This course will provide the participant with a framework for treating balance impairments in the home using items available in the home and technology. Use of household items and inexpensive smartphone applications offers clinicians the opportunity to provide effective and progressive home programs without cost-prohibitive barriers that purchasing "treatment" equipment poses. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on January 30, 2019
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/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; 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
- The participant will be able to describe at least three ways to use Stopping Elderly Accidents program as an assessment tool.
- The participant will be able to list at least three household items used for balance training.
- The participant will be able to outline a balance training program incorporating at least one app technology and at least two household items.
- The participant will be able to describe at least two ways to encourage balance confidence into a comprehensive treatment program.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|15-45 Minutes||Balance assessment: sensory systems and processing|
|45-75 Minutes||Balance assessment: motor output|
|75-90 Minutes||Exercise Prescription (dual tasking, app use, household items)|
|90-110 Minutes||Case Scenarios|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
BPhty, MHSM, APAM
Meg Lowry is a graduate of the University of Queensland Bachelor of Physiotherapy program (2007) and the Griffith University Master of Health Services Management (2015).
Meg has 11 years experience working with geriatric and neurological populations in the Australian acute, outpatient and community setting. Meg is interested in the mind-motor interface and how it impacts balance, gait, and falls. She is undertaking a project to develop structured exercises tools to engage older adults to proactively prevent physical and cognitive decline. Two of these tools are exergaming apps which combine physical and cognitive exercise simultaneously. A third tool is the Balance Yourself book which details a step by step process to improving balance in the home.
Kenneth L. Miller
PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Dr. Kenneth L. Miller is a board-certified geriatric clinical specialist, advanced credentialed exercise expert for aging adults, and credentialed clinical instructor from the APTA. He has over 26 years of clinical experience with the older adult population. Dr. Miller is an assistant professor at the University of North Texas Science Center with dual appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions and in the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
His clinical focus is on best practices for use with the older adult population. He has spoken nationally and internationally on topics of gerontology including primary prevention, fragility, outcome measures, and pharmacology.
He serves on editorial boards related to geriatric care and physical therapy education including Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation where he was guest editor for a thematic issue dedicated to pharmacology and nutrition. He also serves the physical therapy profession as director of practice for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and on several Academy Task Forces. Most recently, he has helped to develop the best practice guidelines for the Academy that describe best practices for the care of older adults. Dr. Miller is also a co-editor of the Ciccone's Pharmacology in Rehabilitation 5th edition textbook update.
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