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Scripps Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference

March 13-14, 2015
San Diego, CA
Contact: (858) 652-5400, Email
About the Event

The Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference is designed to provide a clear understanding of the need for multidisciplinary strategies in the management of patients with brain injuries. A renowned faculty of interdisciplinary specialists will present the latest in research and outcomes from a variety of medical perspectives. A strong emphasis on the need for increased quality, efficiency, and value in response to health care reform will be a consistent theme throughout the course as we continue our quest for excellence in brain injury treatment and rehabilitation.

Academy Research Conference (ARC) 2015

March 25, 2015
San Antonio, TX
Contact: (800) 222-2336, Email
About the Event

An estimated 35 percent of adults in the United States over the age of 40 have experienced some degree of vestibular dysfunction. Although the occurrence of these dysfunctions increases with age, vestibular disorders affect the pediatric population as well. This one-day translational conference will review these various dysfunctions and what research and practice is being done in the areas of vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

AudiologyNOW! 2015

March 25-28, 2015
San Antonio, TX
Contact: (866) 229-2386, Email
About the Event

AudiologyNOW! is the world's largest gathering of audiologists. This annual meeting provides participants the opportunity to attend four days of educational sessions, explore the latest in hearing technology, and network with colleagues from around the world. We invite you to join us for the largest gathering of audiologists in the world, AudiologyNOW! 2015. Join friends and colleagues for this unique and innovative educational experience; an event you won't want to miss. We also have two, full-day conference opportunities as well: the Academy Research Conference 2015, on March 25, will feature speakers from around the world to discuss vestibular assessment and rehabilitation, and the SAA Conference, also on March 25, is open to all students.

RehabTech Asia 2015

March 26-28, 2015
Singapore
Contact: Email
About the Event

Asia Pacific, besides facing rapidly ageing population, is home to approximately 650 million people with disabilities. The rapid and unabated expansion of the ageing and disabled community in Asia Pacific has resulted in increased demand for long term integrated care services, products and technologies, hence making Asia Pacific the new growth market for the integrated care, rehabilitation and assistive technology providers.

RehabTech Asia 2015 conference and exhibition offers the industry a common and targeted platform for policy makers, healthcare & medical professionals and solution providers to discuss, network and collaborate on ways to improve the quality of lives for the aged and disabled through technology and innovations for them to achieve personal growth, employment, independence and happiness in life. Over 4000 attendees will be at RehabTech Asia 2015. 

The 9th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy)

March 26-28, 2015
Budapest, Hungary
Contact: Email
About the Event
Academically our CONy Congress will raise the most dynamic and controversial topics facing clinicians in the fields of neurology in an exciting debate forum. The Congress will promote excellence in the field by seeking to shed light on ongoing and challenging debates and to bridge gaps between the expansion of information and its consolidation in clinical practice. The Congress aims at reaching up-to-date and agreed-upon answers to ongoing debates even when data remains limited, through evidence-based medicine and expert opinion. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in this vibrant meeting which will facilitate discussions on the shared experiences and opinions of leading local and international experts. The CONy Congress will emphasize issues related to the region in terms of epidemiology, genetics, diagnostics and clinical management, as well as typical complications and distinctive responses to treatments. Main Topics: Dementia & Alzheimer's disease, Epilepsy, Headache, Sleep & Pain, movement disorders, Multiple sclerosis, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuropathology, Parkinson's disease, Rehabilitation, Sleep, & Stroke.

Medtronic Parkinson's Disease Meet the Expert Session (CONy)

March 28, 2015
Budapest, Hungary
Contact: Email
About the Event

This conference will provide insight of current Parkinson's disease research. There will be debates over topics such as: -Parkinson's disease (PD) starts in the gut -Prion-like spreading is a relevant theory for all neurodegenerative diseases -Is the effect of MAO-B inhibitors clinically relevant? Is safinamide better than selegiline and rasagiline? -Is levodopa an optimal treatment in PD? -Do apomorphine and duodopa pumps have equivalent effects in the treatment of PD patients with fluctuating disease? -Combination therapy and multimodal drugs are the new standards in PD treatment -Can levodopa delivery be improved? -Are impulse control disorders (ICD) a real problem in PD?

RESNA Asia Pacific Conference and AT Fundamentals Course

March 28-30, 2015
Singapore
Instructor: Multiple
Contact: Email
About the Event

RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America, is partnering with RehabTech Asia to launch a new conference – the RESNA Asia Pacific Conference 2015.

Themed “Technology and Aging”, the RESNA Asia Pacific Conference will showcase internationally-recognized scholars in the areas of assistive technology, rehabilitation, design and disability.

