Update your Care Plan: Balance Rehab


 

Update your Care Plan: Balance Rehab

Falls and losses of balance in the elderly, home dwelling population are a major cause of cost and concern for clients and clinicians that work in the home. Many clinicians find themselves providing the same types of intervention year after year, with no time to review current best practice literature or to think of and develop home exercise programs and safety strategies to provide to their patients.

This 3.5 hour seminar focuses on evidence-based and current research being performed with the elderly population in the realm of balance rehabilitation at home. We have adapted this information to then be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day.

Preventing falls and rehabilitating balance is an area that will continue to be crucial as the population ages and care-at-home takes priority for reimbursement.

What will you learn?
  • Identify the sensory and motor components that interact within our balance system
  • Differentiate between various internal and environmental causes of imbalance
  • Demonstrate appropriate patient assessments based on patient history and nature of balance impairment
  • Design an individualized home-based program based on assessment findings and identify when modification is needed
  • Identify compensatory strategies and when to implement
  • Appreciate a comprehensive review of current literature regarding balance rehabilitation and apply to chosen interventions

Schedule – Update your Care Plan: Balance Rehab

0:00:00- 0:10:00 – Introduction: Learning goals, outcomes of the class

0:10:00 – 0:35:00 – Mythbusters and Evidence Overview

0:35:00 – 0:55:00 – Balance System (Sensory Input/Motor Output)

0:55:00 -1:15:00 – Causes of Falls and Patient Assessment

1:15:00 – 2:10:00 – Comprehensive Review of Evidence-based Interventions and how to incorporate into the home

2:10:00 – 2:45:00- Compensatory Strategies & Community Resources

2:45:00 – 3:00:00- Conclusion and Looking ahead

 

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the sensory and motor components that interact within our balance system
  • Differentiate between various internal and environmental causes of imbalance
  • Demonstrate appropriate patient assessments based on patient history and nature of balance impairment
  • Design an individualized home-based program based on assessment findings and identify when modification is needed
  • Identify compensatory strategies and when to implement
  • Appreciate a comprehensive review of current literature regarding balance rehabilitation and apply to chosen interventions

What makes this course different?

Falls and losses of balance in the elderly, home dwelling population are a major cause of cost and concern for clients and clinicians that work in the home. Many clinicians find themselves providing the same types of intervention year after year, with no time to review current best practice literature or to develop home exercise programs and safety strategies to provide to their patients. This 3.5 hour seminar focuses on evidence-based and current research being performed with the elderly population in the realm of balance rehabilitation at home. This information is adapted to be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day!

ARC also provides thorough follow up post seminar, as it is our mission to provide practical education to the busy healthcare professional. An online support group that you will access after attending an ARC Seminar will give you support and continued education, as well as peer interaction and guidance for carrying out interventions and troubleshooting. ARC Consultants can also be reached for personal guidance and to make sure that your education is paying for itself.

Meet your presenter!

Ruth Polillo, MSPT, CBIS: Ruth graduated with a Master of Science in Physical therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005, and has gained experience in every setting a therapist can work in.  The majority of her career has been spent in acute inpatient rehab where she was able to find her passion for brain injury and neurological rehab as well as developing a special interest in Vestibular rehab.  She received the title of Certified Brain Injury Specialist from the American Brain Injury Association in 2013.  Ruth has been directly involved in initiation and development of specialized programs as both a staff therapist and in leadership roles.

 

Disclosures: Financial- Ruth is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Ruth has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

 

 

Who should attend?

  • Rehab Directors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

Testimonials and Photographs

 

…Praise for ‘Update Your Care Plan: Balance Rehab”…

Very Well Presented!- G.F., Occupational Therapist Great Course! Love the handouts!- K.R, Physical Therapist Very Well organised and concise. Good, practical ideas for treatment- V.P, Physical Therapist Very good and evidence-based review- Thank you!- Lisa B., Occupational Therapist

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation, or to seek support and assistance!

 

Relevant Disclosures:

Financial- Ruth is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Ruth has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

 

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains introductory content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, APP #000087. This course is offered for 0.35 AOTA CEUs.

 

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 3.5 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.