Not Found
DVD

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


Faculty:
Robert Constantine, OTR/L
Duration:
Approx. 6 Hours
Copyright:
Jun 04, 2022
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV065132
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar | Live Webinar


Description

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.

Credits


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.



Faculty

Robert Constantine, OTR/L's Profile

Robert Constantine, OTR/L Related seminars and products


Robert Constantine, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of visual and neurological rehabilitation. Mr. Constantine is employed by the Pearl Nelson Child Development Center, where he focuses on the treatment of eye movement disorders in neurotypical and special needs children. Mr. Constantine’s passion leads him to intensive studying of the visual system and continuous searches for new ways to improve patient outcomes.

He is a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, a unique interdisciplinary organization that brings together the tools of optometry, occupational and physical therapy to improve outcomes for patients with neurological diagnoses. In addition, he is the only occupational therapist to be a member of the High Performance Vision Associates, an elite group of sports vision optometrists. As such, Mr. Constantine has participated in sports vision screenings at IMG Academy, Hendricks Motorsports, and on the LPGA tour. He has also developed and marketed drag-racing specific glasses that have been successful in NHRA Sportsman drag racing, as well as having worked with elite NHRA racers, golfers, and sporting clays champions.

 

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Robert Constantine has employment relationships with Kindred at Home and Pearl Nelson Child Development Center. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Robert Constantine has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Questions?

Visit our FAQ page at www.pesi.com/faq or contact us at www.pesi.com/info


Objectives

  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.

Outline

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

Reviews

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

PESI Mobile App

Access CE trainings on your phone or tablet through our free mobile app. Choose video or audio-only versions of live webcasts and online courses from the world’s best instructors, and complete your CE requirements anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.

https://ce21.blob.core.windows.net/images/android.png     https://ce21.blob.core.windows.net/images/iphone.png

Please wait ...

Back to Top