Assessing Fall Risk and Progression to Reactive Balance Outcome Measures
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When: Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Erin Stack

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Assessing Fall Risk and Progression to Reactive Balance Outcome Measures


Prevention of falls in our aging adults is a top priority in healthcare.  Physical therapists can play a critical role in identifying people at fall risk and then providing the challenge necessary to decrease that risk.  This one-hour webinar will focus on two components.  One aspect will provide the most up to date information on the CDC’s recommendation for identifying someone at a fall risk.  In addition, a range of references will be provided that will support a comprehensive assessment of your patient’s risk including the use of a fall risk calculator and references for educational handouts.


The majority of the hour will then review an extensive number of videos of people with a variety of conditions performing challenging balance outcome measures.  Through analysis of movement you will practice identifying the optimal measure choices to improve patient outcomes and increase ideas for designing challenging interventions.


Learning Objectives:

1.      Identify the three screening outcome measures and fall risk questions recommended by the CDC’s STEADI initiative.

2.      Analyze video of the performance of a variety of outcome measures that provide a comprehensive assessment for balance.

3.      Compare and contrast different assessment techniques for different levels of patient performance.

4.      Discuss optimal outcome measure choices for developing a reactive balance plan of care.



Course Presenter: J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Certified in Neuro-Development Treatment, Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist, Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults


Presenter Bio:

J.J. Mowder-Tinney has 25 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 has earned her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) from the American Stroke Association and her Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA) from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Mowder-Tinney conducts nationwide seminars on the Treatment of Patients with Neurological deficits, Spinal Cord injuries, Balance challenges and Parkinson’s Disease. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association.



Course Information

Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Approved CEH's: 1.0 CEH's

1-Hour Zoom Webinar

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