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The Canadian Academy of Audiology Conference & Exhibition

October 21-24, 2015
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Contact: (800) 264-5106, Email

The Clinical Science of Vestibular Rehabilitation

January 16, 2016
Madison, WI
Instructor: Colin R. Grove, PT, MS, NCS
Contact: 608.265.0109, Email
About the Event

This course is an intermediate- to advanced-level course designed for providers with experience in vestibular rehabilitation and a particular interest in translating basic and applied science related to vestibular rehabilitation into best clinical practice. Prior attendance of basic and/or intermediate-level courses in vestibular rehabilitation is recommended. Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of vestibular anatomy and physiology, the pathophysiology of specific vestibular disorders, and the primary intervention strategies involved in vestibular rehabilitation. Course content goes beyond surveying pathological conditions; discussing differential diagnosis; instructing standardized tests and measures; and selecting interventions such as hip strategies, VOR x 1 and 2; and practicing how to perform repositioning maneuvers. Each segment of this course will provide unique perspective from clinical and translational points of view. Content also emphasizes the scientific basis of vestibular rehabilitation and the fine points that characterize best practice. The concepts presented in this course are designed to help clinicians deepen their understanding of vestibular rehabilitation and provide advanced-level care to achieve optimal outcomes for even the most complex patients. Participants are encouraged to use a laptop computer and/or a smartphone in order to take advantage of interactive technology to enhance audience engagement and learning.

The 33rd World Congress of Audiology

September 18-21, 2016
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Contact: (800) 264-5106

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Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evidence-Based Evaluation and treatment to decrease dizziness and restore balance

September 11-12, 2015
Houston, TX
Instructor: Brady Whetten, DPT, GCS
Contact: (800) 791-0262, Email
About the Event

Dizziness and imbalance are the most common complaint for older adults to their physicians, and individuals with dizziness are 12 times more likely to fall. This is a major problem for our health care system as a whole. While complaints of dizziness increase with age, people of all ages are at risk for developing dizziness and vertigo. Regardless of the treatment population you work with, there is a very strong likelihood that you will come across individuals that complain of dizziness and imbalance. Don’t get caught spinning!! You can make a difference and improve the quality of life for your patients that suffer from these conditions. You can change their brain! The purpose of this course is to equip you with the tools you need to correctly identify and treat common causes of dizziness and imbalance. The focus will be on the peripheral vestibular system, with discussion of differential diagnosis with central vestibular pathologies and non-vestibular causes of dizziness. We will discuss in depth evidence-based outcome measures with the aim of guiding interventions to help patients with dizziness and imbalance reach their optimal potential. Video case studies and lab sessions will be included to facilitate immediate clinical application.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders

September 12-13, 2015
Framingham, MA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD
Contact: 508-359-6533, Email
About the Event

Symptoms of “dizziness” are the number 3 reason individuals over the age of 65 seek medical attention. It becomes the number 1 reason for seeking care in individuals over the age of 70. Medical or surgical management is often not indicated or helpful, but many of these individuals do benefit from vestibular rehabilitation techniques. In addition, 50% of the individuals over the age of 65 with dizziness will develop a particular form of vertigo that can be alleviated with one simple therapy treatment. These individuals with vertigo and dysequilibrium represent a large patient population for physical and occupational therapy.

Days one and two will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. Day three will focus on cervicogenic dizziness.

Specific emphasis will be placed on the assessment and treatment of unilateral and bilateral vestibular hypofunction, benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo, central vestibular disorders, and multisensory dizziness. This information is applicable to a large patient population including geriatric patients as well as individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injury.

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation (Unlocking the Mysteries of Dizziness and Disequilibrium)

September 19-20, 2015
Torrance (Los Angeles County, near Redondo Beach), CA
Instructor: Wendy Wood PT, DPT, GCS
Contact: (949)444-9917, Email
About the Event

In this two day seminar, you will learn effective evaluation and treatment strategies for patients with complaints of dizziness and/ or imbalance.  These disorders affect all age groups, and thus, these patients are seen in a variety of settings including acute care, SNF, ER, Rehab, home health, and outpatient.  Research has found individuals with dizziness may have a 12 fold risk for falling.  Yet, patients may see four to five medical providers before their problems are correctly identified.  The course begins with an overview of vestibular anatomy/ physiology, sensory integration of equilibrium, postural control mechanisms, and medical management. The attendees will learn differential diagnosis and clinical decision making strategies.  Hands on lab sessions are integrated throughout the coures to allow practice of specific tests, maneuvers, and vestibular exercises.  Video case studies and demonstrations are presented to highten learning.  Clinicians will leave the course armed with tools for immediate application of evidenced-based assessments and treatments for dizziness, vertigo, and balance dysfunction.  A comprehensive  workbook is included which includes evaluation materials, forms, and vestibular exercises.  The seminar is offered to phyiscal therapists, physical therapist's assistants, occupational therapists, and certified occupational therapy assistants.  BPPV and vestibular hypofunction will be covered in great depth. 

Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based 5 day Course

September 19-23, 2015
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, Australia
Instructor: Profs Susan Herdman, Rick Clendaniel & Faculty
Contact: +61 8 90715055, Email
About the Event

This intense, evidence-based, five-day course is designed for physical therapists, occupational therapists and MDs with experience treating patients/clients with vestibular deficits. The course consists of lecture and laboratory sessions with additional self-study sessions. All participants will be expected to demonstrate assessment skills to faculty including: oculomotor examination with emphasis on the identification of nystagmus and canal involvement; and balance and gait, fall risk and functional assessments. Participants will also be expected to demonstrate appropriate treatment procedures for BPPV affecting posterior, anterior and horizontal canals for both cupulolithiasis and canalithiasis, for unilateral and bilateral peripheral vestibular disorders, and for central vestibular disorders including traumatic brain injury and stroke. Emphasis will be on utilizing assessment results to develop an effective treatment plan. The course will include written, video and practical examinations. It is strongly recommended that participants have experience treating people with vestibular deficits and/or have completed a previous vestibular course. Two certificates are given in this course – one for attendance and one for achievement. It is our intent that the certificate of achievement signifies that, at the time the course was given, the student demonstrated proper performance of certain skills (based on practical exams) and understood basic information (based on two written exams) related to vestibular rehabilitation. The granting of the achievement certificate in no way certifies that the student retains those skills and knowledge or applies them appropriately in the future.

