This course will briefly review the human balance system, common balance disorders and the aging process as related to balance. Complementary approaches to improving and maintaining balance will be reviewed.
Course created on May 5, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the primary sensory and motor systems involved in maintaining balance.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the characteristics of common balance disorders in adults and children, including neurological disorders impacting movement and balance.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe complimentary approaches to treating balance disorders and maintaining balance, including yoga and tai chi.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and the Human Balance System|
|5-10 Minutes||Common Balance Disorders in Adults and Pediatrics. Why does balance decline in older adults?|
|10-15 Minutes||Common Western Approaches to Evaluation and Treatment|
|15-35 Minutes||Introduction to the Yoga Practice and the Science Behind Yoga Benefits|
|35-50 Minutes||Introduction to Tai Chi and the Science Behind Benefits|
|50-55 Minutes||Integrating Complementary Approaches into Patient Care and Education|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Gail Padish Clarin
Gail Padish Clarin completed her undergraduate and masters degrees at Indiana University and her AuD at A.T. Still University. She has over 30 years of experience in the audiology profession including clinical, training, and leadership roles in non-profit and for-profit settings. She has taught a variety of online and residential courses for AuD candidates, as a faculty member for A.T. Still University, Arizona State University, and Indiana University. She has published and presented on a variety of clinical topics. She is a Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor and a student of tai chi. Gail has a special interest in complementary modalities for maintaining balance in the aging adult. In her free time, Gail enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and practicing yoga.
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