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Safe Steps: Making Gait and Balance Assessment and Treatment Worth It

GREAT Seminars and Books


Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   20
Registration Fee:   $495


Objectives
Upon Completion of this Seminar, Participants will be able to:
1. Describe normal and pathological changes in gait and balance.
2. List functional changes common to the older person.
3. Define gait characteristics and incorporate these into documentation.
4. Thoroughly evaluate a patient with gait problems utilizing several different functional assessment tools and develop effective treatment goals.
5. Thoroughly evaluate a patient with balance difficulties utilizing several different balance assessment tools and develop effective treatment goals.
6. Identify risk factors, gait impairments, and gait deviations and develop specific approaches to assess gait in the older patient based on a variety of tools.
7. Create innovative screening and treatment programs for balance and gait deficits commonly seen in the older person.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and other Rehab Professionals

Confirmation Notes
A confirmation letter will be sent at least 1 month prior to the course with local hotels and information upon receipt of your registration form and fee. If you do not receive confirmation 2 weeks prior to class, please call to verify your registration.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.
COURSE CANCELLATION: GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks prior to the seminar date. In the event of cancellation of a course only the tuition fee will be refunded in full. GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, lodging, or other related costs.
EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: All courses are approved for 20 CEUs. A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (2.0 or 20 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar.
For the latest in CEU approvals, please check the GREAT Seminars web site here.
Your tuition is tax deductible. All expenses of Continuing Education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) taken to maintain or improve professional skills are tax deductible according to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 Couglin vs. Commissioner, 203 F2d 307

Description
The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with the most up-to-date information on gait and balance assessment and treatment for the geriatric patient. The major changes commonly seen in the elderly, that can contribute to problems in the area of gait and balance and the subsequent loss of independence, will be covered. The seminar format is lecture with demonstration that explores evaluation tools, techniques to objectively measure functional mobility tasks, and treatment protocols designed for older adults. Using a case study format, participants will become familiar with numerous assessment tools to assess gait and balance in patients with a variety of diagnoses. Evidence based treatment strategies and protocols will be covered along with the advantages and disadvantages. The extensive handout, which contains current medical references, will provide detailed evaluation forms, outcome measures, suggested protocols and sample home exercises.

“ Dr. Wall made the 2 days fun. I would recommend this course.”

“ Dr. Wall is an excellent and entertaining speaker.”

“ Very Informative.”

“ Great handout with lots of useful information and balance tools.”

“ Very enjoyable and useful.”


Dates and Locations
 
Register Address:   Savannah Georgia
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Dates:   10-14-2017 - 10-15-2017, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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