Circle of Balance: Path to Evidenced Based Testing and Interventions for Balance Impairments

2 Contact Hours – $72.00 • 3 Contact Hours - $99.00

Seminar Description:

Do you feel at times that you have designed and delivered the best balance program and yet your patients still have some problems with their balance? In this course, you will gain knowledge of the impact of balance impairments on function in older adults. In addition to learning valuable techniques for screening the oculomotor system and testing the vestibular system, you will also have immediate tools to use in treatment for deficits in these areas. You will also learn practical testing tools and treatment strategies for postural control issues. You’ll get innovative, usable evaluation and treatment techniques that will dramatically change your practice.

This course is available in a 2 hour format and as a 3 hour recorded live webinar. Both of these courses utilizes instruction, demonstrative videos, illustrative PowerPoint slides and more.  Handouts include: ETDRS Eye Chart, Eye Exercises, FOF Questionnaire, Motion Sensitivity Quotient, Oculomotor Table, PP Charts, The Dizziness Handicap Inventory, Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction, What is Balance Retraining?, PowerPoint slides, and a Reference list.

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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to

  1. Thoroughly evaluate the Vestibulo/Ocular system and how it affects elderly with balance dysfunctions.
  2. Create innovative treatment strategies that will effectively address postural control issues in the geriatric patient.
  3. Identify causes of central and peripheral dizziness, recognize the different mechanisms of recovery and how to impact them with therapeutic intervention.

Course Outline

2 hour recorded Zoom

3 hour recorded Live Webinar

(In this recorded live webinar, you will get the 2 hour course plus extra videos and clarification from participant questions and responses to deepen your understanding of vestibular, oculomotor, and postural control approaches for the Circle of Balance.)

Faculty

Janene Barber,


Janene Barber received her BS from the University of Missouri. Since 1997, she has been specializing in the care and rehabilitation of the geriatric patient in various settings. Ms. Barber was President/owner of Occupational Wellness and St. Charles Physical Therapy Center in Louisiana. In these settings, she was involved in the rehabilitation of patients with compromised balance. She was also an adjunct faculty at LSU and USA – Mobile. In 2003, Ms. Barber joined Gentiva Health Services as Program Director for Gentiva Safe Strides, an extensive and comprehensive balance program. Ms. Barber was responsible for training, development and outcomes with the program. In 2004, she was promoted to Clinical Program Specialist and involved in the development and implementation of Safe Strides nationally. In 2006, Ms. Barber moved into a consulting role with Optimum Balance to continue development and implementation of programs to accommodate the increasing need to reduce the risk of falls in the senior population.

Testimonials:

“Janene makes this information so easy to use”

“I have helped so many people from what I learned in this class”

“What a dynamic, engaging and passionate and knowledgeable speaker”

“I was enthralled and exhilarated!”