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Functional Reach Assessment

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

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Financial— J.J. Mowder-Tinney receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— J.J. Mowder-Tinney has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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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Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 2 Questions

Improving quality of care and effectiveness of treatments requires optimal utilization of the most appropriate standardized outcome measures. Extensive research now provides a clear guide to assist therapists in choosing the best measure based on each patient's individual presentation. This course will highlight the rationales for different measures as well as the key aspects for performing them accurately for therapists to easily integrate into everyday practice. Increasing the automaticity and efficiency of performing these tests is critical to demonstrating change over time, clearly communicating with third-party payers, and lowering health care costs.

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

J.J. Mowder-Tinney received her BS in psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and her MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She has almost 25 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings, and the majority of her…

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1. Functional Reach Assessment

This video will review aspects of the functional assessment measure, the Functional Reach Assessment. Specific aspects of the test will include the following: (1) when to choose, (2) how to accurately perform, (3) the meaning of the scores, (4) common errors made, and (5) special strategies to consider when performing.

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