Understanding the Vestibular System to Improve Balance and Reduce Falls in Older Adults, Part 2 - PT29

Understanding the Vestibular System to Improve Balance and Reduce Falls in Older Adults, Part 2

by Ann Elsasser-Root, PT, DPT
(4.3 / 2013 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Performing activities of daily living requires coordination among the vestibular, visual, and somatosensory systems. Deterioration of these systems affects balance and increases the likelihood of falls. Fall risk assessment tools can assist therapists in determining appropriate therapeutic interventions, allow healthcare providers to monitor meaningful balance changes, and improve reimbursement by allowing practitioners to document objective balance findings consistently. This course engages the learner in how to evaluate and treat older adults with vestibular dysfunction using current, evidence-based strategies. The goal of this vestibular system educational course is to improve physical therapists’ knowledge about vestibular dysfunction and balance retraining with older adults.


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify balance, fall, and dizziness assessment tools.
  • Summarize 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.
Accreditation Information
The content in this course is applicable to physical therapy professionals.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 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 for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-309 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20)

Course Originally Released on: 10/17/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/10/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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Stephanie R - Oxford, MI  ·  Apr 04, 2020
very good useful information and treatment ideas
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Craig A - Winter Haven, FL  ·  Apr 02, 2020
Easy to read and follow along with. Good job explaining different tests and treatments.
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Christopher T - Davenport, FL  ·  Mar 31, 2020
Very detailed information
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Benjamin T - winter haven, FL  ·  Mar 24, 2020
It was very informative. It supplements my previous knowledge of the subject matter.
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Gloria R - Nebraska City, NE  ·  Mar 08, 2020
good information to refresh if you don't work with these clients on a daily basis.
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Price: $19.00
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