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Balance Domains Part 3: Dynamic Stability & Biomechanical Issues

presented by Andrea E. Ecsedy PT

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This course series is a practical interpretation of balance research with real-world applications supporting current evidence. This lecture is Part three of a three-part series describing and applying the Domains Approach to balance. This section will cover the final two domains: stability during gait and sitting and the biomechanical elements that affect balance. Standardized tests that can be utilized to test each of these domains will be presented as well as treatment interventions ideas.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Andrea E. Ecsedy PT, DPT, NCS

    Andrea Ecsedy, PT, DPT, NCS currently works SavaSeniorCare Consulting, LLC as the National Director of Evidence-based Practice. Dr. Ecsedy has 33 years of clinical experience and has been a Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist for 25 years. Her clinical focus has been in the areas of balance and vestibular dysfunction, stroke and Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury. She has extensive teaching background to include guest lecturing at several University Physical Therapy curriculums as well as teaching a multitude of continuing education courses on topics of gait analysis, spasticity management and electrical stimulation.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Stability During Gait and Sitting

    1. Stability During Gait and Sitting

    Comparisons of balance strategies between sitting and standing will be covered. Standardized tests that are appropriate o test this domain will be covered. Suggestions for treatment strategies for each area will be discussed and documentation examples presented.

  2. Biomechanical Strength and Power

    2. Biomechanical Strength and Power

    The most common areas of weakness that directly affect balance will be covered. Evidence specific to the geriatric population will be the focus of this section. Treatment ideas and documentation examples will also be covered, as well as best tests and standardized measures to evaluate this domain.

  3. Range of Motion and Posture: The Evidence

    3. Range of Motion and Posture: The Evidence

    Chapter three outlines how range of motion is correlated with balance dysfuncion. Evaluation and treatment suggestions as well as documentation examples will be provided.

  4. Endurance: the Evidence and Clinical Application

    4. Endurance: the Evidence and Clinical Application

    Evidence is presented on how deficits in this area directly affect balance. Evaluation and treatment suggestions as well as documentation examples will be provided.