A Dynamic Systems Approach to Neurological Rehabilitation

September 26-27, 2015
Mission Hills, CA
Instructor: Jennifer Goff, MSPT, NCS, CLT, CVT
Contact: (800) 300-5512 , Email
About the Event

This 2-day intermediate level course is a comprehensive presentation focusing on rehabilitation for the neurological patient. Lecture and lab will be combined to cover many topics using a dynamic systems approach. The basic concepts of PNF, NDT, motor learning, forced use, sensory and manual cueing, and the promotion of neuroplasticity will be reviewed. The causes of and treatment for altered muscular tone will be explored. The clinician will learn how the sensory systems affect motor performance and will be given exercise protocols to enhance motor outcomes using each system. Detailed information will be provided on how to utilize one system to help heal another. The course will cover therapeutic approaches for the neurological patient for: strengthening, conditioning, balance, coordination, functional mobility, edema management, incontinence and constipation. Complimentary approaches including yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, acupuncture, meditation, and visualization will be thoroughly discussed. The disease processes, current research, and treatment protocols for the special needs of patients with CVA, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, and Post Polio Syndrome will be covered. The clinician will leave this course with many exercise protocols specific for these diagnoses and will also be able to take the knowledge learned and immediately apply it to a full spectrum of neurological patients.

A Dynamic Systems Approach to Neurological Rehabilitation

September 26-27, 2015
Mission Hills, CA
Instructor: Jennifer Goff, MSPT, NCS, CLT, CVT
Contact: (800) 300-5512 , Email
About the Event

This 2-day intermediate level course is a comprehensive presentation focusing on rehabilitation for the neurological patient. Lecture and lab will be combined to cover many topics using a dynamic systems approach. The basic concepts of PNF, NDT, motor learning, forced use, sensory and manual cueing, and the promotion of neuroplasticity will be reviewed. The causes of and treatment for altered muscular tone will be explored. The clinician will learn how the sensory systems affect motor performance and will be given exercise protocols to enhance motor outcomes using each system. Detailed information will be provided on how to utilize one system to help heal another. The course will cover therapeutic approaches for the neurological patient for: strengthening, conditioning, balance, coordination, functional mobility, edema management, incontinence and constipation. Complimentary approaches including yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, acupuncture, meditation, and visualization will be thoroughly discussed. The disease processes, current research, and treatment protocols for the special needs of patients with CVA, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, and Post Polio Syndrome will be covered. The clinician will leave this course with many exercise protocols specific for these diagnoses and will also be able to take the knowledge learned and immediately apply it to a full spectrum of neurological patients.

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

September 26-27, 2015
Chicago, IL
Instructor: Laurie Swan, PhD, DPT, PT, CEEAA
Contact: (800) 210-5856, Email
About the Event

This class focuses on providing an excellent framework for the clinician to effectively treat vestibular disorders. Like all of our courses, this vestibular physical therapy continuing education course focuses on teaching clinicians to actually treat disorders in this rapidly expanding area. One of the strengths of this course is that it applies to clinicians without any vestibular experience, providing ample tools to treat vestibular disorders, while still maintaining the interest and expanding the capabilities of clinicians more experienced in the field of Vestibular Rehabilitation. BPPV is covered at great length in this course.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

September 26-27, 2015
Newport News, VA
Instructor: Jennifer Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

Learn evaluation and treatment protocols most appropriate for medically complex older persons with neurological dysfunction. This course will focus on clinical decision making to prioritize key exam findings and develop appropriate treatment strategies in light of complex presentations and co-morbidities. Modifying functional mobility training and therapeutic exercise will be discussed. Evidence-based information on specific neurological assessment and treatment of older clients with Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, balance and gait disorders, neuro-sensory pathologies, and pain problems will be provided. An evaluative model for looking at neurological dysfunction from a complex medical perspective across the spectrum of care will be addressed. The major pathologies that will be highlighted include Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Vascular Accidents, and the neurological manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease. A focus on balance and falls, functional mobility, evaluation of numerous causes of dizziness and physical changes, and treatment interventions aimed at decreasing the incidence of falls will also be included.

Vestibular Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study

September 26, 2015
Tacoma, WA
Instructor: Barry Morgan, PT
Contact: (800) 300-5512 , Email
About the Event

This one day intermediate level course blends homestudy training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online access face to face interactive instruction including hands on lab sessions. The course has been carefully designed to maximize the learning experience by combining the self-paced online/DVD home study material with a focused hands-on training session in the classroom.

This course will provide the practitioner algorithmic problem solving skills needed to evaluate and treat dizziness and imbalance. A major emphasis will be placed on how to develop differential diagnosis skills when performing a comprehensive evaluation for a variety of vestibular diagnoses. Significant time will also be focused on developing an effective adaptable progressive plan of care with successful outcomes. A variety of current patient case studies will be thoroughly evaluated to assist with putting all the information together in a practical manner. Extensive time is provided for the evidence based reasoning behind the utilization of specific evaluation and treatment techniques, in additon to hands on laboratory sessions to master the ability to perform each evaluation and treatment technique.

Integrative hands-on labs are interspersed throughout the day and will allow participants to practice and easily apply evaluation techniques and treatment strategies to their clinical practice with these populations. This course will prepare the clinician to evaluate and treat with minimal equipment.

Supporting written material is provided for the online as well as live training sessions, and a detailed DVD is provided for self-paced offline learning and reference. Specifically, participants will receive a comprehensive manual containing information on the evidence-based practice of vestibular rehabilitaiton and a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online access.This course is offered to Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Physician Assistants.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

September 26-27, 2015
Jacksonville, FL
Instructor: Jeff Walter PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 636-536-0272, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders.

The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills.

The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office/bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format.

The course is intended to enhance the clinician's ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

September 26-27, 2015
Stamford, CT
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: (800) 300-5512 , Email
About the Event

This two-day intermediate level course provides the fundamentals for evaluating and treating vestibular dysfunction. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as central nervous system interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinicians ability to properly perform testing techniques for vestibular disorders. Quite often the -missing link- in the management of a clients complaints lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assist the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional ability. Options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies are thoroughly discussed.

The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with limitations in balance or sensory integration. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply this information in the clinical setting.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. An extensive laboratory component is designed to provide clinicians with skills required for the treatment of their balance and vestibular patients.

Treating Complex Neuro and Geriatric Patients: Falls Prevention & Balance

October 2-3, 2015
Johns Creek, GA
Instructor: Carole Burnett, Pt, Ed.M, DSc
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

In this intensive treatment course you will learn to use evidence based interventions for improving balance, preventing falls, promoting strength and function in geriatric and neurologic patients. A key focus is learning to select and use the most appropriate tools for assessing balance/ risk of falls and evaluating function. Participants will examine the relationship between cognition, the sensory system and balance control problems and will apply motor control interventions and motor learning concepts to specific conditions. Focus is on effective evidence based treatment strategies to prevent falls and re-admission, improve functional balance and mobility and optimize the environment for patients with balance problems, including the elderly, those with stroke, Parkinson’s disease and medically complex conditions across the continuum of care.

