CSUB School of Social Sciences Quality of Life Speaker Series Continues with ‘Aging: The Bad and Good of Fal

Aging: The Bad and Good of Falling will be the topic of the California State University, Bakersfield School of Social Sciences and Education (SSE) Quality of Life Center Speaker Series from 6-7:15 p.m. Monday, February 19, in the Student Union Multipurpose Room. This event is free and open to the public.

CSU Bakersfield Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Dr. Brian Street will speak on the topic. He will be joined by community partner Dawn Waterhouse, MPT, from Terrio Physical Therapy, who will address the role of physical therapy in fall prevention.

Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Education Dr. Tanya Boone-Holladay said, "We are excited to have a physical therapist from the community join Dr. Street to talk about this important issue affecting the quality of life of the aging members in our community. Falls are one of the leading causes of injuries for people over 65. Learning how to lessen the risk of falls is essential for caregivers, family members, and those at risk."

Dr. Street is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at CSUB and director of the Orthopaedic Neuromuscular Laboratory, where he directs the biomechanics and neuroscience teaching and research programs. Dr. Street completed his Ph.D training in Canada, his M.Sc (with distinction) in the United Kingdom and B.Sc (honors) in Australia. Dr. Street’s research agenda is focused on issues associated with the mechanics and neuromuscular response during gait and balance recovery responses, specifically on the paradigm of lower limb arthritis and joint replacement.

Free parking is available in Lots D, M, and K1.

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