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Putting the 'FUN' in Functional : Dizziness, Mobility, and Transfers

presented by Danielle Keyser, MS, LOTR, GTC

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This course will take participants through an occupational therapy assessment of specific deficit areas and remediation techniques of an elderly client. The video session is divided into three sections, including assessment and treatment of bilateral UE dysfunction, assessment and treatment of vestibular dysfunction, and analysis of functional mobility deficits with bathroom modifications for increased safety.

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Danielle Keyser, MS, LOTR, GTC

Danielle Keyser is a practicing occupational therapist with a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the Louisiana State University (1998), and a master of science degree in occupational therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2001). She is a certified and registered occupational therapist in the state of Louisiana, a member of the…

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1. Upper Extremity Assessment and Treatment

In this chapter, participants will be given the tools to analyze abnormal movement patterns of the upper extremity, specifically with identifying muscle recruitment patterns and compensation strategies for movement. Special emphasis will be placed on learning neuromuscular re-education techniques for muscle recruitment and movement initiation, as well as on the construction of a home exercise program that will promote normal movement patterns of the upper extremity using visual and tactile cues.

2. Dizziness Handicap Inventory, and Confirmation and Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Join occupational therapist Danielle Keyser as she introduces and discusses the importance of the Dizziness Handicap Inventory, the Dix-Hallpike Test for the confirmation of BPPV, and the Epley-maneuver for the treatment of BPPV. Upon completion of this chapter, participants should be able to recognize the indicators of vestibular dysfunction.

3. Functional Mobility and Home Modifications for the Bathroom

Home modifications are essential for improving functional mobility in the geriatric patient. In this chapter, participants will learn the importance and clinical reasoning for home modifications prescribed to Hubert, our case study patient with a case of dizziness and immobility. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the reasoning for grab bar placement to decrease fall risk, safety precautions using suction cup grab bars, and information regarding how to access gross motor movements and areas for remediation with ambulation, tub bench transfer, and commode transfer.

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