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

October 3-4, 2015
Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Laurie Swan, PhD, DPT, PT, CEEAA
Contact: (800) 210-5856, Email
About the Event

This class focuses on providing an excellent framework for the clinician to effectively treat vestibular disorders. Like all of our courses, this vestibular physical therapy continuing education course focuses on teaching clinicians to actually treat disorders in this rapidly expanding area. One of the strengths of this course is that it applies to clinicians without any vestibular experience, providing ample tools to treat vestibular disorders, while still maintaining the interest and expanding the capabilities of clinicians more experienced in the field of Vestibular Rehabilitation. BPPV is covered at great length in this course.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certfication Workshop

October 9-11, 2015
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.
Contact: 727-398-5728, Email
About the Event

Learn how to treat dizzy patients efficiently and effectively using evidence based protocols from the leading experts in vestibular science.

Early Bird Registration Pricing, $795, Save $100 - Ends 9/9/15

A Fresh Perspective in Geriatric Fall Prevention: Dizziness, Incontinence and Neuropathy

October 10-11, 2015
San Diego, CA
Instructor: Kimberley Bell, DPT
Contact: 863-225-2623, Email
About the Event
This 12-hour course for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants is inspired by Dr. Kimberley Bell's rich clinical expertise and evidence-based geriatric fall prevention best practices, developed through: 
  • Treating and/or consulting on over 1,750 cases of older adults with dizziness, vertigo, imbalance or unexplained repeated falls
  • Actively mentoring over 50 geriatric physical therapists world-wide
  • Volunteering for more than 7 years in her public health role as the Co-Chair of the San Diego County Fall Prevention Task Force
This course represents part of Dr. Bell's core, comprehensive curriculum, "The Bell Method."  She recommends that all course participants consider enrolling in "Differential Diagnosis of Dizziness, Vertigo and Dysequilibrium" to learn how to perform a detailed assessment and development of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with complaints of dizziness and vertigo.

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation in Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

October 10-11, 2015
Staten Island, NY
Instructor: Gaye Cronin, OTD, OTR
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

The course will focus on assessment and treatment for vestibular, sensory organization, ocular motor, reflex integration, postural stability, and otolithic displacement and is designed for professionals working with patients with post concussion syndrome (PCS). The Centers for Disease Control reports that four million sports and recreation related concussions occur every year, and many are not reported. Post concussion syndrome related to mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can result in peripheral and central vestibular pathway dysfunction and without intervention, vestibular symptoms can be some of the most persistent and impairing. The course covers the assessment and treatment of the symptoms of visual blurring, imbalance, vertigo, dizziness, postural instability, neuromuscular impairments, attention deficits and difficulties with motor planning and dual tasking that present in post concussion syndrome. The interventions presented are appropriate for injured athletes, wounded warriors, traumatic accident victims, injured athletes with delayed symptoms, elderly fallers. Learn treatment techniques that can positively affect the patient’s motor skills, neuromuscular status, balance, perceptual skills, tolerances of motion, safety, return to lifestyles, and prevention of future injures. Treatment techniques, video case demonstrations, and interactive lab practice will be included.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

October 10-11, 2015
Ft Myers, FL
Instructor: Jeff Walter PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 636-536-0272, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders.

The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills.

The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office/bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format.

The course is intended to enhance the clinician's ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

October 10-11, 2015
San Jose, CA
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: (800) 300-5512 , Email
About the Event

This two-day intermediate level course provides the fundamentals for evaluating and treating vestibular dysfunction. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as central nervous system interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinicians ability to properly perform testing techniques for vestibular disorders. Quite often the -missing link- in the management of a clients complaints lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assist the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional ability. Options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies are thoroughly discussed.

The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with limitations in balance or sensory integration. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply this information in the clinical setting.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. An extensive laboratory component is designed to provide clinicians with skills required for the treatment of their balance and vestibular patients.

Post Concussion Syndrome

October 16-17, 2015
Washington, D.C.
Instructor: Christina Finn, MS, OTR/L
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This course will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post concussion syndrome. This course will focus on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to all daily tasks will be highlighted. Participants will engage in clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion. This course is relevant for therapists working with individuals of all ages including school aged children, young adults, and older adults who may have sustained a concussion as a result of fall, MVA, sports injury, or accident.

Evaluation & Management of Dizziness and Imbalance

October 23-24, 2015
Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: David Zee, MD & A. Tucker Gleason, PhD
Contact: Email

Vestibular Rehabilitation

October 23-24, 2015
Avon, IN
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinician’s ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

October 24-25, 2015
San Francisco, CA
Instructor: Laurie Swan, PhD, DPT, PT, CEEAA
Contact: (800) 210-5856, Email
About the Event

This class focuses on providing an excellent framework for the clinician to effectively treat vestibular disorders. Like all of our courses, this vestibular physical therapy continuing education course focuses on teaching clinicians to actually treat disorders in this rapidly expanding area. One of the strengths of this course is that it applies to clinicians without any vestibular experience, providing ample tools to treat vestibular disorders, while still maintaining the interest and expanding the capabilities of clinicians more experienced in the field of Vestibular Rehabilitation. BPPV is covered at great length in this course.

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation (Unlocking the Mysteries of Dizziness and Disequilibrium)

October 24-25, 2015
Burbank (near Hollywood), CA
Instructor: Wendy Wood PT, DPT, GCS
Contact: (949)444-9917, Email
About the Event

In this two day seminar, you will learn effective evaluation and treatment strategies for patients with complaints of dizziness and/ or imbalance.  These disorders affect all age groups, and thus, these patients are seen in a variety of settings including acute care, SNF, ER, Rehab, home health, and outpatient.  Research has found individuals with dizziness may have a 12 fold risk for falling.  Yet, patients may see four to five medical providers before their problems are correctly identified.  The course begins with an overview of vestibular anatomy/ physiology, sensory integration of equilibrium, postural control mechanisms, and medical management. The attendees will learn differential diagnosis and clinical decision making strategies.  Hands on lab sessions are integrated throughout the coures to allow practice of specific tests, maneuvers, and vestibular exercises.  Video case studies and demonstrations are presented to highten learning.  Clinicians will leave the course armed with tools for immediate application of evidenced-based assessments and treatments for dizziness, vertigo, and balance dysfunction.  A comprehensive  workbook is included which includes evaluation materials, forms, and vestibular exercises.  The seminar is offered to phyiscal therapists, physical therapist's assistants, occupational therapists, and certified occupational therapy assistants.  BPPV and vestibular hypofunction will be covered in great depth. 

