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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

PT28 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Allison Lieberman, PT, MSPT, GCS and Rupangi Vyas, PT, DPT, GCS and Melissa Chung, PT, DPT, NCS
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The goal of this vestibular system continuing education program is to improve physical therapists’ knowledge about vestibular dysfunction and balance retraining with older adults. After you study the information presented here, you will 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
  • Compare and contrast various types of vestibular dysfunction

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 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.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2016.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S1345 for 09/19/11 to 09/19/12, 12S1704 for 09/20/12 to 09/20/13; 13S1895 for 09/21/13 to 09/21/14; 14S1721 for 09/22/14 to 09/22/15)
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110017503 for 09/15/11 to 12/31/11; CE120017775 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019718 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021506 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023657 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15); Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 3937 for 09/19/11 to 09/18/12, 4544 for 09/19/12 to 09/18/13; 5238 for 09/19/13 to 09/18/14; 5803 for 09/19/14 to 09/18/15)
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002568 for 10/11/11 to 12/31/12; PTCE004239 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006374 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16)
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1085-2010 for 09/19/11 to 01/31/12, 126-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 249-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16)
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 09/01/11 to 09/01/15; 06/01/15 to 06/01/19
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 09/13/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-3950 for 09/01/11 to 09/01/12, 437-4515 for 09/01/12 to 09/01/13). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 6/4/2016

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