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Rehabilitating Geriatric Balance with Evidence-Based Techniques

A Balanced Approach to Fall Prevention with Dr. Theresa Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, DD

Reduce risk of falls. Maximize reimbursement. Achieve functional outcomes. Help your clients regain balance.

Earn 6 CE hours - Only $199.99​

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Do you treat aging clients who suffer from falls or lack of balance?

Discover how to design client-centered programs that achieve functional rehab outcomes for balance, from one of the world's leading physical therapists. Give your clients their independence back - and the ability to stand on their own again.


 What You'll Learn in This Course:

Balance Tests

Vertebral Artery. Timed Up and Go (TUG). Unilateral Stance. 5 Times Sit to Stand (5TSS). Step Test. Functional Reach. Berg Balance Scale (Lab). Falls Efficacy Scale. Falls Risk Self-Assessment. Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale. Besttest. Mini Bestest. Brief Besttest (Lab)

Gait Tests

Timed Up and Go. 6 Minute Walk Test. Figure 8. Modified Gate Efficacy Scale. Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment. Gait Abnormality Rating Scale. Dynamic Gait Index (Lab). Star and Y Balance Tests. Other balance tests. Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment. Gait Abnormality Rating Scale. Dynamic Gait Index (Lab). Star and Y Balance Tests. Other balance tests. 

Balance Rehab

Fall reduction education.

Therapeutic neuromuscular and functional exercise.

Otago. LIFE. Tai Chi. Wii.

Other balance programs. 


Promote balance.

Prevent falls.

Active Balance Clinic (ABC) Program

Epidemiology and Outcomes of Falls

Evidence-based outcomes, reliability, and validity studies on balance tools and interventions

Effect of interventions on fall reduction, rates, and risk.

Balance definitions, systems and strategies

Documentation recommendations





Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nursing Home Administrators, Rehabilitation Managers, Assisted-Living Staff, Long-Term Care Staff, Nurse Managers, Nurses

Continuing Education Credit

Check your board approvals!

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What Your Colleagues are Saying

"I learned a lot about various balance tests that can be used and how to select the best tool. Loved the information on evidence based practice tools to use with patients with dementia."

- Jenny Langston



"Great teaching and review of balance and gait testing, as well as balance exercise and gait programs. Dr. Schmidt was excellent in her presentation! Made the audience feel relaxed and comfortable. She let us practice balance and gait testing, and was extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of fall prevention."


- Paula Dohn

Meet Your Instructor

Theresa Schmidt

Founder of Educise Resources, Inc.
President of Flex Physical Therapy - LI, New York

Dr. Schmidt is Board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS (1994), graduated Long Island University's Masters Program in Physical Therapy with Highest Honors, served as Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and faculty of the Masters Program at Touro College Physical Therapy Programs in New York, New York; at Nassau Community College; and CUNY Queens College.

She completed extensive studies in Orthopedic manual therapies including MFR, Craniosacral Therapy, Muscle Energy, Counterstrain, Joint Mobilization, high velocity thrust, visceral manipulation, acupressure Amma therapy, and therapeutic touch.

Dr. Schmidt received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of New England and has been board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS since 1994. She has presented in over 200 cities across the US for NYAPTA, AMTA/NY, AOTA/IA, IDEA, ACE, New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research, Council of Licensed Physiotherapists, Vyne Education, and private hospitals and clinics. Her website is


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