Vestibular Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study

October 24, 2015
Escondido, CA
Instructor: Barry Morgan, PT
Contact: (800) 300-5512 , Email
About the Event

This one day intermediate level course blends homestudy training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online access face to face interactive instruction including hands on lab sessions. The course has been carefully designed to maximize the learning experience by combining the self-paced online/DVD home study material with a focused hands-on training session in the classroom.

This course will provide the practitioner algorithmic problem solving skills needed to evaluate and treat dizziness and imbalance. A major emphasis will be placed on how to develop differential diagnosis skills when performing a comprehensive evaluation for a variety of vestibular diagnoses. Significant time will also be focused on developing an effective adaptable progressive plan of care with successful outcomes. A variety of current patient case studies will be thoroughly evaluated to assist with putting all the information together in a practical manner. Extensive time is provided for the evidence based reasoning behind the utilization of specific evaluation and treatment techniques, in additon to hands on laboratory sessions to master the ability to perform each evaluation and treatment technique.

Integrative hands-on labs are interspersed throughout the day and will allow participants to practice and easily apply evaluation techniques and treatment strategies to their clinical practice with these populations. This course will prepare the clinician to evaluate and treat with minimal equipment.

Supporting written material is provided for the online as well as live training sessions, and a detailed DVD is provided for self-paced offline learning and reference. Specifically, participants will receive a comprehensive manual containing information on the evidence-based practice of vestibular rehabilitaiton and a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online access.This course is offered to Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Physician Assistants.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

October 25-26, 2015
Chestnut Hills, MA
Instructor: Jennifer Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

Learn evaluation and treatment protocols most appropriate for medically complex older persons with neurological dysfunction. This course will focus on clinical decision making to prioritize key exam findings and develop appropriate treatment strategies in light of complex presentations and co-morbidities. Modifying functional mobility training and therapeutic exercise will be discussed. Evidence-based information on specific neurological assessment and treatment of older clients with Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, balance and gait disorders, neuro-sensory pathologies, and pain problems will be provided. An evaluative model for looking at neurological dysfunction from a complex medical perspective across the spectrum of care will be addressed. The major pathologies that will be highlighted include Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Vascular Accidents, and the neurological manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease. A focus on balance and falls, functional mobility, evaluation of numerous causes of dizziness and physical changes, and treatment interventions aimed at decreasing the incidence of falls will also be included.

Vestibular Integration Strategies One Day Live Course Combined with an Online DVD Home Study

November 6, 2015
Chicago, IL
Instructor: Barry Morgan, PT
Contact: (800) 300-5512 , Email
About the Event

This one day intermediate level course blends homestudy training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online access face to face interactive instruction including hands on lab sessions. The course has been carefully designed to maximize the learning experience by combining the self-paced online/DVD home study material with a focused hands-on training session in the classroom.

This course will provide the practitioner algorithmic problem solving skills needed to evaluate and treat dizziness and imbalance. A major emphasis will be placed on how to develop differential diagnosis skills when performing a comprehensive evaluation for a variety of vestibular diagnoses. Significant time will also be focused on developing an effective adaptable progressive plan of care with successful outcomes. A variety of current patient case studies will be thoroughly evaluated to assist with putting all the information together in a practical manner. Extensive time is provided for the evidence based reasoning behind the utilization of specific evaluation and treatment techniques, in additon to hands on laboratory sessions to master the ability to perform each evaluation and treatment technique.

Integrative hands-on labs are interspersed throughout the day and will allow participants to practice and easily apply evaluation techniques and treatment strategies to their clinical practice with these populations. This course will prepare the clinician to evaluate and treat with minimal equipment.

Supporting written material is provided for the online as well as live training sessions, and a detailed DVD is provided for self-paced offline learning and reference. Specifically, participants will receive a comprehensive manual containing information on the evidence-based practice of vestibular rehabilitaiton and a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online access.This course is offered to Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Physician Assistants.

A Fresh Perspective in Geriatric Fall Prevention: Dizziness, Incontinence and Neuropathy

November 7-8, 2015
San Diego, CA
Instructor: Kimberley Bell, DPT
Contact: 863-225-2623, Email
About the Event

This 12-hour course for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants is inspired by Dr. Kimberley Bell's rich clinical expertise and evidence-based geriatric fall prevention best practices, developed through: 

  • Treating and/or consulting on over 1,750 cases of older adults with dizziness, vertigo, imbalance or unexplained repeated falls
  • Actively mentoring over 50 geriatric physical therapists world-wide
  • Volunteering for more than 7 years in her public health role as the Co-Chair of the San Diego County Fall Prevention Task Force

This course represents part of Dr. Bell's core, comprehensive curriculum, "The Bell Method."  She recommends that all course participants consider enrolling in "Differential Diagnosis of Dizziness, Vertigo and Dysequilibrium" to learn how to perform a detailed assessment and development of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with complaints of dizziness and vertigo.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

November 7-8, 2015
Alexandria, VA
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinician’s ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

 

Event URL: educationresourcesinc.com/course-details?courseid=12

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced Intensive Labs

November 7-8, 2015
Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, Ph.D
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

The course will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and dysequilibrium from unusual vestibular causes. The course is designed for clinicians (PT & OT) with prior vestibular rehabilitation course work and clinical experience. Material covered will include advanced techniques for treating anterior and horizontal canal BPPV, central causes of dizziness (including concussion), identification and treatment of cervicogenic dizziness, chronic subjective dizziness, migraine and other unusual vestibular disorders. As vestibular disorders occur across the lifespan and with various disorders, this information is applicable to a large patient population with symptoms of dizziness. As vestibular disorders occur across the lifespan and with various disorders, this information is applicable to a large patient population with symptoms of dizziness.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evidence-Based Evaluation and treatment to decrease dizziness and restore balance

November 7-8, 2015
West Orange, NJ,
Instructor: Brady Whetten, DPT, GCS
Contact: Email
About the Event

Dizziness and imbalance are the most common complaint for older adults to their physicians, and individuals with dizziness are 12 times more likely to fall. This is a major problem for our health care system as a whole. While complaints of dizziness increase with age, people of all ages are at risk for developing dizziness and vertigo. Regardless of the treatment population you work with, there is a very strong likelihood that you will come across individuals that complain of dizziness and imbalance. Don’t get caught spinning!! You can make a difference and improve the quality of life for your patients that suffer from these conditions. You can change their brain! The purpose of this course is to equip you with the tools you need to correctly identify and treat common causes of dizziness and imbalance. The focus will be on the peripheral vestibular system, with discussion of differential diagnosis with central vestibular pathologies and non-vestibular causes of dizziness. We will discuss in depth evidence-based outcome measures with the aim of guiding interventions to help patients with dizziness and imbalance reach their optimal potential. Video case studies and lab sessions will be included to facilitate immediate clinical application.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

November 11-13, 2015
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.
Contact: 727-398-5728, Email
About the Event

This three-day certification workshop presents rehabilitation and therapy protocols to meet identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders.

