Older adults and individuals with neurologic conditions are at an increased fall risk. The ability to produce quick reactive stepping is a critical component to decrease this risk and improve function. Perturbation-based balance training (PBBT) is an innovative intervention design with a goal of improving control of the needed rapid balance reaction.
An abundance of PBBT research has been performed with a variety of patient populations including stroke, spinal cord injury, as well as aging adults. However, the research design of these studies are often impractical for the everyday clinician and don’t address the preliminary building blocks for varying levels of patients in different settings.
In this course, the speaker will review the necessary components to progress different patient diagnoses/settings to effectively perform PBBT. Through lecture and video-based cases, this session will focus on translating the evidence to successfully implement a progression of PBBT-type interventions for the above patient diagnoses. The presenter will emphasize key evidence-based concepts along with practical solutions to execute PBBT interventions.
The purpose of this course is for participants to leave with practical and evidence-based insights to safely and effectively apply PBBT with patients when returning to their clinic._1590831906581