Topic: Stand Strong: Improving Balance, Preventing Falls, and Protecting Your Spine
Janet Popp, PT, MS
Falls are not a normal part of aging, many can be prevented. Learn how the body controls balance, ways to reduce your chances of a fall, and strategies
to protect your spine from injury.
Janet Popp is a home health physical therapist and holds a MS in gerontology. She is adjunct faculty at UNM Health Sciences Center Division of Physical
Therapy, chair of the New Mexico Adult Falls Prevention Coalition, and has a contract with the NM Department of Health to conduct fall prevention trainings
for healthcare professionals.