ARTICLE13: The Influence of Postural Control on Functional Vision Efficiency
Presented By: W. Michael Magrun, M.S., OTR

2 Contact Hours - 0.20 CEUs - 2.00 PDUs
$15.00 per person
Course Description
The goal of visual-motor intervention is to match the visual and postural systems for the best resultant functional performance. Just as vision therapy can change postural reactions and improve postural efficiencies, postural intervention can change visual function and improve visual efficiency. These two systems must be simultaneously appreciated, assessed and treated for the best possible outcomes. There must be a progressive re-matching of the visual-postural systems toward an ever increasing efficiency. Distorted vision and other functional vision deficiencies do result in inefficient and abnormal postural responses, however without postural intervention in specific areas, visual intervention alone cannot completely ameliorate the dysfunctional condition, and may in some circumstances contribute to more musculoskeletal and postural-functional inefficiencies.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the relationship between postural control and visual efficiency.
2. Describe the importance of postural assessment prior to visual intervention strategies.
3. Identify musculoskeletal factors that can interfere with functional vision efficiency.
4. Identify the benefits of combining physical handling with vision intervention.
5. Describe the "Fulcrum Concept."
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/no prerequisites required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. Approved by the New York State PT Board, California PT Board, Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals.
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Target Audience
Occupational, physical, speech therapists and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at
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