TBI and Balance Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment

TBI and Balance Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment 

Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults. Evaluating and treating older adults with TBI can be challenging. Each patient has a unique clinical presentation with a range of neurological symptoms from the TBI that interact with age-related changes of the neuromuscular system. Together, these changes can have a significant effect on neurologic systems responsible for balance, leading to an increased falls risk. In this module, physical and occupational therapy professionals will learn evidence-based interventions to evaluate balance impairments in older adults post-TBI. Strategies for promoting long-term adherence and participation are discussed.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00 - 1.25
REL-RTS-0-TBDTBI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (47 Match)

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.25 contact hours, approval number 20-794582.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS


Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

1.25 HOURS


Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS


Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS


South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS


Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS


Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.25 HOURS


Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Category: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery.


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.25 HOURS


The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

1.25 HOURS


The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

1.25 HOURS


The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.

Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

1.25 HOURS


The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b). This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.25 HOURS


The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.25 HOURS


The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

1.25 HOURS


The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

1.25 HOURS


South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

1.25 HOURS


The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

1.25 HOURS


This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.
This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

1.25 HOURS


The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Learners must self-report this completion to CE Broker in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.

New York Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

1.25 HOURS


The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

1.25 HOURS


The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

1.25 HOURS


The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

CA Physical Therapy Board of California

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

1.25 HOURS


This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RTS-0-TBDTBI
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify the potential impact of TBI on the balance systems.
Determine which objective assessment of balance is most appropriate for a given clinical presentation.
Recognize at least four evidence-based treatment strategies to improve balance in this patient population.
Identify at least three ways to improve adherence and participation in therapy.
Recall at least three community resources for promoting long-term success.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Impact of TBI on Older Adults

Meet Susan

Falls and Older Adults

Why Are Falls Occurring?

The Aging Brain and The Impact of TBI

Impact on Balance Systems

Functional Presentation

Importance of Teamwork

Self-Management

Patient-Driven Goals

Review

Summary

Section 3: Assessment and Intervention

Subjective History

Functional Outcome Measures

Tone and Spasticity

Vestibular

Vision

Cognition

Other Interventions

Aerobic Training

Functional Training

Virtual Reality (VR) and Gaming Technology

Review

Summary

Section 4: Plan of Care Considerations

Practice Guidelines

Community Re-Integration

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Instructor: Matthew Wertman, PT, DPT
Matthew R. Wertman holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He achieved a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from West Virginia University. Matt has gained experience as a Physical Therapist in a variety of different settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, and home health. He has a strong background in manual therapy and has additional training and experience in functional and trigger-point based dry needling, as well as Mulligan and McKenzie techniques, focusing on mobilization and effective assessment and treatment strategies.  He is passionate about promoting independence through education and functional-based rehabilitation. Matt is a Physical Therapy Writer that enjoys being able to combine his clinical knowledge with his interest in research to promote advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Matthew Wertman, PT, DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND
Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND has worked for several years as a clinical nutrition manager in California, Virginia, and Utah. Her clinical experience includes acute care, rehabilitation, and long-term care facilities. She is a nutrition support specialist and a certified lactation educator. She has volunteered in several positions for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to advocate for consumer protection and access to the best nutrition care for those in her community. Disclosure: Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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