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Taking Balance to the Limits

Seminar Description:

20 Contact Hours

Do you feel at times that you have designed and delivered the best gait and balance program and yet your patients still have some problems with their balance?

This course goes beyond all you have learned about the effects of speed, strength and range of motion limitations as causes for balance dysfunction. You will leave with an in depth knowledge and skill in the postural dyscontrol, somatosensation and vestibular arenas. The instructor has taught and treated extensively in this area with astounding results with her patients and clinicians. Her skills in this area are unparralled. Take home innovative useable evaluation and treatment techniques that will dramatically change your practice. You and your patients deserve to receive this cutting edge information.

Course Objectives

  1. Analyze the impact of falls on the senior population and identify the primary causes.
  2. Recognize the peripheral and central vestibular system function and anatomical structures.
  3. Thoroughly evaluate the Vestibulo/Ocular system and how it affects elderly with balance dysfunctions.
  4. Identify causes of central and peripheral dizziness, recognize the different mechanisms of recovery and how to impact them with therapeutic intervention
  5. Perform treatment interventions based on an understanding of BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) for the geriatric population.
  6. Demonstrate a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach for postural control by understanding sensory and motor integration.
  7. Create innovative treatment strategies that will effectively address postural control issues in the geriatric patient.
  8. Compare functional tools for gait and balance disorders to achieve the desired outcomes.
  9. Perform evaluations on patients with compromised somatosensory systems and apply appropriate treatment strategies with Anodyne Therapy and sensory integration training.
  10. Plan an effective rehabilitation program, set measurable goals and use appropriate documentation for patients with balance impairments.

Your Instructor

Janene Barber, PT, GTCCS, FSOAE

Janene Barber received her BS from the University of Missouri. Since 1997, she has been specializing in the care and rehabilitation of the geriatric patient in various settings. Ms. Barber was President/owner of Occupational Wellness and St. Charles Physical Therapy Center in Louisiana. In these settings, she was involved in the rehabilitation of patients with compromised balance. She was also an adjunct faculty at LSU and USA – Mobile. In 2003, Ms. Barber joined Gentiva Health Services as Program Director for Gentiva Safe Strides, an extensive and comprehensive balance program. Ms. Barber was responsible for training, development and outcomes with the program. In 2004, she was promoted to Clinical Program Specialist and involved in the development and implementation of Safe Strides nationally. In 2006, Ms. Barber moved into a consulting role with Optimum Balance to continue development and implementation of programs to accommodate the increasing need to reduce the risk of falls in the senior population.

For Mail/Email/Fax registrations, click here or call us at 877-794-7328.

Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.


Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.

Registration Cost

Early Bird = $50 discount

Regular = $545

Late Fee = add $25

Shreveport, LA – October 10-11, 2020

Early Bird (thru 8/13/20) = $495

Regular (8/14/20 – 9/16/20) = $545

Late Fee (9/17/20 – 9/30/20) = $570

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