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Building Better Balance

Great Lake Seminars

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   16
Registration Fee:   $575

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:
  • Correctly perform 12 relevant manual therapy techniques which may imporve postural control or address impairments associated with balance dysfunction.
  • Verbally identify signs and symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
  • Correctly perform the Dix Hallpike test and the Canlith Repositioning Maneuver to address posterior/anterior semicircular canal dysfunction.
  • Correctly perform the Supine-Roll test and the Appiani Treatment to address horizontal semicircular canal dysfunction.
  • Correctly perform five tai chi forms or exercises.
  • Correctly perform at least 20 exercises which may promote the development of strength, power, flexibility, and balance.
  • Develop a comprehensive balance rehabilitation regimen.

    Confirmation Notes
    This course has been submitted for 16 continuing education hours. Approval amounts may vary per state. Certificates of attendance with the number of course hours will be given to each participant at the completion of the course.

    7:30am Continental Breakfast, Pre-Test 8:00am Lecture: Postural control overview, anatomy and physiology of balance systems 8:30am Lecture: Overview of myofascial release, joint mobilizations, muscle energy, and taping techniques 10:45am Lecture: BPPV 11:30am Lab: Muscle strength / power training, Tai-Chi 12:00pm Lunch (on your own) 1:00pm Lab: BPPV treatment and nystagmus overview (oculomotor exam, Hallpike-Dix, Canalith Repositioning Maneuver, Supine Roll Test, Appiani Treatment 2:00pm Lab: Joint mobilization (AA, OA, rib cage) 3:15pm Lab: Lower extremity joint mobilization - Hip (extension / neutral) 3:45pm Lab: Lower extremity joint mobilization - Knee (patellofemoral joint, tibiofemoral joint) 4:30pm Lab: Review and speed mobilization 5:00pm Lab: Review of Evidence-Based Literature 5:00pm Adjourn

    7:30am Continental Breakfast 8:00am Lab: Review and speed mobilizations (suboccipital group, trunk - anterior cervical/thorax) 9:30am Lab: Lower extremity joint mobilization (ankle - distal tibiofibular joint, talocrural joint) 10:00am Lab: MFR (pectoralis major, knee - articularis genu, lower leg - gastrocnemius and soleus 11:30am Lab: Tai Chi 12:00pm Lunch (on your own) 1:00pm Lab: Tai Chi sequence / group instruction 2:00pm Lab: Balance basics 2:30pm Lab: Strength / Power Training 4:15pm Lab: Case presentation 4:30pm Lab: Question/answer session, post test, course evaluation 5:00pm Adjourn

    This course is a practical and evidence-based approach to balance dysfunction for the adult population. Course material will include an overview of how the sensory systems (somatosensory, vestibular, visual and auditory) and contributing elements of the central nervous system relate to balance dysfunction. Clinicians will develop an understanding of the way sensory input is coordinated and implemented to achieve and maintain postural control. This class will allow participants to utilize relevant information from each system to apply effective manual therapy techniques and choose relevant therapeutic exercise to create a comprehensive balance training program for their patients.

    Dates and Locations
    Register Address:   Portland Oregon
    Dates:   11-07-2020 - 11-08-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM

    Register Address:   Philadelphia Pennsylvania
    Dates:   12-05-2020 - 12-06-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM