Enhance your continuing educational experience by participating in the Rehab Rally Virtual experience! By popular demand we have created this innovative virtual educational conference for those who desire to attend a live seminar without the headache and expense of traveling. Featuring ability to network and connect with both onsite and online attendees, exhibitors, and the HomeCEUConnection.com team, this online educational event combines the excitement of a live conference with the convenience of a home-study course. This powerhouse event for Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals, takes place from August 24-26th during our live onsite Rehab Rally Conference & Expo and features Rehab Rally speakers & courses.
Attendees can expect an unmatched learning atmosphere with extraordinary video and top-quality audio, making every seat the ‘best seat in the house’! Interactive presentations make subject matter easily embraceable, and the flexibility allows for maximum customization to meet your individual needs.
Join us to complete your continuing education, online without ever leaving the comfort of your couch!
At-a-Glance Session Schedule
Fri. August 24
Sat. August 25
Sun. August 26
9:00am - 1:30pm EST
|Treating Balance and Fall Prevention
for the Geriatric Patient
|Resistive Exercise for Stroke Rehab||Pharmacology: Landmines in Rehabilitation|
2:00pm - 6:30pm EST
|Functional Testing for the Aging Adult||Functional Strength Training for the Aging Spine|
Rehab Rally Virtual Sessions
Choose from any combination of the exciting sessions below or register for them all!
Treating Balance and Fall Prevention for the Geriatric Patient
Friday, August 24th — 9:00am - 1:30pm EST
Geoff Mosley, PT, NCS
Falls are a leading cause of disability and death among the elderly. It is often that the issues leading to a fall are commonly attributed to the effects of aging alone. However, the causes of falls are multifaceted and often include balance and mobility impairments that are a result of disease processes. Many of these impairments are amenable to therapy intervention. In this session we will outline many of the risk factors and impairments leading to fall risk, how to evaluate high risk patients, and ideas for intervention. This course will include discussion of the therapy management of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and specific sensory disorders that lead to imbalance and falls. In addition to addressing risk factors and physical therapy management, we will also go over prevention strategies for both home and institutional settings.
Functional Testing for the Aging Adult
Friday, August 24th — 2:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Jon DeBord, PT, MS, ATC, SCS
Functional Testing for the Aging Adult discusses the relevance, the dependability and the power of frequently-used functional tests for the geriatric population. Tests included in the discussion will comprise of the FIM, the Tinetti Balance and Gait Assessment, the Timed Up and Go, the Berg Balance Measure and several other specific functional tests. Contemporary and significant literature, exploring performance thresholds, sensitivity and preciseness of each test, will be examined.
Resistive Exercise for Stroke Rehab
Saturday, August 25th — 9:00am - 1:30pm EST
Stacey Davis, OTR/L, CKTP
Resistive Exercise for Stroke Rehab is designed to improve the clinical rehabilitation skills using a scientific and systematic approach. The emphasis of this course is to provide scientific information to improve problem-solving skills in order to support evidence-based practice and improve your clinical decision- making skills. This course provides treatment techniques and exercise protocols using resistive bands for therapists involved in neurological rehabilitation. Specific exercises are then introduced including exercises for the UE, LE, and core stabilization techniques to increase overall function as well as balance.
Functional Strength Training for the Aging Spine
Saturday, August 25th — 2:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Shari Kalkstein, PTA, NSCA/CSCS, ACSM-HFS, ACE/CPT, ACE/AHFS
This session will provide you with insight and understanding into some of the physical changes occurring in the spines of older adults. Several degenerative conditions will be discussed along with how to address them through strength training and postural exercises. You will learn how to empower your clients so they can regain their strength, posture and confidence. New approaches and exercises will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced, allowing attendees to immediately adopt and adapt them with their clients.
Pharmacology: Landmines in Rehabilitation
Sunday, August 26th — 9:00am - 1:30pm EST
Chad Hensel, PT, DPT, MHS, CSCS,
This session will increase clinicians comfort level with working around medication effects by presenting key information on pharmacology with many case studies from different practice settings. Chad will lecture on commonly encountered pharmacologics in rehab settings, including pain and cardiac medications, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and anxiolytics (antianxiety drugs). Side effects that can affect rehabilitation through altered coordination, balance, cognition and swallowing will be addressed, along with drug interaction risks.