Megan Salvatore to Present “Reducing Fall Risk and Finding Your Balance”

November 15, 2016

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Dr. Megan Salvatore, director of clinical education of the department of physical therapy at the University of Mount Union, is set to give the LINC presentation at noon on Tuesday, November 22 in the Newbold Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. She will present “Reducing Fall Risk and Finding Your Balance”.

Do you have a family member or friend with a history of frequent falls?  Learn about fall risk assessment, including strategies and physical therapy interventions for fall-risk reduction.

Salvatore has been a licensed physical therapist for 15 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1998, a Master of Science degree in physical therapy in 2001, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2006 from Wheeling Jesuit University.  She has been certified in vestibular rehabilitation since 2008. Her clinical experience is focused primarily in neurologic and geriatric rehabilitation. Salvatore worked with a core team of interdisciplinary colleagues to develop the Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in order to better serve veterans with dizziness, vertigo, and balance disorders. Salvatore was selected by her supervisor at the Cleveland VA Medical Center to be a unit peer leader for the Safe Patient Handling program from 2010-2011 and was selected to serve on the multi-disciplinary Culture Change Committee from 2004-2006, representing the Cleveland VAMC at the Nursing Home Care Unit Summit in April 2004. 

Lunch begins at noon in the Newbold Room of Hoover-Price Campus Center. The program will begin at 12:20 p.m. and end at 1 p.m. Each event costs $10 to attend, and a season pass is available. Advanced reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact Angi Swonger at (330) 823-6063 or linc@mountunion.edu.

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