BALANCED IN MOTION: The Science Behind Falls Prevention Recorded Video (OT MONTH)
This course will include the evidence in the literature to support the importance of assessing and treating all systems of balance and a deep dive into evidence-based tests and measures, differential diagnosis, and patient -centered treatment approach to the specific deficits and functional impairments, to achieve optimum outcomes.
Participants will obtain a working understanding of the vital role of the Vestibular system and sensory integration on the complexity of balance rehab and will be able to differentially diagnose and treat for “dizziness” vs. vertigo and non-vertigo dizziness, and incorporate Vestibular Rehab into their tool kit of knowledge for reducing falls and injuries from falls among older homebound adults.
This recorded webinar “The Science Behind Fall Prevention” is a prerequisite for attending the live webinar on “Vestibular Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Rehab if you choose to take when offered at a later date.
Criteria for Successful Completion of Activity to Claim CE Certificate
- Watch recorded webinar Balanced in Motion: The Science Behind Fall Prevention
- Complete post-test with a passing score > 80%
- Complete course evaluation
OTs | OTAs
PTs | PTAs
Introductory: Information geared to clinicians with little or no knowledge of the subject. Focus is on providing general introductory information.
By the end of this activity the learner will be able to:
- identify contributing factors to fall risk.
- describe the current fall prevention programs for community dwelling older adults.
- assess and identify evidence-based treatment interventions based on assessment findings to reduce fall risks and improve function.
No relevant conflict of interest or financial relationships were disclosed for this educational activity by any of the authors, presenters, coordinators, planners, or reviewers.
Linda Teodosio, PT, DScPT, COS-C
Dr. Linda Teodosio is a Physical Therapist who has specialized in rehabilitation of older adults, for the past 32 years. She has extensive experience in Home Health Care in Maryland, as a clinical leader for various home health agencies, and is currently a Division Rehab Manager with Bayada Home Health.
She has developed several multidisciplinary clinical programs for the treatment of older adults, and has presented many CEU events throughout Maryland, to educate both professionals and clients in the fundamentals of aging in place, fall prevention, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Dr. Teodosio developed a Fall prevention program which included education of all therapists in a large non-profit, community-based home health agency, which resulted in a 30% sustained reduction in overall fall rates and falls with major injury.
In 2011, Linda earned a terminal doctoral degree in Physical Therapy, from the University of Maryland PTRS, where she completed a capstone in Vestibular Rehab. She has held several community leadership positions and is currently a Board Member of the Maryland National Home Care Association, and the American Physical Therapy Association, Home Health Section.
OTs and COTAs will receive 3 contact hours | 0.30 CEUS
All other participants will receive 3 hours participation credit
- 0.30 Continuing Education Units, CEUs (AOTA)
- 3.00 Participation
If course is cancelled:
By BAYADA; if the education is cancelled for any reason the learner will receive a full refund for any applicable course fee. BAYADA will not be responsible for any associated fees or costs such as travel or lodging.
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