Janene Barber, PT, GTCCS, FSOAE

Janene Barber received her BS from the University of Missouri. Since 1997, she has been specializing in the care and rehabilitation of the geriatric patient in various settings. Ms. Barber was President/owner of Occupational Wellness and St. Charles Physical Therapy Center in Louisiana. In these settings, she was involved in the rehabilitation of patients with compromised balance. She was also an adjunct faculty at LSU and USA – Mobile. In 2003, Ms. Barber joined Gentiva Health Services as Program Director for Gentiva Safe Strides, an extensive and comprehensive balance program. Ms. Barber was responsible for training, development and outcomes with the program. In 2004, she was promoted to Clinical Program Specialist and involved in the development and implementation of Safe Strides nationally. In 2006, Ms. Barber moved into a consulting role with Optimum Balance to continue development and implementation of programs to accommodate the increasing need to reduce the risk of falls in the senior population.