International Congress of Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

April 24-26, 2015
Seoul, South Korea
Contact: +82-70-8656-1514, Email
About the Event

-There will be lectures addressed by keynote speakers from all over the world

-A series of presentations by experts in a particular field on new findings and experiences with a view to making recommendations concerning the topic under discussion

-Learning courses with hands-on practice

-Closed group meetings for specific interests, such as multicenter study, or research group meeting, organized by society, clinic, etc.

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Training

Vestibular Training and Certification Workshop

March 2-6, 2015
Adelaide, Australia
Instructor: Ms. Amy Lennox, Mr. Anthony Bevan, Mr. Dean H Watson, Dr. David Szmulewicz, Dr. John Tomich, Professor Dr. Margie H Sharpe
Contact: Email
About the Event

Are you a clinician practising or wanting to practise VRT? Then this course is tailored specifically for you practising in the Australian health care system. Australian physiotherapists are primary care practitioners who do not require a medical referral in most cases. This means we may make a differential diagnosis, accepting major responsibility. If this is you, would you appreciate the opportunity to learn from Ms Amy Lennox, Mr Dean Watson, Mr Anthony Bevan, Dr David Szmulewicz, Dr John Tomich, and Prof Dr Margie H Sharpe. Among them, their skills cover Neurology, Neuro-Otology, ENT, Clinical Psychology, Watson Headache Approach, Audiology, and Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation. Over five days they will emphasise the significant importance of the multi-disciplinary team approach for the dizzy patient; hence the involvement of these different health disciplines in the course curriculum.

Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

March 6-7, 2015
Puyallup, WA
Instructor: Gaye Cronin, OTD, OTR
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This course focuses on effective vestibular rehabilitation for treating children with dizziness, coordination, balance, motor, postural, vestibular, visual motor, perceptual, sensory organization and motion disorders due to disease, toxicity, infection, tumors, trauma, neurological, and congenital/genetic disorders. Experienced as well as novice clinicians will learn a new frame of reference and treatment techniques that can positively affect the child’s motor skills, balance, coordination, rate of development, perceptual skills and tolerances of motion. The lab course will include pediatric assessments for vestibular, sensory organization, ocular motor, reflex integration, and motor development. Treatment techniques, video case demonstrations, and interactive lab practice will be included. While this course is specific to pediatrics, the material does apply to adults with vestibular disorders as well.

Treating Complex Neuro and Geriatric Patients: Falls Prevention & Balance

March 6-7, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
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.

Evidence Based Treatment in Patients with Neurologic Disorders

March 12-13, 2015
Beachwood, OH
Instructor: Kari Dunning, PT, PhD
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This course will help make evidence based strategies easy to integrate into your adult neuro-rehab practice. Outcome measures and treatments will be presented for persons with neurological diagnoses including acute, chronic and degenerative. Current thinking about neuroplasticity, motor learning and cardiovascular fitness will be woven into all treatment approaches. Specific treatments discussed will be both evidence based and emerging, with an emphasis on those that improve functional participation, ambulation, upper extremity skill and prevent falls. Special emphasis will be on treatment programs and strategies that are feasible in the clinic. Presentation and discussion will include details needed for translation to your clinic immediately.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

March 13-14, 2015
Chicago, IL
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.

Post Concussion Syndrome

March 13-14, 2015
White Plains, NY
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. Age/Patient Population: 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 Rehabilitation Advanced: Intensive Labs

March 14-15, 2015
Weymouth, MA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD
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.

Clinical Applications of Laughter as Exercise

March 15, 2015
San Diego, CA
Instructor: Kimberley Bell, PT, DPT
Contact: (863) 225-2623 , Email
About the Event

Laughter is considered cardiovascular exercise when it is sustained for at least 15 minutes and has many additional health benefits. Participants will enjoy laughing throughout the day as part of this course. This could possibly be the most fun course ever!

After discovering laughter to recover from her own major hip injury which required surgery and resulted in depression, Dr. Bell now operates her private practice with the belief system that, with the proper care and guidance, the body is designed to heal itself.

She now uses laughter exercises with her patients as a complementary healing modality to maximize their ability to heal. Dr. Bell has experienced and observed her patients enjoy the benefits of laughter, including many described by physicians in the medical literature.

Dr. Bell’s patients report:

Reduced pain, normalized blood pressure, improved immune system function, reduced anxiety, alleviated depression, resolved insomnia, overall increase in well-being, improved family relationships, reduced social isolation, less caregiver stress, smoother end-of-life transition, less fear of end-of-life, more frequent spontaneous smiling & laughing in the absence of Dr. Bell, improved general pleasantness of personality (especially pronounced in patients with cognitive impairment), and minimal to zero cancellation of scheduled physical therapy sessions.

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

March 21-22, 2015
Lansing, MI
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 Rehabiliation: Practical Management of the Patient with Dizziness and Balance Dysfunction

March 21-22, 2015
Knoxville, TN
Instructor: Jeffrey 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.

