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Digital Seminar

Rehabilitating Geriatric Balance with Evidence-Based Techniques


Faculty:
Theresa A. Schmidt
Duration:
5 Hours 37 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Mar 21, 2014
Product Code:
POS020180
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

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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Faculty

Theresa A. Schmidt Related seminars and products: 4

DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, DD,


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.

Speaker Disclosures:

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.

 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Outline

Neuromuscular and Medical Challenges of Aging

  • Medications
  • Medical conditions
  • Degenerative processes

Examination: Screening for Balance

Balance Tests

  • Vertebral Artery
  • Timed Up and Go (TUG)
  • Unilateral Stance
  • 5 Times Sit to Stand (5TSS)
  • Step Test
  • Functional Reach
  • Berg Balance Scale Lab
  • Falls Efficacy Scale
  • Falls Risk Self-assessment
  • Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale
  • Besttest
  • MiniBestest
  • Brief Bestest Lab

Gait Tests

  • Timed Up and Go
  • 6 Minute Walk Test
  • Figure 8
  • Modified Gate Efficacy Scale
  • Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment
  • Gait Abnormality Rating Scale
  • Dynamic Gait Index Lab
  • Star and Y Balance Tests
  • Other balance tests

Interventions to Promote Balance and Prevent Falls

Balance Rehab

  • Fall reduction education 
  • Therapeutic neuromuscular and functional exercise​
  • Otago
  • LIFE
  • Tai Chi
  • Wii
  • Other balance programs

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

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Rehabilitation Managers
  • Assisted Living Staff
  • Long-Term Care Staff
  • Nurse Managers
  • Nurses

Objectives

  1. Describe the physiological components of balance and the effect of aging on stability
  2. Produce examples of balance strategies used to correct deviation of the center of gravity from the base of support and how these strategies are altered by aging
  3. Perform current, evidence-based balance tests to determine fall risk
  4. Discuss current evidence for exercise and functional activity interventions to reduce the risk of falls
  5. Outline G-codes to use in conjunction with balance rehabilitation
  6. Review the research on balance examinations and interventions for reducing falls

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