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PT Management of Postural Instability - Part 2 (Treatment) with CPA Seniors Health Division

PT Management of Postural Instability - Part 2 (Treatment) with CPA Seniors Health Division

PT Management of Postural Instability - Part 2 (Treatment) with CPA Seniors Health Division

Oct 20, 2021 - 19:00 (EDT)
90 minutes

***This Webinar is discounted for the CPA's Senior Division Members, please check your email for your discount code***



This is Part 2 in a two-part webinar series hosted by the Seniors Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). You can register for Part 1 of this webinar series by clicking here.

This live webinar will cover the assessment and treatment of balance problems in older adults. 

This webinar series will provide evidence-informed best practices covering: 

  1. Balance and control systems for postural stability;
  2. Changes with aging that affects balance;
  3. Assessment of postural stability – choosing clinical balance tests; and
  4. Interventions to improve postural stability.


Relevance to Physiotherapy Practice:

Physiotherapy has a very prominent role to play in the assessment and treatment of balance problems and fall prevention strategies. Older adults also represent a growing demographic for physiotherapy care across settings of practice.


Speaker: Dr. Susan Hunter 

Dr. Susan Hunter is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. She practiced clinically as a Physical Therapist in the areas of orthopaedics and geriatrics for 19 years and then completed her Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario evaluating balance assessment to identify fall risk in community-dwelling older adults.

She completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine on cognition, dementia, and falls and has been fully involved in research since 2010. Dr. Hunter’s research interests are the rehabilitation of geriatric patients, particularly the cognitively-impaired older adult, and their experience of falls, frailty, and mobility decline.

She is the Vice-President of the International Association of Physiotherapists working with Older People (IPTOP), a subgroup of World Physiotherapy and past Chair of Seniors’ Health Division in Canadian Physiotherapy Association.


Upon Completing This Webinar Participants Will Be Able To:

  1. Understand and describe the concepts of balance, and essential body systems/components involved in normal balance function.
  2. Identify a variety of balance tests and their measurement properties
  3. Apply key factors of consideration in choosing appropriate balance tests and measures
  4. Develop interventions to improve postural stability


Please note that in order to obtain a certificate of attendance for the Webinar on Physiotherapy Management of Postural Instability, the attendee must attend both Part 1 (Assessment) and Part 2 (Treatment). Please register for the second webinar here. 


Webinar Details: Part 2

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST


  • SHD Members: $10 
  • CPA members: $17 
  • Non-CPA members: $25



Please note: In order to register for free as a CPA Member, you must have authenticated yourself as a CPA Member on Embodia (this is how Embodia knows you are a CPA Member!). Once you have followed the steps below, you will see discounted registration for this webinar once you navigate back to this page. 

To authenticate yourself as a CPA member and start saving on your online continuing education, follow these steps (you only need to do this once):

  1. Click here to login to the CPA website.
  2. Once you’ve logged in, go to the tab at the top called 'Events & Education', then click on PD Marketplace.
  3. Click on the link above the video that says 'Access the PD Markeplace Now!'


The instructors
Seniors' Health Division

The Seniors’ Health Division (SHD) is a special interest group within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. SHD is committed to providing members with services related to older adult health and physiotherapy practice.

It is comprised of physiotherapists from across Canada who work with older adults in a variety of practice settings, including acute geriatric care, geriatric rehabilitative and restorative units, long term care settings, community based and home care settings.

SHD is a member of The International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older Persons.

Vision of the Seniors' Health Division: Older Canadians are moving, moving more and moving better with the help of physiotherapists.

Mission of the Seniors' Health Division: To support our members in providing excellent physiotherapy care to optimize the independence and quality of life of older adults.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
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