Evidence-Based Balance Rehabilitation and Fall Prevention

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About the Course
This course is intended for physical therapy, occupational therapy and athletic training practitioners who address balance impairments and work to reduce falls in their patients and communities.  This course defines balance and its components, describes how the various balance issues fall into these component categories and categorizes these impairments accordingly.  It will outline how to assess balance and interpret the many varied assessment tools available.  Taking this information, clinicians will see how to systematically approach balance rehabilitation, including how to prioritize needs, account for patient background and resources, and work towards long term falls reduction.  Finally, this course discusses current guidelines for community level fall prevention strategies and how therapists can be more involved with this process. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Differentiate the complex components of balance, including perceptual, processing and motor contributions, that are needed to participate in daily and occupational activities.
  • Classify balance impairments based on deficits in perceptual, processing, and motor skills.
  • Categorize and assess patients objectively by understanding what each evaluation tool reveals about the system and components of balance.
  • Utilize assessment findings and current evidence to develop effective interventions for specific balance deficits, leading to improve patient outcomes and functional performance
     
     

About the Author/Presenter
Geoff Mosley, PT, DPT, is a board-certified specialist in neurological physical therapy. Geoff graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s in Health Science. He then received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 2023. Geoff received his neurological board certification from American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2001. In 2003, he became certified in Herdman vestibular rehabilitation.

 

How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 6-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.
 

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
 

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (Provider #9118). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.