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.
Live WebinarWed, Jan 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm EST
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; 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; 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
- Describe how to use the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Falls (STEADI) program as an assessment tool
- List 3 household items used for balance training
- Design a balance training program incorporating app technology and household items
- Describe how to incorporate balance confidence into a comprehensive treatment program
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|15-45 Minutes||Balance assessment (sensory systems, processing, motor output)|
|45-90 Minutes||Exercise Prescription (dual tasking, app use, household items)|
|90-115 Minutes||Case Scenarios|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Meg Lowry, 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 physical therapist and educator with more than 20 years of experience working with older adults in the home and inpatient rehab settings, as well as more than 7 years in adjunct faculty roles for Touro College and the University of St. Augustine. He is a board certified geriatric clinical specialist, certified exercise expert for aging adults and certified clinical instructor. Dr Miller is a clinical educator at Catholic Home Care in New York and active in the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and Home Health Section of the APTA. He chairs the APTA's Home Health Section Practice Committee and is a member of the editorial boards of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, GeriNotes, and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.
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