Tilted off Axis: Managing Issues with Verticality, 1/10/2024


About the Course:
Participants will, by the end of this course, understand and identify the varying impairments of verticality including retropulsion, lateropulsion, and contraversive pushing behavior, and be able to implement effective, evidence-based intervention strategies to improve the functional outcomes of their clients.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the 2 sources of verticality perception
  • Identify at least 1 anatomical structure responsible for each source
  • Describe the 3 most common forms of verticality dysfunction and potential causes
  • Compare and contrast at least 3 different assessments for lateropulsion
  • Identify at least one assessment for retropulsion
  • Describe elements of functional assessment
  • Describe typical prognosis for those who push
  • Describe the 4 components of intervention
  • Understand the current evidence for outcomes with intervention

About the Author:
Geoff Mosely has been a physical therapist in the neuro-rehabilitation setting since 1997, when he graduated from the University of Missouri— Columbia.  He has been involved with both direct patient care and administration in an adult inpatient rehabilitation setting.  He attained his specialty board certification in neurologic physical therapy (NCS) in 2001, and was recertified in 2011.  In the past he has also received certification in vestibular rehabilitation from Emory University in 2003, and as an Assistive Technology Provider (ATP) in 2007.  He has been adjunct faculty at the Missouri State University and has been invited multiple times to guest lecture and instruct at both Southwest Baptist University and at his alma mater.  He has participated in multiple research studies, including a study recently published on the administration of the Functional Gait Assessment.  He has authored numerous continuing education seminars, and has been a guest speaker at meetings, seminars, and conferences on both the regional and national level. 

How to Receive Credit  

  • View the entire recording which requires a 3-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
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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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