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.

Course Dates & Locations

    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, & Assistants.

    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


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

    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.


    • 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"


    • 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.