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Taking Balance to the Limits

GREAT Seminars and Books

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   20
Registration Fee:   $545

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the impact of falls on the senior population and identify the primary causes.
2. Recognize the peripheral and central vestibular system function and anatomical structures.
3. Thoroughly evaluate the Vestibulo/Ocular system and how it affects elderly with balance dysfunctions.
4. Identify causes of central and peripheral dizziness, recognize the different mechanisms of recovery and how to impact them with therapeutic intervention
5. Perform treatment interventions based on an understanding of BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) for the geriatric population.
6. Demonstrate a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach for postural control by understanding sensory and motor integration.
7. Create innovative treatment strategies that will effectively address postural control issues in the geriatric patient.
8. Compare functional tools for gait and balance disorders to achieve the desired outcomes.
9. Perform evaluations on patients with compromised somatosensory systems and apply appropriate treatment strategies with Anodyne Therapy and sensory integration training.
10. Plan an effective rehabilitation program, set measurable goals and use appropriate documentation for patients with balance impairments.

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.

Day 1
7:30 – 8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:45 Introduction: Impact of Balance Impairments on the Elderly Population and Identifying the Major Factors
8:45 – 10:15 Anatomy of the Peripheral and Central Vestibular System • Labyrinth • Central Connections • Oculomotor System (Central/Peripheral)
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Screening of the Vestibulo/Ocular System • Peripheral • Central
11:30 – 12:30 Common Causes of Peripheral and Central Dizziness and the Static Mechanism of Recovery
12:30 – 1:30 Working Lunch (on your own) Case Studies, Group Discussion
1:30 – 3:00 BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) • How to Evaluate • Treatment Techniques
3:00 – 4:15 BPPV Lab • Learn Alternative Treatment Positions Designed for the Elderly
4:15 – 4:30 Break
4:30 – 6:00 Vestibular Treatment Strategies: • Gaze Stabilization Progression • Habituation • Compensation
6:00 – 6:30 Questions and Answers

Day 2
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 Organization of Postural Control • Three Sensory Systems • Motor Components
9:30 – 10:30 Understanding Postural Control and Factors to Consider with Assessment • Strategies Presently Using • Causes of Inappropriate Strategies • Cognition
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:30 Postural Control: Learning Testing Tools and Creative Treatment Strategies • SOT • USLS • Theraband • Foam
12:30 – 1:30 Working Lunch (on your own) Case Studies, Group Discussion
1:30 – 2:45 How to Utilize Functional Tools to Assess Gait and Balance Disorders • DGI • FGA • Tinetti
2:45 – 4:00 Treatment Strategies for Somatosensory Defi cits • Peripheral Neuropathy • Anodyne Therapy
4:00 – 4;15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Developing & Progressing Treatment Strategies for Balance Impairments • Group Case Study • Individual Case Study
5:30 – 6:00 Documentation of Balance Disorders
6:00 – 6:30 Questions and Answers

Do you feel at times that you have designed and delivered the best gait and balance program and yet your patients still have some problems with their balance?
This course goes beyond all you have learned about the effects of speed, strength and range of motion limitations as causes for balance dysfunction. You will leave with an in depth knowledge and skill in the postural dyscontrol, somatosensation and vestibular arenas. The instructor has taught and treated extensively in this area with astounding results with her patients and clinicians. Her skills in this area are unparralled. Take home innovative useable evaluation and treatment techniques that will dramatically change your practice. You and your patients deserve to receive this cutting edge information.

Quote from Dr. Carole Lewis

“ I have had the distinct pleasure of watching Ms. Barber work and she is a master clinician and outstanding lecturer. There is not a dull or empty moment when she is discussing and demonstrating her favorite topic of balance impairments.”

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Cherry Hill New Jersey
Dates:   10-07-2023 - 10-08-2023, 7:30AM 6:30PM Eastern

Register Address:   Fort Lauderdale Florida
Dates:   10-21-2023 - 10-22-2023, 7:30AM 6:30PM Eastern