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APTANJ Webinar: Choose (and USE!) Effective Balance Outcome Measures
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/29/2020
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Webinar
Presenter: Jennifer Stoskus, PT, DPT, NCS
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Choose (and USE!) Effective Balance Outcome Measures

Balance is an area of assessment and treatment familiar to all practicing physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Patients in pediatric, adult orthopedic and neurorehabilitation across facilities in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient settings will all be, at a minimum, screened for balance deficits. When a balance impairment is suspected, it may be challenging to know the best assessment tools and treatment interventions for the patient’s presentation. Assessment and treatment of balance is most effective when managed as a system, and components of the system are addressed in a systematic way to determine the underlying pathology or pathologies. 

This presentation is the second in a three-part series that discusses a systematic and evidence-based approach to assessing balance with use of the ICF model and evidence-based outcome measures. Learn how to choose (and use) effective balance outcome measures from an expert in the field of vestibular rehabilitation and outcome measurement, then use this knowledge with your patients the next day!

Participants need not have attended the prior session (Balance- More Than Just Standing On One Leg) to benefit from taking this course; the third part of the series will focus on using this systematic approach to create effective balance interventions.          

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

 


Jennifer Stoskus, PT, DPT, NCS

Jennifer Stoskus, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Neurologic Clinical Specialist, and owner of Learn and Move with Dr. Jen in Hoboken, NJ. She also works as the Director of Education and Training at Virtualis, rehabilitation-based virtual reality company focused on advancing current force plate technologies and developing virtual reality products for rehabilitation specialists. Jennifer is a member of the APTA’s Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Vestibular EDGE Task Force, currently focused on a systematic review of outcome measures used in vestibular rehabilitation. She teaches Clinical Neuroscience and related content in adult neurology, postural control assessment, and vestibular rehabilitation at Seton Hall University in New Jersey and Touro College’s Bay Shore campus. Jennifer is excited to begin work with Danit as the Vice-Chair of APTA-NJ’s Vestibular Special interest Group.

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