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Balance Challenges Part 2: Interventions in Supine and Sitting

presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

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Financial— J.J. Mowder-Tinney receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— J.J. Mowder-Tinney has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 71 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

This course will focus on providing a comprehensive approach to people with balance challenges who are functioning at the wheelchair level. The primary concentration will be for people with neurologic deficits, as well as the aging adult. The assessment process will start with movement analysis and determining the "why" of the balance deficit. Examples of intervention progressions will be demonstrated. In addition, multiple options for including motor learning strategies will be included throughout the demonstrations, resulting in multiple treatment ideas that can be incorporated into the therapist's next treatment session.

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J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

J.J. Mowder-Tinney received her BS in psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and her MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She has almost 30 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings, and the majority of her…

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1. Assessment of Balance

There are many reasons patients can lose their balance. This chapter will emphasize the importance of the process of analyzing movement as well as incorporating the findings from a comprehensive assessment to focus interventions and improve outcome measures.

2. Alignment and Posture

Prepping your patient to have the best alignment possible and increasing the length of necessary muscles can be key to optimizing your outcomes depending on your patient presentation. This chapter will address ways to improve posture while increasing core strength. The chapter will also provide multiple options for challenges that can be performed by a person who is limited to a wheelchair for mobility.

3. Motor Learning Techniques

There are many activities you can perform when a person is at a wheelchair level. Multiple motor learning considerations that address intensity, error, and motivation will be reviewed in this chapter.

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