Flexibility, Bands and Balance Strategies for the Healthcare Professional, 8/24/2024

About the Course:
This course expounds on the evidenced-based research and intervention techniques with resistive bands, flexibility treatment, and balance strategies for the healthcare professional to improve all aspects of patient care. The hands-on treatment techniques and interventions discussed herein can be used immediately and in all clinical settings. The scientific basis and clinical research of resistive, sensorimotor, and stabilization training and progression for patients of all levels is reviewed. Effective documentation strategies for payor reimbursement are also reviewed. At the end of this course, the healthcare professional will be able to integrate stretch bands, resistive bands, and balance trainers into treatment strategies from pediatric to geriatric populations.

Course Objectives:
  1. Identify components of a functional exercise program
  2. Identify the biomechanical principles of elastic resistance by showing the relevance to patient positioning and utilization
  3. Identify what proper positioning of patient allows
  4. Identify treatment strategies utilizing resistive band for impairments of posture, joint mobility, ROM/muscle length, sensory/reflex integrity, motor function, balance/gait, muscular performance, function and aerobic capacity
  5. Identify sources of flexibility, Soft tissue mobility and interventions-skin, superficial fascia, muscle, deep fascia, Muscle Stretching, Joint Range of Motion, Bone and Cartilage
  6. Recognize the appropriate exercises using the stretch band and the indications for use of the stretch band
  7. Identify the 3 areas of proprioception and the clinical progression of balance and stabilization training
  8. Identify the levels of functional stability
  9. Identify what is included in a vicious cycle of instability
  10. Select the steps of sensorimotor training
  11. Identify progression for sensorimotor training
  12. Identify stages and importance of sensorimotor training and progression
  13. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of stabilization training
  14. Recognize how to document services delivered for evidenced-based results
About the Author:
Stacey Davis is the Director of Rehabilitation/Therapy Services at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia. She is a 1989 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta Georgia with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy. She has been an Occupational Therapist for 29 years and has worked in a variety of settings with proven abilities in development of cash based programs, continuing education course development, coach certified in Matter of Balance through the Agency of Aging, management and supervision of personnel and marketing of therapy services. Stacey is a certified instructor through the Theraband Academy as well as a certified Kineso Taping Practitioner. Stacey is a member of AOTA and GOTA being active and supportive since 1989. She demonstrates proven abilities with the development of continuing education courses for allied health professionals and has been a speaker since 2008.

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 Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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’