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Geriatric Balance and Dizziness Management

Geriatric Balance and Dizziness Management
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA
January 20, 2014
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This presentation will include practical clinical applications of the latest evidence in the rehabilitation of geriatric patients with dizziness. Participants completing this course will be ready to recognize the common causes, individualize their care (exam and treatment), and set appropriate goals. We will reveal how to systematically evaluate and prescribe an individualized program for imbalance. *Please note that the first video is not functioning properly but will be shown again at the end of the presentation....


mike studer

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA is the owner and lead therapist at Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, a Chamber member and active presence in the Salem community. He has been a PT since 1991 and a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995. Mike is the only therapist in the nation to be awarded the Clinician of the Year by two different national academies of the American Physical Therapy Association, being awarded the Clinical Excellence Award in both Neurology and Geriatrics. He has authored over 30 journal articles, and contributed-to or primary authored 6 book chapters. He is a recognized national and international speaker on topics including aging, stroke, motor learning, motivation in rehabilitation, cognition, balance, dizziness, and Parkinson’s Disease, having presented in 48 states and 9 countries. In 2020, Mike presented a TED talk on neuroplasticity that has been viewed by thousands, and he was awarded the highest honor that can be bestowed on a physical therapist – one of only 250 therapists in the nation to be designated a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association for a lifetime and diverse contributions to the profession in clinical, research and educational fields.

 



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