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Continuing Education

Stroke Rehabilitation: Balance Assessment and Novel Interventions

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Where: Allied Health Building, 100 Penn Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Instructor: Vicki Gray MPT, PhD
CEU: Approved for 6 contact hours by the MD Board of PT Examiners; approved by Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 6.0 contact hours applying to occupational therapy principles and procedures (COMAR (7)(8)) for the completion of this program
Price: Free to CIs with voucher, $100 for CIs without voucher, $100 for PTRS alumni, $175 for non-affiliates
Behavioral objectives:

  1. Identify major risk factors that contribute to falls.
  2. Evaluate outcome measures that examine the recovery of balance: static, volitional and reactive.
  3. Discuss current and novel training approaches to improve balance control and reduce falls in chronic stroke.

Course Description:
Deficits in postural and balance control lead to instability, falls, injuries and diminished quality of living. After a stroke, this is a major problem. Therefore, assessment and intervention approaches to enhance balance function, restore mobility, and prevent falls are a major focus of physical therapy practice. This course will provide a review of recent advances in the understanding of balance control that have led to new concepts for developing assessment and intervention approaches including 1) emphasis on protective stepping strategies, 2) evaluating directional vulnerability to balance loss, and 3) the effectiveness of external perturbation training compared to voluntary movement training.


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University of Maryland PTRS

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University of Maryland PTRS 
Attn: Rachel Skolky
100 Penn Street Suite 115
Baltimore, MD 21201

Questions specific to Continuing Education courses please contact Rachel Skolky at or 410-706-2163.

Important information regarding Continuing Education Seminars: 

  • Parking is NOT included with the registration fee. All attendees are responsible for parking fees.
  • The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science reserves the right to make changes to the content, time, and location up until the day of the seminar.

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