Includes:

- An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology

- Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium

- Disorders affecting vestibular function

- Extensive training materials for therapy programs

- Using VRT protocols and creating patient-centered therapy

- Comprehensive Workbook includes vestibular exercises, evaluation materials and much more.

Treating Complex Neuro and Geriatric Patients: Falls Prevention & Balance

November 13-14, 2015
Scranton, PA
Instructor: Carole Burnett, Pt, Ed.M, DSc
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

In this intensive treatment course you will learn to use evidence based interventions for improving balance, preventing falls, promoting strength and function in geriatric and neurologic patients. A key focus is learning to select and use the most appropriate tools for assessing balance/ risk of falls and evaluating function. Participants will examine the relationship between cognition, the sensory system and balance control problems and will apply motor control interventions and motor learning concepts to specific conditions. Focus is on effective evidence based treatment strategies to prevent falls and re-admission, improve functional balance and mobility and optimize the environment for patients with balance problems, including the elderly, those with stroke, Parkinson’s disease and medically complex conditions across the continuum of care.

VESTIBULAR TESTING: TODAY’S ADVANCES

November 13-14, 2015
Madrid, Spain
Instructor: Prof & Dr. Nicholas Perez, Prof & Dr. Michael Halmagi and Prof & Dr. Ian Curthoys
Contact: 948 25 54 00 (ext. 4671), Email
About the Event

Scientific advances as well as efficient solutions is a desirable need for all health professional.

In Balance Testing, whatever additional testing complement is necessary to improve objectivity and appropriate treatment for patients with given symptoms.

ICS Impulse from GN Otometrics, gives you an advance and objective evaluation of the six semi-circular canals in just 15 minutes. Techniques employed in the ICS Impulse have been improved by Drs. Hamalgyi and Curthoys. Its validation has been compared against the Scleral Search Coi, the Gold Standard for the vestibular ocular reflex test (VOR).

The vestibular ocular reflex test (VOR) is used to stabilize an image on the retina during a head movement, producing an eye movement in the opposite direction of the head. Patients with VOR abnormality could find it difficult in maintaining the image focused during the head movement.


CHARTR EP from ICS-GN Otometrics offers the possibility of the acoustic assessment of the saccule and the utricle.Balance symptoms are not only associated to the semi-circular canals but also to organs such as the saccule and utricle. For correct assessment, advances have led into the manufacturing of solutions using the Evoked Myogenic Potential.

Combining these three techniques and a clinical evaluation of the patient will lead into an appropriate treatment with its utmost objectivity and satisfaction.

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

November 14-15, 2015
Reno, NV
Instructor: Laurie Swan, PhD, DPT, PT, CEEAA
Contact: (800) 210-5856, Email
About the Event

This class focuses on providing an excellent framework for the clinician to effectively treat vestibular disorders. Like all of our courses, this vestibular physical therapy continuing education course focuses on teaching clinicians to actually treat disorders in this rapidly expanding area. One of the strengths of this course is that it applies to clinicians without any vestibular experience, providing ample tools to treat vestibular disorders, while still maintaining the interest and expanding the capabilities of clinicians more experienced in the field of Vestibular Rehabilitation. BPPV is covered at great length in this course.

Beyond the Basics: Management of Typical and Atypical BPPV

November 14, 2015
Lawrenceville, NJ,
Instructor: Anne Galgon, PT, PhD, NCS; Elizabeth Grace Georgelos, PT, MPT, NCS
Contact: Denise Hartzell Leggin (484) 685-3123, Email
About the Event

The primary goal of this one day class to take the clinician to the next level in managing individuals with BPPV. The clinicians will review screening and examination techniques for making differential diagnoses with individuals with positional vertigo. Develop the ability to perform interventions and modify techniques and approaches when confronted with atypical findings or results will be emphasized. The course will review the available evidence to support clinical decision-making with multiple case studies.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

November 14-15, 2015
Somerset, NJ
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: (800) 300-5512 , Email
About the Event

This two-day intermediate level course provides the fundamentals for evaluating and treating vestibular dysfunction. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as central nervous system interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinicians ability to properly perform testing techniques for vestibular disorders. Quite often the -missing link- in the management of a clients complaints lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assist the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional ability. Options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies are thoroughly discussed.

The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with limitations in balance or sensory integration. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply this information in the clinical setting.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. An extensive laboratory component is designed to provide clinicians with skills required for the treatment of their balance and vestibular patients.

Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency Based Course

November 17-21, 2015
Jacksonville, FL
Contact: 904-7628419, Email
About the Event

 

 

 

 

This 5 day course provides an in-depth review of the science and evidence for vestibular rehabilitation, evaluation and intervention strategies for pediatric clients. Detailed didactic review of the vestibular system, its function, and the effect of damage to this system on development is included. Participants will receive hands-on training in evaluation, clinical decision making, and intervention strategies for vestibular function and related impairments for children. (8:1 ratio for labs).  To optimize time & learning, pre-requisite readings are provided prior to course, handouts are provided onsite, and  the final exam will be completed on-line.  This course is co-sponsored by Specialty Therapy Source LLC, and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)., and has been approved for 4.0 CEUs/ 40 contact hours.

 

 

 

Post Concussion Syndrome

November 20-21, 2015
Matthews, NC
Instructor: Christina Finn, MS, OTR/L
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This course will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post concussion syndrome. This course will focus on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to all daily tasks will be highlighted. Participants will engage in clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion. This course is relevant for therapists working with individuals of all ages including school aged children, young adults, and older adults who may have sustained a concussion as a result of fall, MVA, sports injury, or accident.

