Balance Challenges: Dynamic Treatment Strategies

presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

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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, 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 over 20 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings with the majority of experience with people with neuromuscular deficits. She is certified as a clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). She also has extensive training and is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), received her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) certification from the American Stroke Association and her Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults certification from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Education Award from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. She is currently an Associate Professor at Nazareth College in the physical therapy department. She teaches the Neuromuscular series that incorporates the onsite pro-bono clinic. In addition, she teaches an advanced neuromuscular elective. She has conducted nationwide seminars on the treatment of patients with neurological deficits, spinal cord injuries, balance challenges, Parkinson's Disease, and aging adults.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

  1. Examination of Postural Control

    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

    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

    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.