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Balance Outcome Measures - Analysis of Variety of Balance Tests

Course #: 03-1181

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

Balance dysfunction can create cascading effects on the individual, healthcare system, and society which highlights the importance of identifying key risk factors in order to prevent injury and falls. The complexity of the balance system requires a systematic approach in order to comprehensively assess its function and effect on other body systems. Selecting balance outcome measures that can quantify changes in static and dynamic sitting and standing balance will assist the clinician in the identification of a balance dysfunction. Consequently, the ability to accurately analyze findings from balance outcome measures will allow the physical therapist to prescribe effective treatment interventions to address impairments and improve health outcomes. This course will explore the burden of falls with common risk factors, review the balance system and its components, and introduce various outcome measures in order to enable the clinician to create a comprehensive analysis regarding a patient’s functional mobility, confidence, and fall risk.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify the key components that are crucial in maintaining upright balance.
  2. Explore common risk factors for falls and their effect on multiple body systems.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of various static and dynamic outcome measures that aid in the identification of balance impairments. 
  4. Interpret the findings of a variety of static and dynamic balance outcome measures in order to effectively treat patients with balance dysfunction.

CEU Course Syllabus

Introduction-->Section 1: The Burden of Falls 

0.50 Contact Hours  

Section 2: Standardized Balance Outcome Measures-->Section 3: Clinical interpretation of balance outcome measures 

1.00 Contact Hours 

Section 4: Case Studies Revisited-->Conclusion

0.50 Contact Hours 

Total = 2 Contact Hour

Instructional level: Intermediate

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Course Date: 2021-01-11

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