The Science of Fall Prevention

Course: #2825Level: Intermediate2 Hours 4447 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

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.

It is recommended to have working knowledge on balance special tests/measures prior to taking this course.

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.

Course created on November 27, 2017

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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; 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; NJ/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0 OK Category B; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to identify at least three fall-risk screening tools known to improve examination selection and probability of fall risk.
  • checkmarkThe 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.
  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to identify outline of an individualized treatment plan with at least three interventions to reduce fall risk.
  • checkmarkThe 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.

Agenda

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

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California

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IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).


KPTA

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).


Maryland

This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs.


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Oklahoma

This course is approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for Physical Therapists for 2 hours of continuing education, OK Category B.


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

This course is offered for 2 hours (Intermediate level) by the Commonwealth of PA Dept. of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. Please refer to course abstract for details regarding general and direct access hours.


Texas Physical Therapy Association

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #1807033TX). Beginning July 1, 2018, the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #2106033TX).



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