Contact Hours3 Hours
Science of Balance Rehabilitation
What is the difference between screening and testing? What is the science of imbalance? What are the differences between unsteadiness, imbalance, dizziness, lightheadedness and vertigo? How do I document to prove my worth, my role, or this patient’s potential? What is the evidence for helping someone improve balance? What is the best method to select the most sensitive and responsive balance test for each patient? What cognitive behavioral and psychological influences could be involved with this person? The answers to these questions and more are in this course intended for participants to best understand the full complement of mechanisms leading to imbalance and ultimately fall risk. Expect practical techniques, readily applied to the clinic, incorporating current evidence and revealing future advances in balance and fall prevention.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify fall-risk screening tools known to improve examination selection and probability of fall risk.
- Select and conduct appropriate tests in an effort to identify patient skill in function, sensori-motor capacities, and impairments.
- Prescribe precise dosage according to test results for indirect (resources: strength, flexibility, etc) and direct (motor control) causes of imbalance.
- Apply an individualized intervention strategy to improve balance and monitor response to treatment interventions with objective measures.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.