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation in Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

November 21-22, 2015
Hillsboro, OR
Instructor: Gaye Cronin, Ph.D
Contact: 1-508-359-6533, Email
About the Event

The course will focus on assessment and treatment for vestibular, sensory organization, ocular motor, reflex integration, postural stability, and otolithic displacement and is designed for professionals working with patients with post concussion syndrome (PCS).
The Centers for Disease Control reports that four million sports and recreation related concussions occur every year, and many are not reported. Post concussion syndrome related to mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can result in peripheral and central vestibular pathway dysfunction and without intervention, vestibular symptoms can be some of the most persistent and impairing.  The course covers the assessment and treatment of the symptoms of visual blurring, imbalance, vertigo, dizziness, postural instability, neuromuscular impairments, attention deficits and difficulties with motor planning and dual tasking that present in post concussion syndrome.  The interventions presented are appropriate for injured athletes, wounded warriors, traumatic accident victims, injured athletes with delayed symptoms, elderly fallers. Learn treatment techniques that can positively affect the patient’s motor skills, neuromuscular status,
balance, perceptual skills, tolerances of motion, safety, return to lifestyles, and prevention of future injures. Treatment techniques, video case demonstrations, and interactive lab practice will be included.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

December 4-5, 2015
Kansas City, MO
Instructor: Jennifer Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

Learn evaluation and treatment protocols most appropriate for medically complex older persons with neurological dysfunction. This course will focus on clinical decision making to prioritize key exam findings and develop appropriate treatment strategies in light of complex presentations and co-morbidities. Modifying functional mobility training and therapeutic exercise will be discussed. Evidence-based information on specific neurological assessment and treatment of older clients with Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, balance and gait disorders, neuro-sensory pathologies, and pain problems will be provided. An evaluative model for looking at neurological dysfunction from a complex medical perspective across the spectrum of care will be addressed. The major pathologies that will be highlighted include Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Vascular Accidents, and the neurological manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease. A focus on balance and falls, functional mobility, evaluation of numerous causes of dizziness and physical changes, and treatment interventions aimed at decreasing the incidence of falls will also be included.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

December 4-5, 2015
White Plains, NY
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinician’s ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Vestibular Dysfunction - An Algorithmic-Based Evaluation and Treatment Approach

December 5-6, 2015
Houston, TX
Instructor: Barry Morgan, PT
Contact: (800) 300-5512 , Email
About the Event

Each year over 8 million physician and emergency room visits are attributed to complaints of dizziness and imbalance. Symptoms of vestibular disorders can vary greatly from one person to the next and the population range can vary as much as the symptoms. As our population ages many more people will be seeking medical assistance for dizziness and imbalance or injuries due to these complaints. Soldiers returning from combat with post blast or post concussion injuries often have underlying vestibular disorders. Many people cannot explain their symptoms and their complaints can range from light-headedness to being clumsy. The ability for clinicians to perform screening tests for differential diagnosis is critical for the future health and well being of their patients. Only 8% of suspected BBPV patients will have a proper diagnosis prior coming to a therapist. Will you be able to differentiate the symptoms and underlying causes? This two day intermediate course will provide the attending practitioner, intermediate level algorithmic problem solving skills needed to evaluate and treat dizziness and imbalance. A major emphasis will be placed on how to develop differential diagnosis skills when performing a comprehensive evaluation for a variety of vestibular diagnoses. Significant time will also be focusing on developing an effective adaptable progressive plan of care with successful outcomes. A variety of current patient case studies will be thoroughly evaluated to assist with putting all the information together in a practical manner. Integrative hands-on labs are interspersed throughout both days and will allow participants to practice and easily apply evaluation techniques and treatment strategies to their clinical repertoire. This course will prepare the clinician to evaluate and treat with minimal equipment. However, current market availability of equipment and the correct utilization of advanced technology will be discussed. This course is offered to Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who are currently working with this population. Clinicians currently working with this population are encouraged to attend this course.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders

December 5-6, 2015
Allentown, PA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

Symptoms of “dizziness” are the number 3 reason individuals over the age of 65 seek medical attention. It becomes the number 1 reason for seeking care in individuals over the age of 70. Medical or surgical management is often not indicated or helpful, but many of these individuals do benefit from vestibular rehabilitation techniques. In addition, 50% of the individuals over the age of 65 with dizziness will develop a particular form of vertigo that can be alleviated with one simple therapy treatment. These individuals with vertigo and dysequilibrium represent a large patient population for physical and occupational therapy.

Specific emphasis will be placed on the assessment and treatment of unilateral and bilateral vestibular hypofunction, benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo, central vestibular disorders, and multisensory dizziness. This information is applicable to a large patient population including geriatric patients as well as individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injury.

Vestibular Assessment & Management Workshop

December 7-11, 2015
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.
Contact: 727-398-5728, Email
About the Event

The most comprehensive Workshop.  Learn the full spectrum of care of vestibular diagnostic and treatment management of the dizzy patient.  Includes assessment, diagnostic testing, rehabilitation techniques and treatment.

 

Anatomy & Physiology

Vestibular Assessment & Diagnostic Testing

- VNG/ENG, postural stability, active head rotation tests and more. 

Management and Treatment

- All techniques for the evaluation and treatment of BPPV, 

  and vestibular rehabilitation therapy using diagnostic based strategies

  for all types of vestibular and balance disorders.

The Ethics of Fall Prevention

December 10, 2015
San Diego, CA
Instructor: Dr. Kimberley Bell, PT, DPT
Contact: (863) 225-2623, Email
About the Event

The audience will: -Understand statistics related to falls in older adults as a public health problem. -Name three major components of geriatric fall prevention. -Verbalize components of a multi-factorial fall risk assessment and evidence- based interventions to reduce fall risk and fall rate. -Understand the relationship between complaints of dizziness and fall risk. -Review cases, considering ethical questions about the relevance and necessity of fall prevention interventions for geriatric patients. -Discuss obstacles and brainstorm solutions for implementing evidence-based best practices for fall prevention for geriatric patients in their respective clinical settings. -Understand the recommended best practices for the care of older adults related to preventing falls and reducing the burden of fall-related injuries on our economy.

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

December 12-13, 2015
Boston, MA
Instructor: Laurie Swan, PhD, DPT, PT, CEEAA
Contact: (800) 210-5856, Email
About the Event

This class focuses on providing an excellent framework for the clinician to effectively treat vestibular disorders. Like all of our courses, this vestibular physical therapy continuing education course focuses on teaching clinicians to actually treat disorders in this rapidly expanding area. One of the strengths of this course is that it applies to clinicians without any vestibular experience, providing ample tools to treat vestibular disorders, while still maintaining the interest and expanding the capabilities of clinicians more experienced in the field of Vestibular Rehabilitation. BPPV is covered at great length in this course.

