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Online: PT09: Balance and Falls: The Physiology of Aging
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Presenters: Susan L Whitney, PT, PhD, NCS, FAPTA

Price: $54 Member | $89 Nonmember (price subject to change)
CEU: 0.3 CEUs (3.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
Course Level: Intermediate
Publication Date: September 2009


Overview | Objectives | Presenters Bios | CEU Information | System Requirements


From PT 2009: APTA’s Annual Conference and Exposition, this course provides you with the current research in balance and falls, emphasizing the physiology of aging and its impact on function. It also identifies predictors of falls in the aging population.

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After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Describe the physiological changes that occur with aging and how those changes impact on function.
  • Discuss the most current research related to falls and why falls occur commonly in older adults.

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Presenter's Bio

Susan L Whitney, PT, PhD, NCS, FAPTA, is an associate professor in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her professional physical therapy education from Temple University and her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh. Sr. Whitney maintains an active clinical practice with an emphasis on people with imbalance. Her research focuses on the assessment and treatment of vestibular disorders and the examination of the clinical tools used to assess balance dysfunction and treatment outcome. Her current research, examining the use of virtual reality techniques for people with balance disorders is both intriguing and innovative.

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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.3 CEUs (3.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 0.3 Units
  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 14S1962
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 3 Category B Hours
  • Pennsylvania: Approved - 1 DA, 2 GEN
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX

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System Requirements
Online Course: This course consists of a narrated PowerPoint® presentation, interactive knowledge checks, and a posttest.
Computer System Requirements

Recommended Internet Connection:  The PT 2009 Revisited courses are presented using streaming video technology.  We recommend users have at least a high-speed cable or DSL connection.  Dial up modems and/or Satellite Internet connections are not recommended.

Please click one of the demo links below to see if you are able to view the content prior to purchasing this course.

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$89.00 $54.00