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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Balance as a Function of Vision and Proprioception



Lecture Name

Balance as a Function of Vision and Proprioception     $44.93


This lecture is part of the following course:
Golf

Description

This course reviews the four systems that make up balance, vestibular, vision, proprioceptors and muscle strength. Evaluation of the four systems will be presented and evidence based treatment approaches will be reviewed.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 1.50

Rating:   

Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Have a greater appreciation and understanding of the four systems that make up balance.
  2. Apply the concepts of a balance evaluation as it pertains to the performance in golf.
  3. Identify specific testing for the vestibular system hypo-function.
  4. Identify the different functions of the vestibular system as they relate to golf.
  5. Perform special tests to determine deficits in balance.
  6. Identify the exercises to enhance performance and prevent injuries in golf.
  7. Apply the concepts of eccentric training to to protect and enhance muscle strength of the lower leg.
  8. Define the following vestibular functions, saccades, visual pursuit, and vestibular ocular reflex.
  9. Define the use perturbation training to improve balance.
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