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

March 28-29, 2015
Portland, OR
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.

Demystifying The Big 3

March 28, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
Instructor: Neil Sheppard, MD
Contact: (612) 873-4324 , Email
About the Event

Demystifying the Big 3 is a one-day course designed for clinicians with an interest in learning how to evaluate and treat vestibular patients who present with:

1) Chronic subjective dizziness

2) Meniere's, migraines, and dizziness

3) Horizontal canal BPPV, canalithiasis and cupulolithiasis

Learn practical solutions for treating patients with these and other balance disorders.

Vestibular Rehabiliation: Practical Management of the Patient with Dizziness and Balance Dysfunction

March 28-29, 2015
Nashville, TN
Instructor: Jeffrey 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 Certification Workshop

April 8-10, 2015
(Tampa Bay) Largo, FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: (877) 469-2798, 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.

Evidence Based Treatment in Patients with Neurologic Disorders

April 10-11, 2015
Shreveport, LA, CA
Instructor: Kari Dunning, PT, PhD
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This course will help make evidence based strategies easy to integrate into your adult neuro-rehab practice. Outcome measures and treatments will be presented for persons with neurological diagnoses including acute, chronic and degenerative. Current thinking about neuroplasticity, motor learning and cardiovascular fitness will be woven into all treatment approaches. Specific treatments discussed will be both evidence based and emerging, with an emphasis on those that improve functional participation, ambulation, upper extremity skill and prevent falls. Special emphasis will be on treatment programs and strategies that are feasible in the clinic. Presentation and discussion will include details needed for translation to your clinic immediately.

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

April 10-11, 2015
Atlanta, GA
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.

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

April 11-12, 2015
Newark, NJ
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

April 11-12, 2015
Mission Hills, CA
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 Rehabiliation: Practical Management of the Patient with Dizziness & Balance Dysfunction

April 11-12, 2015
Memphis, TN
Instructor: Jeffrey 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: Advanced Intensive Labs

April 11-12, 2015
Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD
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: Practical Management of the Patient with Dizziness & Balance Dysfunction

April 11-12, 2015
Memphis, TN
Instructor: Jeffrey 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

April 17-18, 2015
Decatur, GA
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.

Treating Complex Neuro and Geriatric Patients: Falls Prevention & Balance

April 18-19, 2015
Denver, CO
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.

VNG: Interpretation & Report Writing

April 23-24, 2015
(Tampa Bay) Largo, FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: (727) 565-0093, Email
About the Event

Videonystagmography (VNG) is the keystone of vestibular function testing for patients with dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and history of falls. VNG technology and protocols are much improved since the early days of ENG technology. More importantly, is the expansive diagnostic capabilities of the binocular infra-red cameras of VNG which allows for a far better look at the status of the neuro-opthamalogic pathways. VNG allows us to see the influence of otologic and neurologic disorders in a way which were simply not possible with the limitations of corneo-retinal potential based ENG technology. This means that the development and use of evidenced-based testing protocols must be advanced to match the newer VNG technology. Interpretation and report writing therefore, must match this new capability along with a solid understanding of the neurology of eye movement, peripheral and central vestibular pathway anatomy and physiology. Likewise, we are now aware of conditions such as migrainous positional vertigo (MPV), variations of BPPV-HC, vertebral artery rotation syndrome which makes interpretation more complex.

Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Advanced Treatment Course

April 26-27, 2015
New York, NY
Instructor: Gaye W. Cronin, OTD, OTR/L
Contact: 1-888-7-THERAPY, Email
About the Event

This course covers vestibular rehabilitation principles for treating children with dizziness, coordination, balance, motor, postural, vestibular, visual motor, perceptual, sensory organization and motion disorders due to vestibular dysfunction, malformations disease, toxicity, childhood neurological cancer, infection, tumors, trauma, neurological, and congenital/genetic disorders. This course is designed to offer the clinician working in pediatric rehabilitation an additional frame of reference for treatment that can positively affect the child’s motor skills, life skills, balance, rate of development, reflexes, perceptual skills and tolerances of motion. The course will describe recognition of vestibular disorders in children by symptoms and developmental manifestations, and provide an overview of vestibular anatomy/physiology that affects the child’s development and function. Treatment of vestibular pathologies of children, post-concussion syndrome, and a discussion of hypoactive versus hyperactive function will be included. This course differs from other vestibular courses in that treatment of vestibular dysfunction is the primary focus. Vestibular treatment interventions appear simplistic, but the clinician must understand the complexities of the system and what they are trying to affect to have successful treatment outcomes. Treatment techniques, video case demonstrations, and interactive lab practice will be included. These type experiences will help to develop competence and promote effective clinical outcomes and problem solving. Registration is limited.

The Ethics of Fall Prevention

April 29, 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.

