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This comprehensive fall prevention program is an adaptation of OASIS’ Free From Falls program. For the original Free From Falls curriculum, please visit the OASIS Institute at www.oasisnet.org. This program was adapted for people with MS by the National MS Society’s Fall Prevention Committee (listed below).

Funders

Thank you to the following funders for generous, unrestricted educational gifts that supported the development and implementation of this program:
 
Acorda Therapeutics
Biogen Idec
Genentech, Inc.
Teva Neuroscience

Fall Prevention Program Development Committee

Thank you to the following individuals who contributed their experience and expertise to the development of the program.

Peggy Buchanan
Jeanette Chian
Suzanne Carron, OTR/L, MSOT
Stephanie Fisher, MA
Debra Frankel, MS OTR
Elise Herlihy, RN, MSN, CRRN, MSCN
Karen McNulty, OTD, OTR/L
Denise Nowack, RDN
Kathy San Martino, PT, NCS, ATP, CLT
Julia Santiago, MPA
Diana M. Schneider, PhD
Ashley R. Smith ACSM-CPT, ACE-GFI, MPH
Barb Young, PT

Reviewers

We are grateful to the following individuals who reviewed the curriculum materials.

David Alexander, MD
Elissa Held Bradford, PT
Nancy Dollenmeyer, MPT, MSCS
Barbara Giesser, MD
Nancy Law
 

Thank you to the following individuals who adapted program materials for the web-based Free From Falls Program:

Michelle Cameron, MD, PT
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Oregon Health Sciences University
 
Meena Kannan, MD, MPH
Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology
Oregon Health Sciences University
 

We are grateful to the following individuals who helped develop the Building Better Balance exercise video:

Randy Rasmussen
Randy L. Rasmussen Photography
randy@randyrasmussen.com
 

Many thanks to those individuals living with MS who demonstrated the Building Better Balance exercises:

Mary Babadazeh
Michelle Hazen
Darren Jones
Brenda Lane
Britta Schramm
Leslie Shapiro
Ashley Smith
Deanna St. Julian
John Stockton

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