Engaging, hands-on labs will teach participants screening tools, balance/ocularmotor testing, vestibular screening, progressive balance exercises and safe falling techniques to minimize the risk of injury. Home modifications, specific setting variations to techniques and cheap treatment equipment will be discussed.
Treating Balance and Preventing Falls in Neuro, Vestibular, Geriatric and Medically Complex ClientsKim Fox
- CEU DETAILS
This course is highly informative and will get you thinking about balance in a whole new light to make balance training effective and fun for you and your patients! You will learn how to isolate balance deficits in processing and motor output, screen for basic vestibular involvement, including BPPV, objectively identify fall risk, implement modifications to reduce fall risk, discover your creative side to developing effective treatment strategies, tailor exercises to meet the needs of your patients physical abilities in any setting and understand how to teach safe falling techniques, to name a few. You will also learn about frequently missed components to a successful treatment program.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss balance processing and strategies of recovery.
- Analyze new treatment techniques and how to create new exercises to isolate and challenge all sensory systems, all 4 balance reactions as well as reaction time.
- Identify and reduce fall risk.
- Design safe falling techniques to minimize the risk of an injury.
Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT, began her career in the United States Air Force having served both active duty and reservists. She completed her Masters of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, with special recognition for neurology and research, and received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Dr. Fox successfully completed the competency based vestibular course through Emory University and additionally holds several advanced vestibular coursework certificates from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fox has opened therapy clinics and currently owns Western Carolina Physical Therapy, and The Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center, specializing exclusively in the diagnostics and treatment of balance and vestibular disorders, bringing together a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Fox is on the editorial review board for the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), is a published author for VEDA, implemented VestibularJobs.com in partnership with VEDA, is a member of the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition and teaches a variety of balance and vestibular courses. Disclosure: Financial: Dr. Fox receives a speaking fee from ERI for this course. Non-Financial: Dr. Fox is a volunteer unpaid consultant and receives free equipment for beta testing.
"Kim was a fantastic instructor. She kept everyone very interested the entire time with great info and was very engaging. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in balance and vestibular." -Nicole Miladd
"Kim is a brilliant instructor and a true leader and innovator in the field of Vestibular and Concussion Assessment and Treatment. Would highly recommend this course to all medical professionals working with patients/clients 9-90." -T. Kassan
"Kim is a very engaging and knowledgeable instructor. She takes the time to ensure her material is understood and applies it to real-life situations! I would love to attend another class!" -G. Courcelle
"Kim Fox was an excellent speaker. She is extremely knowledgeable in the subjects of balance, vestibular and concussion. She gave many resources for later use in the clinic. The course content was excellent!" -C. Turrentine
This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs).
Application has been made to the Md Board of physical therapy examiners, and to the PA state Board of physical therapy.
DE, DC, and VA Boards of PT recognize other state's approvals.
Approved by the NJ board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 17 contact hours .
Approved provider by the FL Board of Occupational therapy.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of physical Therapy for 17.4 contact hours.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy #3043, for 14.5 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational therapy
Process: assessment, intervention.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.