PTs and OTs have the tools and the education to address balance and fall prevention head-on. They just need to pick up the right weapons to slay the predator at the door. Join this passionate presenter in exploring 30 practical ideas and inventions for making balance training amazing.
Course created on November 29, 2023
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/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; 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
- After this course, participants will be able to list four risk factors linked with an elevated fall risk per the CDC.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify one method to use walking speed to assess safety.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three ways to incorporate dual-task processing into balance training.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three to four ways to progress an exercise, activity, or movement.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three to four evidence-based programs that are proven to help older adults reduce their risk of falling per the National Council on Aging.
|0-15 Minutes||Background and review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Risk factors for fall risk|
|30-45 Minutes||Walking speed and other tests useful for assessing balance|
|45-75 Minutes||Dual task processing for balance benefits|
|75-90 Minutes||How to progress exercises, activities, and movements|
|90-105 Minutes||Using layering tools like the 4-walls drill, clocks, pyramids for balance enhancement|
|105-115 Minutes||Structured programs for balance training|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master’s degree in physical therapy. She has over 30 years of experience with hands-on care and training, specializing in geriatrics, patient motivation, aquatics, and musculoskeletal and balance disorders. She has presented 200 seminars, authored 300 PT articles, served as a PT-related journal editor, and was once featured on the cover of Physical Therapy magazine. Salzman has served as adjunct faculty at the College of St. Catherine’s (now St. Catherine’s University) for 8 years and as the Vice President of 10K Health, LLC, a temporary staffing agency, for a decade. She currently serves as the Director for Aquatic Therapy University and ATU Aquatic Therapy Seminars and has assisted hundreds of facilities during the start-up and training phases of their aquatic practice.
Non-financial disclosures: The presenter owns ATU Aquatic Therapy Seminars, a continuing education company.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
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