Pediatric Balance Evaluation & Management: Infants, Children and Adolescents

January 27-29, 2016
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.
Contact: 727-398-5728, Email
About the Event

This is the most comprehensive workshop of its kind in the specialty of pediatric balance. It is ideal for Audiologists and Physicians with an interest in vestibular evaluation and treatment of infants to adolescents. Balance function in this population may be congenital secondary to syndromes and mitochondrial conditions or acquired through illness or trauma. It is well known there is a higher incidence of balance dysfunction in children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and many syndromes without hearing loss actually have a higher expressivity of vestibular involvement. Sports related concussion also plays an increasingly recognized component in both labyrinthine and cortical symptoms. All too often, children are not tested early enough or adult testing is adapted, which are inappropriate or too demanding on behavioral compliance to provide meaningful information. 

 

This Workshop will provide a comprehensive overview with all aspects of pediatric considerations including a review of the phylogenic aspects of the peripheral and central vestibular mechanisms, assessment protocols utilizing behavioral motor milestones, and electrophysiological measures including; Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs), Video Head Impulse test (vHIT), Active and Passive Rotational testing and VNG with pediatric modification. Treatment will include the use of Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT), as well as Return to Play indicators (RTP) post-concussion (mTBI), and Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers (CRM) with “hands-on” manual practice. Evaluation and treatment of special needs children with multiple involvements will also be discussed with case presentations.

Evidence Based Concussion Certification

February 11-12, 2016
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.
Contact: 727-398-5728, Email
About the Event

Nearly 1.7 million people sustain a concussion, a traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in the U.S. each year. Concussion may affect male and female athletes at any age or level of competition. The implications of concussion on cognitive function, school performance, and mental state can be detrimental to any athlete. This Program will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of concussion identification, assessment, therapies and return to play processes resulting in Two Year Certification upon successful completion of an examination.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

February 24-26, 2016
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.
Contact: 727-398-5728, Email
About the Event

This three-day certification workshop presents rehabilitation and therapy protocols to meet identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders.

Includes:

- An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology

- Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium

- Disorders affecting vestibular function

- Extensive training materials for therapy programs

- Using VRT protocols and creating patient-centered therapy

- Comprehensive Workbook includes vestibular exercises, evaluation materials and much more.

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Online Training

Introduction to Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

Instructor: Rose Marie Rine PT, PhD
About the Event

This BASIC LEVEL course provides an overview of evidence based practice addressing

vestibular related impairments in children. Material is organized in three units: 1) Anatomy and

Physiology of the Vestibular System: basis for evaluation and intervention in children, 2) Evaluation of

Vestibular Function in Children, and 3) Intervention for Impairments Related to Vestibular Dysfunction in

Children. Additional resources for vestibular rehabilitation materials, to include references within

juried, peer reviewed journals, will be provided.

APPROXIMATELY 9 HOURS are needed to complete all units and testing. Continuing education has been

approved for physical therapists in Florida (10.5 CEHs 120018325), TX(52084A 9 CCUs) New Jersey (9.0

CE credits #379-2012), GA(0.9 CEUs) and California(0.9CEUs;10-750). Participants are encouraged to

check requirements with their local state licensing agency to assure that proper credit is received.

Objectives:

Following successful completion of the course, the participant will:

1. Identify the anatomical and physiological mechanisms underlying impairments related to

vestibular dysfunction in children.

2. Describe appropriate clinical tests of vestibular function, to include analysis of test results.

3. List diagnoses commonly known to affect vestibular function in children

4. Identify appropriate intervention for vision and balance impairments related to vestibular

dysfunction in children.

5. Identify the evidence supporting vestibular rehabilitation for children

ADVANCED VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION SERIES Individual Session: Advanced BPPV

Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Education Resources is thrilled to announce the launch of its new advanced vestibular rehabilitation online course series. The sessions are recorded live from Dr. Richard Clendaniel's highly acclaimed courses, and are now available to a wide range of health care professionals.

This evidence-based course will focus on differential diagnosis, advanced assessment and advanced techniques for treatment of patients with vertigo from BPPV. This course is designed for clinicians with prior vestibular rehabilitation course work and clinical experience. Through analysis of challenging cases and lab practice, participants will hone their clinical decision-making and hands on skills.

- See more at: https://www.educationresourcesinc.com/online-course-details/advanced-vestibular-rehabilitation-series-advanced-bppv#sthash.uT22gSS0.dpuf

ADVANCED VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION SERIES Individual Session: Cervicogenic Dizziness: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

Instructor: Richard Clendaniel PT, PhD
Contact: (800) 487-6530, Email
About the Event

Education Resources is thrilled to announce the launch of its new advanced vestibular rehabilitation online course series. The first offering in the series, Cervicogenic Dizziness, is recorded live from international expert Dr. Richard Clendaniel's highly acclaimed Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders course, and is now available to a wide range of health care professionals. This 5 hour online course will focus on the assessment and treatment of one cause of vertigo, cervicogenic dizziness, and how to distinguish it from central vestibular deficits. Through lecture, case studies, demonstrations and extensive directed lab practice, participants will enhance their skills in vestibular rehabilitation. It is recommended for individuals who have experience with or who have previously taken a two day course in vestibular rehabilitation. Dizziness due to cervicogenic causes can occur at any age, although symptoms of dizziness are the number 3 reason individuals over the age of 65 seek medical attention. It becomes the number 1 reason for seeking care in individuals over the age of 70. These individuals with vertigo and disequilibrium represent a large patient population for physical and occupational therapy.

ADVANCED VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION SERIES: What To Do When It's Not BPPV - Challenging Vestibular Disorders Including Post Concussion Syndrome

Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Education Resources is thrilled to announce the launch of its new advanced vestibular rehabilitation online course series. The sessions are recorded live from Dr. Richard Clendaniel's highly acclaimed courses, and are now available to a wide range of health care professionals.

This evidence-based course will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and dysequalibrium from unusual vestibular causes. Course participants will distinguish among causes of dizziness such as Concussion, Chronic Subjective Dizziness (Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness), Anxiety, Superior Canal Dehiscence, Fistula, Migraine, and Meniere's disease. Course participants will be able to design and modify treatment programs based on the nature of the cause of dizziness in this patient population.

