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Understanding the Vestibular System to Improve Balance and Reduce Falls in Older Adults, Part 1 - PT28

Understanding the Vestibular System to Improve Balance and Reduce Falls in Older Adults, Part 1

by Ann Elsasser-Root, PT, DPT
PT28
(4.3 / 2417 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

Physical therapy professionals treat older adults with dizziness, balance disorders, and fall-related injuries across all practice settings. Therefore, it is important to have an adequate understanding of the factors that contribute to fall risk in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan or refer patients to another medical professional when needed. This course provides an overview of risk factors for falls and the role of the somatosensory, visual, and vestibular systems in maintaining balance. Learners will gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system and common vestibular disorders that can contribute to balance dysfunction and falls.
 
The goal of this vestibular system continuing education program is to improve physical therapists’ knowledge about vestibular dysfunction and balance retraining with older adults.

Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the body’s systems that contribute to static and dynamic balance.
  • Describe the anatomy of the somatosensory, visual, and vestibular systems.
  • Differentiate between central and peripheral vestibular disorders.
  • Describe at least three causes of peripheral vestibular dysfunction.
 

 
Approval Information
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The OH PT Association (approval no. 18S8352 from 9/26/18 to 9/26/19)
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-538075 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19); Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-308 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20)
 
This course has been approved by:
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 05/31/19 to 05/31/23
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/01/19 to 07/31/20.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 9/19/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/16/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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HELLER H - Pennsburg, PA  ·  Jan 13, 2020
Excellent, informative course
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MELISSA M - Reading, PA  ·  Jan 11, 2020
Organized very well. The structure was informative but engaging enough that I was interested in reading. 2 recommendations: - more pictures of anatomical things - slide format w/ auditory and visual information for different learning styles
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Rolando H - Orwigsburg , PA  ·  Jan 08, 2020
Approppriate for my current clinical practice
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Michael C - Bloomfield, NJ  ·  Dec 21, 2019
Very informative and a great re-visit to things I've learned in school
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Lannom S - Galveston, TX  ·  Dec 11, 2019
Good course. Would recommend.
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