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

by Instructor: Allison Lieberman, PT, MSPT, GCS; Instructor: Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT; Instructor: Melissa Chung, PT, DPT, NCS; Instructor: Rupangi Vyas, PT, DPT, GCS

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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.

The content in this course is applicable to physical therapy professionals.

About the Course Author

Allison Lieberman, PT, MSPT, GCS, is the Clinical Manager of Acute Physical & Occupational Therapy at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, NJ. Prior to her employment at JFK, Allison was the Assistant Supervisor of Acute Care at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in NYC. Allison received her Master's degree from Ithaca College in 2002 and has been certified as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist by the APTA since 2006. Allison serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Group for "PT in Motion" magazine and is a manuscript reviewer for several peerreviewed rehabilitation publications. She is an active participant on several interdisciplinary committees including the Falls & Mobility Committee and the Multidisciplinary Stroke Committee. Allison has spoken at many national conferences and symposiums and has authored several continuing education modules and articles. Allison Lieberman, PT, MSPT, GCS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Ann Elsasser-Root holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has experience working as a physical therapist in multiple care settings, including skilled nursing, independent living, inpatient rehab, and outpatient orthopedic and neurology. Ann has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in geriatric care, kinesiotaping, vestibular rehabilitation, and McKenzie MDT for the lumbar spine. She is most passionate about treating the older population to improve quality of life and maximize functional independence. As a curriculum designer for Relias, Ann enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Melissa Chung, PT, DPT, NCS, is a senior physical therapist at the Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center. Melissa Chung, PT, DPT, NCS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Rupangi Vyas, PT, DPT, GCS, is a physical therapy assistant supervisor at Rusk Rehabilitation at New York University Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases. Rupangi Vyas, PT, DPT, GCS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (40 Match)

  • Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

    1.00HOURS

    The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

    1.00HOURS

    The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

    1.00HOURS

    The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

    1.00HOURS

    Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

    1.00HOURS

    The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.
  • Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

    1.00HOURS

    The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b). This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

    1.00HOURS

    The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • New York Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

    1.00HOURS

    The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

    1.00HOURS

    The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Utah Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Washington Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

    1.00HOURS

    The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • CA Physical Therapy Board of California

    1.00HOURS

    Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours. Learners must self-report this completion to CE Broker in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.
  • Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-PT29
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe appropriate evidence-based physical therapy interventions to improve balance and decrease the risk of patient falls.; Identify balance, fall, and dizziness assessment tools.; Recall vestibular-specific assessments and evidence-based interventions.; Summarize fall prevention guidelines for the older adult.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Reducing Fall Risk
    CDC Fall Risk Guidelines
    Assessment of Fall Risk
    Vestibular System Assessment
    Vestibular Rehabilitation
    Positional Vertigo
    BPPV Treatment
    Balance Interventions
    Fall Risk Intervention
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Meet Annette
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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