Few clinicians would argue that balance plays a big role in function, but many do not realize it is a key determinant for both gross and fine motor function. In fact, it is more strongly correlated with motor function and self care than range of motion or strength. This means that improving a patient’s balance has a strong chance of improving a patient’s motor function!
What is balance? This is a challenging question to answer and participants who attend this course will be able to answer this question with confidence and apply the principles of balance to their treatments for immediate results with their patients. (Intermediate Level)
Charter Rushing PT, ScD is an educator and clinician focused on improving conservative treatment options for pediatric patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. He is a terminally educated physical therapist and has as a certification in manual therapy through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine. His career has spanned from holding the positions as the lead therapist at a large international children's hospital to an assistant professor in a CAPTE accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Mr. Rushing has a unique and diverse background in the pediatric population with a focus on clinical care, teaching, and research.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Define postural orientation and control
2. Describe the ontogenetic development of postural control
3. Recite the balance systems
4. Prioritize balance system treatment strategies
Pre-Study: 30 Minutes Plan to read the course materials, references and review the post test before the start time. Please be prepared to share patient case study and related question during the discussion time.
15min - Introduction to balance
15min - Development of balance in children
30min - Balance systems
15min - Balance measurement in children
30min - Balance treatment strategies
15min - Questions and answers
Post-test: Research, identify, and submit your post test question answers on the online form. This is an open book test you can take multiple times if needed to obtain the 70% score
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Motivations Inc. provides training courses for medical rehabilitation professionals, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and athletic training. We focus on innovative evaluation and treatment approaches to facilitate patient recovery from accidents, illnesses and developmental delays—in dynamic settings taught by the industry's finest.