Together I will teach you how to create an effective rehab program for your older adult population.
I have over 30 years of experience in a variety of settings; however, I have spent 20 plus years focusing on neurology, especially in the older adult population. I have a passion for dispelling myths that surround aging such as “falls are a normal part of aging” . My goal is to create effective rehab programs for this patient population that prevent this type of injury as well as others and assist with functional recovery. In other words, I am an advocate for older adults aging in the least restrictive setting, and I believe that therapists can facilitate this process. With these goals in mind, I have been teaching entry level PT students and licensed therapists for 18 years, and I strive to incorporate the most current and relevant literature in the classroom. -Linda Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, NCS
Linda B. Horn, PT, DSc, MHS, NCS recently joined Gentiva as the Safe Strides Team Leader in Towson, Maryland. She has over 25 years of clinical experience in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, outpatient and home care. She is a Neurologic Certified Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association since 1993. Her primary area of expertise is in the area of balance and vestibular disorders in the adult population, particularly with older adults. She has presented numerous continuing education seminars and poster presentations on these topics. Linda is a lecturer for physical therapy students in the areas of balance and vestibular disorders, and neurological rehabilitation. She is active in the American Physical Therapy Association at both the state and national levels. In 2008, Linda was the recipient of the Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Award from the APTA of Maryland.