What is the difference between screening and testing? What is the science of imbalance? What are the differences between unsteadiness, imbalance, dizziness, lightheadedness, and vertigo? How do I document to prove my worth, my role, or this patient’s potential? What is the evidence for helping someone improve balance? What is the best method to select the most sensitive and responsive balance test for each patient? What psychological influences could be involved with this person? The answers to these questions and more are in this seminar intended for advanced dizziness management- differential diagnostics and treatment. Expect practical techniques, readily applied to the clinic, incorporating current evidence and revealing future advances in balance and dizziness rehabilitation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 hour of general and 1 hour of Direct Access CE credit.
It is recommended to have working knowledge on balance special tests/measures prior to taking this course.
Course created on November 27, 2017
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; 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 identify at least three fall-risk screening tools known to improve examination selection and probability of fall risk.
- The participant will be able to identify at least two appropriate tests in an effort to identify patient skill in function, sensori-motor capacities, and impairments.
- The participant will be able to identify outline of an individualized treatment plan with at least three interventions to reduce fall risk.
- The participant will be able to list at least three ways to monitor response to treatment interventions with objective measures to reduce fall risk for older adults.
|0-15 Minutes||Review of learner outcomes, define fall risk and balance, the physiology of balance|
|15-40 Minutes||Pathologies of primary imbalance: neuropathy, dizziness, and vertigo. Review of secondary imbalance (stroke, PD, MS, pain, etc)|
|40-60 Minutes||Defining and identifying evidence-based screening and assessment measures|
|60-80 Minutes||Interventions in balance and fall prevention: Rehabilitative, restorative and compensatory|
|80-90 Minutes||Documentation in a manner that will demonstrate skilled therapy and justify reimbursement for fall prevention and imbalance|
|90-100 Minutes||Applications in fall prevention: Case Studies|
|100-110 Minutes||The future of treatment: Technological advances in gait analysis and fall prevention|
|110-120 Minutes||Questions and summative comments|
PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, BFPCE, FAPTA
Dr. Studer has been a PT since 1991, and an NCS since 1995. He is co-founder and co-owner of Spark Rehabilitation and Wellness in Bend, where he is an adjunct professor at the OSU DPT program leading the coursework on motor control. Mike was recognized as the 2011 Clinician of the Year in the Neurologic and (in 2014) the Geriatric Academies of the APTA. He received the highest honor available in PT in 2020, being distinguished as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA in 2020. Dr. Studer has authored over 35 articles, and six book chapters, and is a consultant to Major League Baseball.
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