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Treating Falls and Balance Problems

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   13
Registration Fee:   $435

At the conclusion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • Describe normal and pathological changes in the neurological system of an older person.
  • Recognize neurosensory, movement and balance disorders that lead to problems with mobility, coordination, gait, balance and safety.
  • Evaluate a Parkinson's patient utilizing multiple physical and functional assessment tools.
  • Design an effective treatment program for a Parkinsons patient with innovative treatment strategies.
  • Compare and contrast various methods of evaluating stroke patients for specific outcomes.
  • Develop an effective rehabilitation program for an elderly individual following stroke.
  • Evaluate the unique neurological manifestations seen in Alzheimers patients.
  • Design an effective treatment program for an Alzheimers patient using unique treatment strategies.
  • Identify tone changes specific to Parkinsons Stroke and Alzheimers patients.
  • Develop specific approaches to assess and intervene with balance and falls in the older person using a variety of screening and evaluative tools and innovative interventions including environmental design.

  • Target Audience
    PT, OT

    Confirmation Notes
    CEU INFORMATION: Education Resources applies for continuing education approval, when available, in the state where the course is being presented and sometimes in neighboring states. Education Resources is also an approved provider in many states. Please visit our website for more detailed information or call: 800 487 6530 Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT professional development provider SUGGESTED READING: Bottomley JM, Lewis CB. Geriatric Rehabilitation: A Clinical Approach 2nd Edition. Saddle Back, NJ: Prentice Hall Publishers. 2003. Book may be purchased on the registration form and will be delivered to you at the conference.

    DAY ONE: 8:00-8:30 Registration/Refreshments 8:30-10:30 Comparing and Contrasting Normal Aging Changes and Pathological Manifestations in the Neurosensory and Neuromuscular Systems 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:30 Evaluating and Treating Parkinson’s Disease in the Older Adult 12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own) 1:30-3:00 Evaluating and Treating Cerebral Vascular Accidents in the Older Adult 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-4:30 Continued - Evaluating and Treating Cerebral Vascular Accidents in the Older Adult DAY TWO: 7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00-10:00 Alzheimers Disease: Assessment and Unique Treatment Approaches 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-12:30 Physical and Functional Assessment of Neurologic Problems, Gait, Balance and Falls 12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own) 1:30-2:45 Innovative Treatment Strategies and Interventions: Addressing Gait and Balance Problems in the Elderly 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-4:00 Safety and Fall Prevention: Neurosensory Considerations in Environment Design, Risk Management and Least Restraint Approaches to Care

    This two day seminar focuses on neurological treatment considerations in an aging population. The changes associated with aging that affect the neurosensory system and result in problems with coordination, mobility, proprioception and kinesthesia, balance and falls, weakness and pain will be presented. Pathological manifestations of the neurological system will be discussed. An evaluative model for looking at neurological dysfunction from a complex medical perspective will be addressed. The major pathologies that will be highlighted include Parkinson's disease, Cerebral Vascular Accident and the neurological manifestations of Alzheimer's disease. A focus on balance and falls, evaluation of numerous causes of dizziness and physical changes that increase the risk of falling and treatment interventions aimed at decreasing the incidence of falls will also be included. The course format is lecture with slides and video demonstrations. The session will explore evaluation tools and treatment protocols most appropriate for older persons. Evidence-based information on neurological assessment and treatment of older clients with Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, balance and gait disorders, neurosensory pathologies and pain problems will be provided.

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