When faced with limited time, resources, space, or information – how do clinicians decide the most optimal collection of balance tests for each patient? To make the best decision, therapists must consider many factors. Are you using the best decision-making process when examining a patient with imbalance? A short list of what will be covered in this advanced level course includes clinical decision-making for an imbalance examination, including factors such as: diagnosis, prognosis, personality and effect (low self efficacy, depression, agitation), cognitive impairment, reimbursement, fear of falling, and many more, Listen-in and learn how to choose the most optimal screening tools and tests for each patient!
Course created on September 26, 2018
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
- Identify the difference in and indications for using screening measures of fall risk and tests of imbalance
- Name the six balance systems and mechanisms to evaluate each for optimal treatment prescription
- Identify how and when to use balance examinations as a motivational tool.
- Correctly identify which balance tests can be modified from a standard set of instructions including the process to follow
|0-10 Minutes||The difference between a balance test and a screen and the indication for each|
|10-40 Minutes||The systems of balance contributions, functional correlates, and related examination|
|40-65 Minutes||How to use the balance examination to benefit your authorizations/advocacy, program development, and patient engagement|
|65-85 Minutes||Evidence-based balance examination for the frail elderly and high-level elderly, as well as concussed athlete|
|85-100 Minutes||Modification of balance examinations for unique circumstances: populations, precautions, and settings|
|100-110 Minutes||Practical applications: case studies|
|110-120 Minutes||Conclusions and questions|
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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