BALANCED IN MOTION: THE SCIENCE OF FALL PREVENTION HYBRID COURSE APRIL 2022
This is a hybrid course.
Part I: The Science Behind Fall Prevention (3 hour recorded webinar)
Part II: Vestibular Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Rehab (7 hour live webinar)
This course will include the evidence in the literature to support the importance of assessing and treating all systems of balance, including the Vestibular system, 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.
Attendees 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.
Criteria for Successful Completion of Activity to Claim CE Certificate
- Complete Part I: Balanced In Motion: The Science Behind Fall Prevention Recorded Video (3 hours)
- Complete Part I post-test with a passing score > 80%
- Complete Part I course evaluation
- Complete Part II: Balanced in Motion: Vestibular Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Rehab Live Webinar (7 hours)
- Complete Part II post-test with a passing score > 80%
- Complete Part II course evaluation
** Please Note: Webinar Registration Link is located on page after clicking course access in Part II**
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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PTs | PTAs
Intermediate Education Level: Information geared to clinicians with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject.
By the end of this activity the learner will be able to:
- describe the 5 Systems of Balance and the integration of these systems to improve fall risk.
- identify the basic anatomy and function of the peripheral vestibular system.
- compare differential diagnoses of peripheral vs. central vestibular disorders.
- assess and identify BPPV and Vestibular Hypofunction and provide Vestibular Rehab in the home to progress patients appropriately and reduce fall risk.
- describe defensible documentation and SMART Goal development for reducing fall risk through a comprehensive fall risk reduction program, which includes vestibular rehab.
ONLINE Part I: Balanced In Motion: The Science Behind Fall Prevention Recorded Video
LIVE WEBINAR Part II: Balanced in Motion: Vestibular Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Rehab Live Webinar
** Please Note: Webinar Registration Link is located on page after clicking course access in Part II and completion of prerequisite. **
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.
CERTIFICATE IS AVAILABLE AFTER COMPLETING BOTH COURSES (PART I AND PART II)
- 1.00 Continuing Education Units, CEUs (AOTA)
- 1.00 Continuing Education Units, CEUs (State Board of Physical Therapy)
- 10.00 Participation
Part I Prerequisite video, post-test and evaluation must be completed before Wed, April 13, 2022 8:30am
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