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Balance Challenges: Dynamic Treatment Strategies

presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course by J.J. Mowder Tinney is specifically designed to improve the clinician’s ability to identify specific impairments leading to balance dysfunction and then provide challenging interventions. Balance disorders affect clients in the orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric populations, and involve all types of settings. Optimal outcome measures to assess balance and fall risk will be reviewed along with a comprehensive assessment. The majority of the course will then focus on interventions, and using evidence-based practice as a foundation, which can be utilized in a variety of settings. This course will provide multiple types and variations of interventions to provide all therapists with innovative and challenging interventions.

Meet Your Instructor

J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

J.J. Mowder-Tinney received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at NOVA Southeastern University. She has more than 20 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Examination of Postural Control

Review key aspects of normal postural control. Compare and contrast common impairments that contribute to balance deficits. Describe key environmental aspects to increase challenge in any position.

2. Standardized Outcome Measures

Identify and demonstrate valid and reliable evaluation tools and instruments used in each individual setting to establish baseline function for a variety of diagnoses. Compare and contrast common impairments that contribute to balance deficits.

3. Progressive Balance Interventions for any Setting Incorporating Motor Control Strategies

Develop an individualized training program for patients at a wheelchair level. Develop an individualized training program for patients in standing. Develop an individualized training program for patients during locomotion.

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