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Gait and Balance Recovery Across the Continuum of Care (PHD)
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
1400 S. Coulter
Amarillo, TX 79106
Saturday, November 03, 2018, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Category: District Meetings

Gait and balance dysfunction are 2 of the most common issues treated in rehabilitation across the continuum of care. Dysfunction in gait and balance increases fall risk, increases risk for future hospitalization, and can greatly reduce activity and participation on our patients. This course will provide practical, applicable strategies for accurately diagnosing and treating these disorders across the continuum of care and within a variety of the most common diagnoses. 8CCUs

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Describe the impact of gait and balance dysfunction on patient’s activity and participation
• Differentiate the major causes of gait and balance dysfunction in our patients across the continuum of care
• Identify and demonstrate appropriate examination and evaluation techniques for assessing gait and balance across the continuum in the most common patient populations
• Identify appropriate gait and balance outcome measures for utilization across the continuum of care
• Appraise the evidence on interventions to address gait and balance dysfunction
• Develop appropriate strategies and treatment plans to address gait and balance dysfunction in patients across the continuum of care

Speaker(s)
JILL SEALE, PT, PhD, NCS has been a licensed physical therapist for 22 years. She received Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Board of Clinical Specialties in 2004 and recertification in 2014. She has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation. She has a variety of teaching experiences, in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large. She is currently faculty in the DPT program at South College. She has served as core faculty in a neurological physical therapy residency program, guest lectures at the Baylor College of Medicine Master of Orthotics and Prosthetics program, and teaches in several online and onsite continuing education programs. She has taught and presented in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, gait, orthotics, mentoring, and research, and is currently involved in clinical research in stroke rehabilitation, orthotic management, and gait analysis/rehabilitation..

Schedule
7:30-8:00 Breakfast/Registration
8:00-8:10 Introductions/Overview of course
8:10-9:00 Impact of gait and balance dysfunction
9:00-9:30 Common causes of gait and balance dysfunction
9:30-10:00 Introduction to balance examination/evaluation
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Balance and gait examination/evaluation
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Gait and balance outcome measures
2:00-3:00 Interventions for gait and balance dysfunction
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 Interventions continued
4:00-4:40 Integration activities
4:40-5:00: Wrap up, Q/A, course evaluations

Fees
Register by 10/19/2018
$175
Contact [email protected] to register 3 or more from the same facility for $165
On-site: $200

Additional Locations
None

Cancellation Policy 
Full refund by 10/26/18 by notifying course coordinator Beth Mize by email.

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Contact: Beth Mize at [email protected]