Wednesday, August 25, 2021

6:30-8:30 pm


ZOOM Class
Prior to class date all registered participants will receive an invite with the Zoom details.

Intervention Design to Optimally Progress Reactive Balance Training (PDF)

Course Objective

  2. Analyze current research findings and the recommendations for Perturbation-Based Balance Training. 
  3. Compare and contrast different assessment techniques to accurately determine patient appropriateness for PBBT. 
  4. Describe the progression of PBBT interventions for patients of varying functional levels to integrate into your current clinical practice. 
  5. Identify different options for equipment use and safe environmental set up to prepare and deliver effective perturbations. 

Registration information


Register online using the form below. Deadline to register is August 23, 2021.
This is a ZOOM class. A link will be sent to the email address you enter below prior to the class. 

Cancellations must be received no later than August 23th for either a full credit to attend a future course, or a refund.


$50: Non students and non URMC affiliates

$25: URMC Affiliates and Students

FREE: Thompson Associates

50% of proceeds benefit Rochester Accessible Adventures(RAA)


For more information call Parker Drumm at 585.396.6050.

Reactive Balance Training Workshop Registration Form


Course Schedule

7:30-8:00  REGISTRATION (continental breakfast provided)
8:00-8:10  Welcome and Announcements
8:10-8:45  Introduction and background
8:45-10:00   Principles of Neuroplasticity and Applications
10:00-10:15  BREAK
10:15-11:45  Locomotion Post-Stroke
11:45-12:45  LUNCH (provided)
12:45-1:00  Announcements
1:00-2:30   Evidence Based Treatment for Locomotor Recovery After Stroke
2:30-2:45   BREAK
2:45-3:45   Locomotor Clinical Practice Guideline update
3:45-5:00  LAB (3 stations with stroke survivors)


Course Student Downloads

Contact hours

UR Medicine Thompson Health is an approved provider for New York State Education Department, Department of Professions for PT/PTA CEUs. Course attendees will earn the following:

  • PT/PTA 2 contact hours or 0.2 CEUs


J.J. Mowder-Tinney PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

J.J. Mowder-Tinney PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

J.J. Mowder-Tinney PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA is a Professor in Physical Therapy at South College. She has been a physical therapist with 25-years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings with the majority of experience with people with neuromuscular deficits. She received Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Board of Clinical Specialties in 2000 and recertified in 2010 and 2020. 

She has extensive training in the areas of Stroke rehabilitation, Spinal Cord injury, Parkinson’s Disease and Balance. She has earned her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) certification from the American Stroke Association and her Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA) from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 

Dr. Mowder-Tinney conducts nationwide seminars on the Treatment of Patients with Neurological Deficits, Spinal Cord Injuries, Balance Challenges and Parkinson’s Disease. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the APTA and in 2021 received the Marilyn Moffat Distinguished Service Award from the NYPTA. 

Intervention Design to Optimally Progress Reactive Balance Training: Translating Research into Clinical Practice