VSAKELLARI_150x150 Prof. Vasiliki Sakellari


  School of Health and Caring Professions. Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada



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Dean/Director School of Health and Caring Professions.
Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada
Scientific Rep in ProFouND for the T.E.I. Stereas Elladas, ProFouND Cascade Trainner,
EDUCATION: Τ.Ε.Ι. of Athens. Physiotherapy Department (1992), University College, London. Master in Ergonomics (1993), Institute of Neurology. University of London. PHD in Human Balance (1996).
WORK EXPERIENCE: Research Fellow. Medical Research Council (M.R.C.), London.
Physiotherapist: Owner of Private Practice also at the General Hospital of Lamia
Demonstrator of Anatomy - Biomechanics. King's College, London
Part time Lecturer of Applied Anatomy and Ergonomics, Osteopathy Depart., Kingston University London.
Teaching staff at the Physiotherapy Department, TEI of Lamia/TEI Steareas Elladas from 1996, ie: Lecturer /Ass. Prof. / Prof.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS: Head of the Physiotherapy Department, Erasmus Coordinator, Director of the School of Heath and Caring Professions of the TEI of Lamia/ Sterea, Director or Center of Technological Research of Central Greece (K.T.E.)

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


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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