Salia Rehab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 6973. This Distance Learning - Independent activity is offered at .1 CEUs, introductory level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Course Overview

This AOTA approved continuing education class will introduce you to efficacous evidence-based interventions that drive neuroplastic change resulting in improved balance following neurological injury.

The online class is intended for medical professionals (e.g. OT/OTA, PT/PTA, Physicians, etc.) directly related to the rehabilitation of a patient or client. To participate in this CEU and receive credit, the participant must be a licensed, treating clinician. Completion of this course will reward the participant with .1 CEUs or 1 contact hours, following completion of the presentation and a ≥ 80% score on the quiz. You will have 90 days to complete this course.

Some of the Questions Answered in this Course Include:

  • What are the clinical and functional factors that lead to increased risk of falling?

  • How are the clinical impacts on balance for various neurological diagnoses different?

  • How can patients improve postural control while performing ADL's?

  • What are the functional balance requirements needed to complete common ADL skills?

  • What are the balance assessment tools for functionally oriented tasks?

  • What does the latest evidence say about treatment interventions for improving balance?

  • What commercially available balance devices & technologies exists for clinic and home use?

Course Curriculum

    1. Overview

    2. Learning Outcomes

    3. Presentation Manual & References

    4. Watch Course

    5. Course Review

    6. Quiz

    7. Course Feedback

About this course

  • 1 Contact Hours / .1 CEUs
  • Online Self-Study Course
  • Speaker Video and Slide Content

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the patient populations most at risk of falling.

  • Recognize key clinical and functional factors impacting balance.

  • Identify the latest evidence-based treatment interventions considered beneficial for improving balance.

  • List key balance requirements needed to perform various activities of daily living.

Instructor

Brenda Garcia-Tscherne

Brenda is a physical therapist and board-certified neuro specialist with 15 years of experience. She graduated from Marymount University and has practiced in multiple clinical settings including ICU, Acute Rehab and Inpatient Rehab, at which time she assisted her facility to develop educational programs to achieve joint commission certification . It was in these inpatient settings that she developed a passion for neurological rehabilitation seeing the impact it had in the quality of lives of its patients. During the 3 years she practiced in Home Care, she also worked as a rehabilitation manager for physical, occupational and speech therapists. Brenda most recent clinical experience has been in CCRCs (continuing care retirement communities), where she has been able to see first-hand the functional requirements that many elderly patients have to achieve throughout their therapeutic journey in the health care system to be able to achieve the ultimate goal of returning to independent living. She is currently the Clinical Director for THERA-Trainer USA.

Accommodations & Disclosures

  • Extra Accommodations

    Please provide extra accommodation requests via email to [email protected] explaining what you require to participate in the course(s) of your choosing. We will do our best to accommodate you.

  • Disclosures

    Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is provided by Salia Rehab, LLC. Content Disclosure: This continuing education course does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service. The instructor is the Clinical Director for THERA-Trainer USA.