The goal of this continuing education program is to improve physical therapists’ knowledge about vestibular dysfunction and balance retraining with older adults. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand balance, fall, and dizziness assessment tools available for use by physical therapists.
- Understand existing fall prevention guidelines for the older adult.
- Recall vestibular-specific assessments and evidence-based interventions.
- Describe appropriate evidence-based physical therapy interventions to improve balance and decrease the risk of patient falls.
Gannett Education 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 10/20/15.
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.
Gannett Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S1508 for 10/17/11 to 10/17/12, 12S1703 for 10/18/12 to 10/18/13).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110017581 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120017778 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019783 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13).
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 3698 for 10/17/11 to 10/16/12, 4555 for 10/17/12 to 10/16/13).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1176-2010, exp date 01/31/12; 148-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 10/06/11 to 10/06/15.
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 10/25/11 to 07/31/13.
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. 437-3979 for 10/01/11 to 10/01/12; 437-4511 for 10/01/12 to 10/01/13). 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 meetingtheir CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.