A Balanced Approach to Fall Prevention
Falls are the leading cause of injury death and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma among older adults. Although prevalent, providers often discover balance deterioration in its aftermath, learning to recognize and treat balance disorders from piecemeal lessons learned the hard way. The rapidly expanding healthcare needs of America’s booming geriatric population, combined with strict reporting requirements for Medicare reimbursement effected in 2013, demand that healthcare professionals learn to assess functional measures correctly and, more importantly, prevent falls before they happen.
Learn evidence-based balance examination and rehabilitation techniques with hands-on practice in this comprehensive recording. Explore the epidemiology of falls and review current evidence that indicates the effectiveness of the interventions presented, with recommendations for designing programs to achieve functional outcomes for balance rehabilitation. Finally, review basic G-codes to use for maximum reimbursement as you expand your practice with an aging population that relies heavily on Medicare. Step confidently from this recording with balance assessment and rehabilitation strategies that can be put into practice immediately for measurable objective results while protecting your bottom line.
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|Manual - Rehabilitating Geriatric Balance with Evidence-Based Techniques (3.2 MB)||94 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, DD, is the founder of Educise Resources, Inc., a professional continuing education and health enhancement company. Dr. Schmidt is the president of Flex Physical Therapy in Long Island, New York. She is Board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS since 1994.
Dr. Schmidt graduated Long Island University's Masters Program in Physical Therapy with Highest Honors. She served as Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and faculty of the Masters Program at Touro College Physical Therapy Programs in New York, New York; at Nassau Community College; and CUNY Queens College. She completed extensive studies in Orthopedic manual therapies including MFR, Craniosacral Therapy, Muscle Energy, Counterstrain, Joint Mobilization, high velocity thrust, visceral manipulation, acupressure Amma therapy, and therapeutic touch.
Dr. Schmidt received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of New England and has been board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS since 1994. She has presented in over 200 cities across the US for NYAPTA, AMTA/NY, AOTA/IA, IDEA, ACE, New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research, Council of Licensed Physiotherapists, and private hospitals and clinics.
Financial: Theresa Schmidt maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Theresa Schmidt has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Neuromuscular and Medical Challenges of Aging
Examination: Screening for Balance
Interventions to Promote Balance and Prevent Falls
Active Balance Clinic (ABC) Program
Evidence-Based Outcomes, Reliability, and Validity Studies on
Balance Tools and Interventions
Effect of Interventions on Fall Reduction, Rates, and Risk
Documentation Recommendations, G-codes
American Geriatric Society Panel Recommendations
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