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Best Practice in Dual-Tasking: Examination Through Intervention

presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CFPS, CSRP, FAPTA and Rob Winningham, PhD

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Financial: Rob Winningham is a consultant and stakeholder for SMARTfit. He receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Rob Winningham has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Financial: Mike Studer is a consultant and stakeholder for SMARTfit. He receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Mike Studer has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 111 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 53 Minutes

Until now, dual-tasking has felt unwieldy and difficult to translate. Dual-tasking (DT) has the ability to transform many of your patients' lives from being clinically capable to becoming real-world actualized.

This first course of a two-part series will guide attendees through the science and application of dual-tasking. Drs. Rob Winningham and Mike Studer will present the evidence for examining your patient's dual-task tolerance and capturing their improvement over time. In addition, the instructors will translate the science of dual-tasking into numerous practical interventions. Attendees will be exposed to each of the four modes of DT interference (cognitive, manual, visual, and auditory). Be prepared to absorb specific practical tips in testing, educating, and distracting your patients right away!

Learning Objectives
  • Determine three key points of clinical relevance of dual-tasking (DT) across the lifespan
  • Determine four modalities of DT interference or modes of distraction
  • Analyze three objective measures of DT
  • Produce four clinical indicators that DT intervention is resulting in patient improvement
  • Select the methods and applications of DT cost calculation

Meet Your Instructors

Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CFPS, CSRP, FAPTA

Dr. Mike Studer has been a PT since 1991. He has been board certified in neurologic PT since 1995 and has been a private practice owner since 2005. Dr. Studer has been an invited speaker covering 50 states, 10 countries, and 4 continents, speaking on topics such as cognition and psychology in rehabilitation, aging, stroke,…

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Rob Winningham, PhD

Dr. Rob Winningham has 25 years of experience researching human memory and has largely focused on older adults and ways to enhance their mental functioning and quality of life. He creates brain stimulation activities for more than 10,000 retirement communities and rehabilitation facilities as a part of Dr. Rob's Cranium Crunches on activityconnection.com and helps…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. What Is Dual-Tasking, and Why Do My Patients Need It?

This chapter will establish the functional relevance of DT for providers and patients alike. The content will empower providers in their efforts to both create and educate on matters of DT interference.

2. Recognizing and Measuring DT Tolerance

In this chapter, attendees will improve their clinical decision-making and capacity to conduct DT examinations within considerations of validity, documentation, clinical efficiency, and personalization.

3. Translating the Science of DT: Intervention and Reexamination

In this chapter, participants will be exposed to using DT in treatment planning and progress examination. Providers will see the science of DT applied for optimal translation into their day-to-day practice. This chapter will help providers optimize patient potential, preparing them for real-world conditions.

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