Full Course Description

Visual Rehabilitation for Adults: Strategies to Improve Overall Function and Reduce Fall Risk

When your patient has vision deficits, even your most tried-and-true therapy protocols can quickly go off the rails, dramatically limiting your effectiveness and halting progress in a variety of frustrating ways:

  • Poor performance of tasks/exercises
  • Frequent falls
  • Avoidance of ADLs
  • Increased functional dependence
  • Noncompliance with home programs
  • Reading/communication problems
  • Limited hand-eye coordination
  • Gait and posture dysfunction

Here’s the good news. Vision deficits don’t have to limit you or your patients ever again. You’ll learn a powerful framework for vision rehabilitation that has helped countless therapists and their patients overcome these challenges.

Whether your patients are adults with diabetic retinopathy or stroke survivors with vision perception problems, you’ll transform your practice with innovative interventions that accelerate progress for outcomes that will earn you referrals.

Program Information


  1. Investigate current research supporting the role of vision in function and falls in the adult population.
  2. Assess the need for up-to-date eye exams and the best doctors to provide those examinations.
  3. Articulate the basic anatomy and physiology of the visual system and the changes that may occur with age.
  4. Assess the adult visual system and document appropriately.
  5. Develop a treatment plan to improve visual skills.
  6. Evaluate common visual diagnosis found in the adult patient.
  7. Differentiate between neglect and visual field cuts in neurological patients.


How Vision Deficits Create Unseen Therapy Roadblocks with…

  • Neurological disorders
    • Stroke
    • TBI
    • Parkinson’s
  • Balance, posture and gait
  • ADLs
  • Reading, communication and cognition
  • Driving
Spot Vision Deficits Early to Avoid Progress Plateaus
  • Vision anatomy and its impact on function
  • Understanding your patient’s vision complaints and history
  • Comprehensive vision assessment, step-bystep
  • Questions to ask when a patient is “legally blind” to get useful information about their vision
  • Adapt and improve therapy using assessment findings
Game-Changing Vision Rehab Interventions
  • Practice proven techniques you can use immediately to:
    • Increase safety during ambulation and transfers
    • Reduce falls
    • Reduce dizziness and motion sensitivity
    • Improve posture and gait
    • Improve compliance with home exercise
    • programs and prescriptions
    • Improve performance of ADLs
    • Improve reading and communication
    • Increase functional independence
    • Improve depth perception
    • Eliminate double vision
    • Improve peripheral awareness
    • Expand visual fields
Combine Multiple Approaches More Effectively for Better Outcomes
  • Integrate visual, vestibular and proprioception to improve results
  • Combine conventional treatment with ocular motor components
Design Advanced, Innovative Plans for Care for Your Adult Patients
  • Practice effective strategies for resolving functional deficits caused by:
  • Double vision
  • Visual field cuts
  • Poor spatial awareness
Case Studies: Put Knowledge to Practice
  • Case study 1: The question to ask to get to visual causes of dysfunction
  • Case Study 2: The role of vision history in current functional ability
  • Case Study 3: Recognize the multiple complaints that indicate a faulty visual system
Maximize Your Reimbursement
  • Coding and billing updates for vision rehabilitation
  • Justify therapy with the right progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech and Language Pathologists

Copyright : 06/04/2022

2-Day Vision Therapy Intensive Training Course: Upgrade Your Skills & Boost Referrals with Today’s Best Practices

Whether your patients’ goals are to return to work, play with their grandkids, or travel the world, your hard work helps them progress toward their functional goals.

But when vision problems distort your patient’s world, it can feel like you’re working twice as much for half the progress. Falls, mobility deficits, isolation, and dependence on others can lead to serious, costly setbacks. And problems performing exercises and activities often result in avoidance over time, severely limiting functional outcomes.

It doesn’t have to be this hard.

Learn the latest vision therapy techniques in this seminar, and discover a powerful intervention framework that has helped countless therapists and their patients overcome these exact same issues for years. Whether your patients are adults with head injuries or stroke survivors with visual perception problems, you’ll transform your practice with innovative interventions that help patients adapt to visual impairments, take charge of their recovery, and resume functional activities they might have otherwise abandoned.

Purchase now, and discover new ways to accelerate progress for outcomes that will earn you referrals.

Program Information


  1. Determine the latest advances in vision therapy.
  2. Develop a comprehensive assessment framework, identifying the root causes of vision impairments and related functional deficits.
  3. Investigate how vision integrates with cognition for higher level tasks.
  4. Demonstrate the most effective interventions available for managing vision impairments, restoring function, and improving safety.
  5. Determine which treatment techniques will benefit your patient.
  6. Demonstrate how to progress the difficulty and integrate functional tasks.
  7. Appraise interdisciplinary strategies that combine multiple interventions for better outcomes.
  8. Evaluate real-world applications for common diagnoses and conditions.
  9. Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.
  10. Create appropriate functional goals and progress measures.
  11. Create cost-effective tools for vision therapy.
  12. Assess the keys to developing a successful vision therapy program.



  • Current concepts in visual rehabilitation
  • Practical applications of the latest research
  • Today’s top tech
    • Bioness BITS
    • Dynavision
    • Innovative apps
  • Discover a comprehensive framework for evaluating symptoms, including:
    • Mobility, gait, and posture problems
    • Falls, dizziness, and balance issues
    • Poor coordination/executive function
    • Ocular-motor deficits
    • Visual processing deficits
    • Post trauma vision syndrome
    • Cranial nerve palsies
    • Blurred or double vision
    • Photophobia
    • Difficulty maintaining visual attention to task
    • Limited depth perception
    • Poor compensation for field cut
    • Motion sensitivity
  • Innovative interventions you can use immediately to:
    • Prevent falls, dizziness, and motion sensitivity
    • Address mobility, posture, and gait problems
    • Improve near/far focusing for reading, written communication, and close work
    • Promote visual motor coordination and visual processing
    • Restore functional independence, self-care, and performance of ADLs
    • Boost scanning skills for locating objects
    • Increase attention to neglected side
    • Expand visual fields and compensate for field cuts
    • Enhance depth perception and peripheral awareness
    • Reduce headaches, eye strain, and double vision
    • Decrease agitation and photophobia
  • Synergistic strategies for effectively integrating:
    • Functional compensation strategies
    • Ocular motor drills
    • Spot patching
    • Prism adaptation
    • Visual accommodations
    • Visual field scanning
    • Binocular vision exercises
  • Neurological impairments
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Brain tumor
    • Parkinson’s
  • Low vision
    • Vision loss and blindness
    • Macular degeneration
    • Glaucoma
    • Contrast sensitivity
  • Visual hallucinations
    • Charles Bonnet syndrome
  • Case scenario: Correctly identify the root cause of impairment
  • Case scenario: Problem solve a complex vision impairment and develop an effective treatment plan
  • Case scenario: Identify vision impairments that can cause behavioral problems
  • Case scenario: Revise a standard plan of care for a stroke survivor
  • Case scenario: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
  • Core components of an effective vision therapy program
  • Cost effective tools to use during initial setup
  • Moderate expense and capital budget items to add to your program
  • Keys to generating vision therapy referrals
  • Coding and billing updates for vision therapy
  • Justify therapy with the right goals and progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners

Copyright : 04/11/2022