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Prof. George Gioftsos « Hellenic Forum 2015

GIOFTSOS Prof. George Gioftsos

  Professor of Physiotherapy

  Technological Educational Institute Stereas Elladas

  Greece

  gioftsos@teilam.gr


Short Bio

Professor of Physiotherapy
Technological Educational Institute Stereas Elladas Country: Greece
I have studied Physical Therapy and completed postgraduate and doctoral studies in the area of human movement. I dealt with the rehabilitation of patients, with the education and the research in the relative area, as well as with the management of Technological Sector of Higher Education.
PREVIOUS POSTS
2008-2012 Vice-President of Lamia Institute of Technology.
2002-2008 President of Lamia Institute of Technology.
2000-2002 Vice-President of Lamia Institute of Technology.
1998-2000 Director of the Faculty of Health and Caring Professions of Lamia Institute of Technology.


Presentation Title: Reducing injuries from falls among older people – ProFouND Training in evidence based falls prevention exercise


Abstract

TEI of Sterea Ellada and NCSR “Demokritos” are members of the ProFouND network:
Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination for the elderly, – a European Commission funded project- aiming to provide the best falls prevention advice to help prevent falls among elderly people across Europe.
Last year at T.E.I. of Sterea Ellada 11 instructors-physiotherapists from Greece and Cyprus were trained at Lamia by LLT –ProFouND trainers. In turn, since then another 31 Greek physiotherapists have been trained at TEI Stereas and by a pre-training e-learning platform (now available in Greek) so as to deliver Otago exercises within their settings widening referral on options and aiming to cover the need of older people across Greece on effective evidence based fall prevention exercise.


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