractic care.