This two-day course provides participants with skills and strategies to address the complex problems of balance dysfunction and falls in geriatric and neurologic clients. Participants will further develop their skills in identifying individuals at risk for falls and using clinical examination to identify key components causing balance dysfunction and develop interventions. Utilization of functional outcome measures as a tool for creating effective balance and fall prevention programs will be emphasized. Evidence-based treatment strategies provide participants with a variety of skills to address different aspects of balance dysfunction across functional levels. Assessment procedures and treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time and case studies to allow for integration of the material.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Jun 21, 2019 – Jun 22, 2019

    Lake Charles, LA 70605

    PRIVATE COURSE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

  • Aug 10, 2019 – Aug 11, 2019

    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

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    South Shore Hospital
    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

    South Shore Hospital
    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18
    South Weymouth, MA 02190
    Emerson Conference Room "A"
    Tel: 781-340-8000

    Map and Driving Directions:
    Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

    South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.
    Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From North
    Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From Logan Airport
    Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From West
    Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From South
    Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Area Accommodations
    Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
    929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
    (2.9 miles away)

    Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
    850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
    (3.0 miles away)

    Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
    50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
    (5.0 miles away)

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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hourswill be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATC & Assistants.

BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P‐2563

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Audience

This course is intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

Objectives

  • Identify factors that contribute to balance dysfunction and falls
  • Use  comprehensive examination strategies to assess the multiple dimensions of balance, mobility, and fall risk
  • Identify appropriate standardized balance, mobility and fall risk assessment measures based on client functional level
  • Identify effective treatments to improve balance and mobility and reduce fall risk
  • Develop a comprehensive balance training and fall risk reduction program for clients with balance dysfunction

Participants Comments

  • “Very good instructor! Very knowledgeable / apparent that she enjoys her work”
  • “Great course. I can use this information for several pt populations”
  • “Offered techniques I can use day one (tomorrow) in the clinic”
  • “Dr. Schrodt was very knowledgeable and kept my attention. Well presented and informative.”
  • "I have been a PT for 30 years and have never given an instructor such high evaluation scores as this one"

Schedule

  • Day 1

    8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:30 Balance Dysfunction and Falls: Identifying Risk Factors
    9:30 Clinical Practice Guidelines, Professional Guidance Statements and Initiatives
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Screening & Assessment Clinical Practice Guidelines
    Toolkits and Resources for Easy Implementation
    11:15 Multi-factorial Assessment for Guiding Treatment

    12:00 LUNCH - ON YOUR OWN
    1:00 Special Considerations for Common Neurologic Conditions
    1:30 Using the Examination to Guide Intervention and Progression
    2:00 Demonstration and Lab: Sitting Balance: Examination and Treatment Strategies
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 Demonstration and Lab: Balance During Transitions and Basic Mobility: Functional Assessment Measures and Treatment Strategies

    4:15 Demonstration and Lab: Examination and Treatment Strategies
    5:30 Questions & Answers, Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Progressive Standing Stability and Mobility: Functional Assessment Measures

    9:45 BREAK
    10:00 Progressive Standing Stability and Mobility: Functional Assessment Measures (con’t):
    Demonstration and Lab
    11:30 Progressive Standing Stability and Mobility: Treatment Strategies
    Demonstration and Lab
    12:00 LUNCH - ON YOUR OWN
    1:00 Progressive Standing Stability and Mobility: Treatment Strategies (con’t)
    Demonstration and Lab
    2:30 Stepping and Reactive Balance Strategy Training
    Demonstration and Lab
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 Interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Interventions: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Best Practice
    3:45 Integrating Clinical and Community-Based Services to Improve Balance and Prevent Falls
    5:00 Questions & Answers, Adjourn

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.