Continuing Education

Vermont Chapter Spring Course

Title: Cognition- the forgotten component of fall risk
June 13, 2017, 6-8 pm
Location: Davis Auditorium
Instructors: Jan Hulse, PT, GCS, CEEAA and Mariana Wingood, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Physical therapists recognize that balance is multi-factorial, however, cognition and dual tasking are often overlooked during assessments and interventions. The presenters will address the importance of task choice, task selection, and progression of tasks. They will highlight the current evidence of the evaluation process as well as treatment ideas. This session will utilize patient case scenarios to present the clinical decision-making process. The cases will be specific for community dwelling older adults, patients with cognitive impairments, Parkinson's disease, and history of stroke.

Objectives: On completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
1) Acknowledge the importance of integrating dual tasking into your clinical interventions.
2) Select an appropriate assessment tool to measure dual-task performance.
3) Use current evidence about dual tasking and balance training to decrease an older adult’s fall risk.
4) Apply the information to various diagnosis, including history of a stroke, cognitive impairments, as well as patients diagnosed with Parkinson Disease.

Advance Registration is now closed, but you can still register onsite at Davis Auditorium at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT. Download the Onsite Registration Form and bring it with your check or credit card information. 

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FALL CHAPTER COURSE: OCTOBER 21, 2017 - More information to come, as it becomes available.


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