Seminar Building Better Balance And Preventing Falls Seminar

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This two-day course provides participants with skills and strategies to address the complex problems of balance dysfunction and falls in geriatric and neurologic clients.

Course Description


This two-day course provides participants with skills and strategies to address the complex problems of balance dysfunction and falls in geriatric and neurologic clients.

Participants will further develop their skills in identifying individuals at risk for falls and conducting a comprehensive evaluation to guide intervention. Evaluation skills based on key risk factors for balance dysfunction and objective outcomes will be emphasized. Evidence-based and best practice intervention strategies provide participants with a variety of skills to address different aspects of balance dysfunction. The course will also focus on utilization of standardized assessment measures and intervention strategies across client functional levels. Evaluation procedures and intervention techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time and case studies allowing for immediate integration of the material.

Objectives

  • Identify factors that contribute to balance dysfunction and falls
  • Use comprehensive examination strategies to assess the multiple dimensions of balance, mobility, and fall risk
  • Identify appropriate standardized balance, mobility and fall risk assessment measures based on client functional level
  • Identify effective treatments to improve balance and mobility and reduce fall risk
  • Develop a comprehensive balance training and fall risk reduction program for clients with balance dysfunction

Agenda

Day 1

8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 Balance Dysfunction and Falls: Identifying Risk Factors
9:30 Clinical Practice Guidelines, Professional Guidance Statements and Initiatives
10:00 BREAK
10:15 Screening & Assessment Clinical Practice Guidelines
Toolkits and Resources for Easy Implementation
11:15 Multi-factorial Assessment for Guiding Treatment

12:00 LUNCH - ON YOUR OWN
1:00 Special Considerations for Common Neurologic Conditions
1:30 Using the Examination to Guide Intervention and Progression
2:00 Demonstration and Lab: Sitting Balance: Examination and Treatment Strategies 
3:00 BREAK
3:15 Demonstration and Lab: Balance During Transitions and Basic Mobility: Functional Assessment Measures and Treatment Strategies 

4:15 Demonstration and Lab: Examination and Treatment Strategies
5:30 Questions & Answers, Adjourn

Day 2

8:00 Progressive Standing Stability and Mobility: Functional Assessment Measures

9:45 BREAK
10:00 Progressive Standing Stability and Mobility: Functional Assessment Measures (con’t):  
Demonstration and Lab
11:30 Progressive Standing Stability and Mobility: Treatment Strategies
Demonstration and Lab
12:00 LUNCH - ON YOUR OWN
1:00 Progressive Standing Stability and Mobility: Treatment Strategies (con’t)
Demonstration and Lab
2:30 Stepping and Reactive Balance Strategy Training
Demonstration and Lab
3:00 BREAK
3:15 Interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Interventions: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Best Practice
3:45  Integrating Clinical and Community-Based Services to Improve Balance and Prevent Falls
5:00 Questions & Answers, Adjourn

Faculty

LORI A. SCHRODT, PT, M.S., PhD is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University (WCU) where she teaches geriatric and neuromuscular physical therapy content. Additionally she is lead physical therapist of the WCU Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic. Lori brings 25 years of clinical experience having earned a BS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College and her MS and PhD in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also completed a doctoral fellowship through the UNC Institute on Aging. The focus of her clinical practice and research interests involve both neurological disorders and community-based balance and fall prevention programs and issues related to healthy aging. She also serves as a content expert for several regional and statewide fall risk screening and prevention programs. Lori is a member of the North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition, the Western North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition, the Academies of Geriatric and Neurologic Physical Therapy of the APTA, and currently serves as Chair of the Health Promotion and Wellness SIG of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She was the recipient of the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association– 2012 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award and is a current Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Scholar. She is a clinician, researcher and educator, and considered to be one of the leading therapists in the fields of balance and fall prevention in the United States.

Participants Comments

"Very good instructor! Very knowledgeable / apparent that she enjoys her work"

"Great course. I can use this information for several pt populations"

"Offered techniques I can use day one (tomorrow) in the clinic"

"Dr. Schrodt was very knowledgeable and kept my attention. Well presented and informative."

"I have been a PT for 30 years and have never given an instructor such high evaluation scores as this one"

Audience

This is an introductory level workshop for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours (17 in FL) will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs AND Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maxi‐ mum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Cancellation Policy

POLICY: Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants non‐refundable airfare, accommodations or fees.

 

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Summary

This two-day course provides participants with skills and strategies to address the complex problems of balance dysfunction and falls in geriatric and neurologic clients.

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Who Should Attend

This is an introductory level course designed for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Certified Athletic Trainers.

 
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Dates and Locations

Dallas, TX
6/6/2020 - 6/7/2020
Tuition: $545

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