Circle of Balance:

Path to Evidenced Based Testing and Interventions for Balance Impairments

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 3 hour LIVE Webinar, 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.

  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.

10 minutes – Introduction: Circle of Balance
14 minutes – Impact of Balance Impairments and Identifying the Major Factors
22 minutes – Screening the Oculomotor System and Treatment Strategies to address deficits identified.
40 minutes – Testing the Vestibular System and Design Vestibular Treatment Strategies.
54 minutes – Organization of Postural Control: Learning Testing Tools and Creative Treatment Strategies.
30 minutes – Case Study/Discussion
10 minutes – Conclusion and Wrap Up

Upon completion of the course, a certificate of attendance for 3 contact hours of educational credit will be awarded. Great Seminars and Books is an Approved CE Provider for PTs and PTAs in DC, NY, IL, NC, CA, TX, KY. Approved for PTs and PTAs in AR. This course meets the guidelines for approval in CT, ID, IO, KS, ME, MA, NH, NE, SC, SD. This Course is Accepted for CEUs in: AK, AL, AR, DE, GA, HA, IN, MI, MT, ND, OR, PA, RI, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY, WA.

Great Seminars and Books is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education-Provider #5363.

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WEBINAR 

A webinar is live, interactive video course delivered over the Internet to your computer. You will be able to see, hear and interact with the course presenter.  This live, webinar will utilize live instruction, demonstrative videos, power point slides and more. You will have an opportunity to ask questions during the seminar. A comprehensive handout will be made available to you after you register for the webinar. All written content used in the presentation will also be made available to you for your personal use (Power Point Slides, Reference Materials etc.).

Financial Disclosure:  Janene Barber is an instructor for Great Seminars and Books. She receives payment from GREAT Seminars for the presentation of this course.

Nonfinancial Disclosure: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.


Your Instructor

Janene Barber, PT, GTCCS, FSOAE

Sept. 26, 2020 – 12:00pm-3:00pm – $90.00


Accessing the Live Webinar:
You will receive a separate email closer to September 19 which will contain the link to the Live Zoom Webinar. You will also be able to find the link on the course page. You will be asked to provide a username and password to access this page when you register. In order to verify that your device works with Zoom you may click here to test your device.

Accessing Course Materials/Handouts:
You may access the course handouts after September 20, 2020. When registering you will be asked to provide a username and password and then you will receive an email with the information to access the online course page where you will receive these materials as well as take your tests and receive your certificate.

Course Format: Live Webinar

Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant.

Instructional Level:Intermediate

Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $25 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date or if any of the course materials are downloaded.

Criteria for Completion:

A post-test will be given at the end of the Webinar. A post-test score of 75% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 75% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved. You will receive a certificate of completion for 3 contact hours.