- See more at: https://www.educationresourcesinc.com/online-course-details/advanced-vestibular-rehabilitation-series-what-to-do-when-it-s-not-bppv-challenging-vestibular-disorders-including-post-concussion-syndrome#sthash.loYjvpXc.dpuf

Balance Challenges: Dynamic Treatment Strategies

Instructor: J.J. Mowder-Tinney
About the Event

This course by J.J. Mowder Tinney is specifically designed to improve the clinician’s ability to identify specific impairments leading to balance dysfunction and then provide challenging interventions. Balance disorders affect clients in the orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric populations, and involve all types of settings. Optimal outcome measures to assess balance and fall risk will be reviewed along with a comprehensive assessment. The majority of the course will then focus on interventions, and using evidence-based practice as a foundation, which can be utilized in a variety of settings. This course will provide multiple types and variations of interventions to provide all therapists with innovative and challenging interventions.

Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Impairments in Children

Instructor: Jennifer Braswell-Christy, PT, PhD; Rose Marie Rine PT, PhD
Contact: (904) 762-8419, Email
About the Event

This basic level course provides an overview of evidence based practice addressing balance impairments in children. Balance ability is a prerequisite of motor development and impacts functional abilities. The purpose of this course is to present current evidence on evaluation and treatment of balance impairments in children using a systems approach. The course includes 3 units:

1) Review of systems approach and the systems involved in postural control and balance

2) Examination and evaluation of balance

3) Intervention targeted on system impairments

Material is presented in an interactive, dynamic format that enables the learner to progress, self-paced through the material.

Fall Prevention and Balance Restoration for Seniors

Instructor: Stephen Barbuto, DPT, OCS, COMT, ATC, CSCS
About the Event

Stephen Barbuto's Fall Prevention and Balance Restoration for Seniors Course will teach you how to rehabilitate your patient after falls, and prevent falls from happening. This course will change your thinking about fall prevention and balance by delving into fall statistics and the startling cost of falls. You will also learn the best evaluation tests for your patients struggling with balance, and you will be lead through balance progressions and strategies, tests and techniques to help your patients succeed and regain their balance.

Helping your patients with dizziness: Is it BPPV?

Instructor: Lisa Farrell PT, PhD; Rose Marie Rine PT, PhD
Contact: (904) 762-8419, Email
About the Event

This basic level course provides an overview of evidence based practice addressing dizziness, specifically the identification of BPPV in these patents. Material is organized in four sections:

1) Introduction to include Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System and incidence of BPPV

2) Evaluation and treatment for BPPV of the posterior semicircular canal

3) Other forms of BPPV

4) Factors for success

Additional resources for vestibular rehabilitation materials, to include references within juried, peer reviewed journals, are provided.

Introduction to Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

Instructor: Rose Marie Rine PT, PhD
Contact: (904) 762-8419, Email
About the Event

This basic level course provides an overview of evidence based practice addressing vestibular related impairments in children. Material is organized in 3 units: 1) Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System: basis for evaluation and intervention in children 2) Evaluation of Vestibular Function in Children 3) Intervention for Impairments Related to Vestibular Dysfunction in children Additional resources for vestibular rehabilitation materials, to include references within juried, peer reviewed journals, will be provided.

NEW ADVANCED VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION: COMPLETE ONLINE SERIES

Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, Ph.D
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Evidence based online courses from international expert Richard Clendaniel are recorded live at his Vestibular Series; Advanced BPPV, Cervicogenic Dizziness, What to do when It’s Not BPPV; Challenging Vestibular Disorders Including Post-concussion Syndrome. These are recommended for individuals who have experience with or who have previously taken a two day course in vestibular rehabilitation. Includes downloadable handouts and access for an entire year.

Take the complete series or the individual sessions.

 

Contact:  Education Resources, Inc., 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA)

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced Concepts and Case Studies

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (206) 216-5003, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will utilize a case study format. Cases will encompass peripheral vestibular loss, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and central vestibular dysfunction. The course will include instruction in relevant anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, examination techniques/interpretation, differential diagnosis, and canalith repositioning maneuvers. Segments of this course will include expanded instruction regarding treatment design for vestibular loss and special considerations and “red flags”. The material will be presented in a lecture/lab format with video case studies.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Case Studies, Rehabilitative Treatment Design and Advanced Concepts

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (206) 216-5003, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will utilize a case study format. Cases will encompass peripheral vestibular loss, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and central vestibular dysfunction. The course will include instruction in relevant anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, examination techniques/interpretation, differential diagnosis, and canalith repositioning maneuvers. Segments of this course will include expanded instruction regarding treatment design for vestibular loss and special considerations and “red flags”. The material will be presented in a lecture/lab format with video case studies.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Identification and Management of BPPV

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (206) 216-5003, Email
About the Event
This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The course will include instruction in relevant anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, examination techniques, canalith repositioning maneuvers and management guidelines. The material will be presented in a lecture/lab format with video case studies. The course is intended to enhance the clinician’s ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of canalith repositioning maneuvers. Practical application to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Office Examination of the Vestibular System

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (206) 216-5003, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course by Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS, will address the clinician’s ability to evaluate the patient with dizziness for vestibular dysfunction. The course will include instruction in relevant anatomy and physiology review, pathophysiology, and bedside/office examination techniques. The material will be presented in a lecture/lab format with video case studies. The course is intended to enhance the clinician’s capability to recognize unilateral vs. bilateral vestibular loss, BPPV and central etiology dizziness. Practical application to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Vestibular Disorders

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (206) 216-5003, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the recognition and management options of vestibular system disorders. The material will be presented in a lecture format with video case studies. The course is intended to enhance the clinician’s ability to determine the appropriateness of vestibular rehabilitation and identify indications for further medical/diagnostic consultation.

The Clinical Science of Vestibular Rehabilitation

January 16, 2016
Madison, WI
Instructor: Colin R. Grove, PT, MS, NCS
Contact: 608.265.0109, Email
About the Event

This course is an intermediate- to advanced-level course designed for providers with experience in vestibular rehabilitation and a particular interest in translating basic and applied science related to vestibular rehabilitation into best clinical practice. Prior attendance of basic and/or intermediate-level courses in vestibular rehabilitation is recommended. Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of vestibular anatomy and physiology, the pathophysiology of specific vestibular disorders, and the primary intervention strategies involved in vestibular rehabilitation. Course content goes beyond surveying pathological conditions; discussing differential diagnosis; instructing standardized tests and measures; and selecting interventions such as hip strategies, VOR x 1 and 2; and practicing how to perform repositioning maneuvers. Each segment of this course will provide unique perspective from clinical and translational points of view. Content also emphasizes the scientific basis of vestibular rehabilitation and the fine points that characterize best practice. The concepts presented in this course are designed to help clinicians deepen their understanding of vestibular rehabilitation and provide advanced-level care to achieve optimal outcomes for even the most complex patients. Participants are encouraged to use a laptop computer and/or a smartphone in order to take advantage of interactive technology to enhance audience engagement and learning.

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