Balance is a common focus of rehabilitation intervention, and objective assessment of balance is critical for guiding intervention and demonstrating patient progress. An understanding of the basics of balance outcome measures, how to select them, and how to utilize them correctly will enhance therapists’ practice and patient outcomes. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on October 25, 2019
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to identify at least three components of balance and postural control.
- Participants will be able to list at least two arguments for the necessity for, and barriers to, outcome measure use.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two best practice evidence components for selection and utilization of balance outcome measures.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three resources for obtaining valid and reliable balance outcome measures.
- Participants will be able to describe appropriate utilization of at least three common balance measures.
- Participants will be able to select at least four appropriate balance measures for provided patient cases based on the patient’s level of function and practice setting.
|0-15 Minutes||Introduction and the need for and barriers to outcome measures|
|15-30 Minutes||Components of balance|
|30-45 Minutes||Framework for OM decision making|
|45-60 Minutes||Balance measures for acute/lower functioning persons (neuro)|
|60-75 Minutes||Balance measures for OP/higher functioning persons (neuro)|
|75-90 Minutes||Balance measures for persons with sports/musculoskeletal injuries/pathology|
|90-110 Minutes||Case application – selecting best balance OM|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
PT, PhD, NCS
Jill has been a licensed physical therapist for 24 years. She received Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Board of Clinical Specialties in 2004 and recertification in 2014. She has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation. She has a variety of teaching experiences, in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large. She is currently faculty in the DPT program at South College. In addition, she teaches in several online and onsite continuing education programs across the nation. She has taught and presented in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, gait, orthotics, mentoring, and research, and is currently involved in clinical research in stroke rehabilitation, orthotic management, and gait analysis/rehabilitation.
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