Continuing Education Credits:
12 hours (6 hours home study and 6 hours on site course)
Early Bird Pricing: $290 Regular Pricing: $315
This interactive and practical course brings today’s therapist valuable evidence-based information and tools they can immediately implement into everyday practice. The ebook accompanying this course provides excellent information on fall prevention programming. A short video highlights functional assessments that can be used to document balance deficits.
Course content includes a review of risk factors and information on physiological systems associated with falls. Screening and assessment tools are presented in lab activities with a “hand’s on” approach. The use of assessments to aid in the documentation of skilled services and help to justify medical necessity are also covered. Treatment interventions including center of gravity training, multisensory training and postural strategy training are presented in detail.
Because nearly 85% of falls occur at home, addressing the safety of the home environment is a key component of treatment. Resources for home safety and fall prevention education are presented. Case studies are then discussed to bring together information from the reading and live seminar.
Who Should Attend
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Athletic Trainers
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
Objectives – After attending this course, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to perform 4 functional assessments and screening to identify risk of falls.
- List 4 intrinsic and 4 extrinsic risk factors for falls and systems that contribute to falls.
- Develop 2 therapeutic training programs to improve balance and decrease fall risk including center of gravity training, multi-sensory training and postural strategy training based on 2 case study scenarios.
- Analyze how patient test scores can be used to document patient progress and identify need for skilled therapy using 2 case studies.
- List 4 resources for patient education on home safety and fall risk reduction.
Home study of 6 hours is required prior to attending the course to familiarize yourself with material to facilitate the clinical application in the live seminar. An ebook*, a home study quiz, and the handouts for the course will be sent to you approximately 2-3 weeks prior to attending the course. A passing grade of 70% is required on the home study quiz in order to receive credit for the home study portion of the course.
The completed home study assignment or quiz will be handed in to the instructor during registration the day of the live seminar. The work must be completed and a passing grade of 70% to get credit for the home study portion of the course.
Please call the office (816) 529-0363 if you registered and do not have your book and materials 14 days prior to the seminar.
*The following products support E-books: Windows based and Macintosh based computers, Barnes & Nobles Nook e-reader, Kobo e-reader and Apple IOS products. If you prefer a text book instead of an ebook, a text book may be purchased for $20 upon checkout.
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Education Level: Beginner
AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT. Category 2: Domain of OT.
Course Testimonials / Self-Reflection Comments Post Course:
- I will use the information to put together a POC to improve confidence, increase strength, and reduce fall risk that are more individualized for their level of function. (Self-reflection. Wichita, KS April 2018)
- Enjoyed this course! Very pleasant speaker and knowledgeable on subject. Would definitely recommend! (Jackson, MS March 2018).
- Awesome speaker- engaged the glass, good variety between lecture material and hands on balance activities. I really enjoyed this course. Am excited to use activities with my patients and use new assessment tools. (course evaluation Detroit, MI October 2017).
- It will help me incorporate more testing with each patient and enable more pre/post test evaluations to better demonstrate positive outcomes or plateau in progress. (self-reflection Atlanta, GA Sept 2017)
- Liz was awesome! I heard her 2 years ago and was so very glad to be able to take this class with her – Excellent teacher, so very passionate and knowledgeable. GREAT COURSE!! (Course evaluation. Raleigh, NC Sept 2017)
- Speaker was excellent – She brought a lot of her own experience. I liked how she ran lab portions where she leads everyone at the same time. (OKC, OK April 2017)
- Outstanding! This was the most complete and thorough balance / fall prevention class to enhance assessment and treatment skills (Bothell WA April 2017).
- I will be able to utilize functional tests that are most applicable to my patient’s deficits. I now know what online resources I can access to provide written info for patients and caregivers. I have learned some great ideas on how to vary and progress balance programs (Salt Lake City, UT April 2017).
- I now have a better arsenal of standardized assessments I can use to identify those at risk for falls in the hospital setting. This can be documented and used to support recommendations as well as a way to measure progress with therapy (especially patients with longer lengths of stay). (Portland class participant March 2017).
- I will be able to perform fall risk testing with increased skill and add new interventions to address functional problems (Spokane class participant February 2017).