Post Concussion Syndrome

May 1-2, 2015
Fort Worth, TX
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 Assessment and Management Workshop

May 4-8, 2015
(Tampa Bay) Largo, FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: (877) 469-2798, 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

Evidence Based Treatment in Patients with Neurologic Disorders

May 15-16, 2015
White Plains, NY
Instructor: Kari Dunning, PT, PhD
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This course will help make evidence based strategies easy to integrate into your adult neuro-rehab practice. Outcome measures and treatments will be presented for persons with neurological diagnoses including acute, chronic and degenerative. Current thinking about neuroplasticity, motor learning and cardiovascular fitness will be woven into all treatment approaches. Specific treatments discussed will be both evidence based and emerging, with an emphasis on those that improve functional participation, ambulation, upper extremity skill and prevent falls. Special emphasis will be on treatment programs and strategies that are feasible in the clinic. Presentation and discussion will include details needed for translation to your clinic immediately.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

May 15-16, 2015
Framingham, MA
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 Rehabilitation: An Advanced Course & Update

May 15-17, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor: Joseph Furman, MD, PhD, Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, & Patrick Sparto, PT, PhD
Contact: (412) 383-8169, Email
About the Event

Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Advanced Course and Update is geared for clinicians (physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and audiologists) who have a basic knowledge of vestibular disorders. The program content will be at an advanced level and is designed to provide an update regarding the treatment of persons with balance/vestibular disorders and the underlying science. Some of the topics include central causes of dizziness (e.g. anxiety and migraine related dizziness), BPPV, concussion management, vestibular function testing, alternative therapies, pharmacotherapy, cervical dizziness, back to work and driving decisions, innovative therapies for person with vestibular disorders, clinical and functional neuroimaging, and bedside evaluation of the person with dizziness with a lab component. Each of the speakers is an expert from one of several disciplines including physical therapy, neurology, otology, gerontology, psychology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, bioengineering, and neuroscience. There are scheduled question and answer periods following each session at which participants can ask the entire faculty questions.

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

May 30-31, 2015
Lincoln, NE
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

May 30-31, 2015
Bennington, VT
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

May 30-31, 2015
Burlington, WI
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.

Yoga for Better Balance & Posture in Older Adults

June 6-7, 2015
Vista, CA
Instructor: Dr. Kimberley Bell, PT, DPT
Contact: (863) 225-2623 , Email
About the Event

Join us for a 12-hour yoga teacher training workshop “Yoga for Better Balance & Posture in Older Adults” to introduce basic concepts in yoga instruction & explore a sequence of yoga poses for balance and postural training, specifically for older adults. Participants will: -Learn about basic yoga philosophy -Understand the sequence of verbal cues given for instructing yoga poses -Experience a sequence of yoga poses to improve posture & balance -Explore the use of props to maintain proper alignment in the poses -Discuss geriatric considerations and safety recommendations for all poses experienced -Practice instructing yoga poses -Observe basic manual proprioceptive cues and adjustments given to students with limited range of motion -Discuss appropriate interventions for complaints of dizziness or vertigo during a yoga session

Vestibular Rehabilitation with Certification

June 10-12, 2015
Largo, FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
About the Event

Description:

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.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate vestibular test abnormalities that identify patients who are "appropriate" candidates for therapy.
  2. Use diagnosis based strategies for designing and implementing therapy.
  3. Apply specific therapy protocols within individualized programs for patients.
  4. Initiate and implement a comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation program within their scope of practice.


Who should attend:

Registration in workshops requires an earned degree in audiology, medicine, physical or occupational therapy.

Physical and Occupational Therapy Assistants may participate and receive AIB Certification. 

Certification:

  • AIB's 2-year certification is included in the price of the tuition.
  • At the conclusion of the workshop, you will be given a take home examination.  Then manual portion is the CRM practice will be performed during the workshop while at AIB.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evidence Based Approach to Evaluation and Treatment of Dizzy Patient (added concussion management)

June 12-13, 2015
Lawrenceville, NJ
Instructor: Anne Galgon, PT, PhD, NCS; Elizabeth Grace Georgelos, PT, MPT, NCS
Contact: Denise Hartzell Leggin, Email
About the Event

This class  is presented in a hybrid format 1.5 days on site attendance and ~2.5 hours of distance learning. Course is designed to provide participants with the latest evidence and foundation to efficiently evaluate and treat common peripheral and central disorders PLUS additional content on physiology of concussion and specific assessment and treatment planning. This comprehensive program will place emphasis on understanding vestibular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in order to develop effective and evidence based therapeutic interventions.  This program will feature an integrated format of lecture, lab, case studies, and open discussion.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced Intensive Labs

June 13-14, 2015
Matthews, NC
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.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

June 19-20, 2015
Winston Salem, NC
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.

Evidence Based Treatment in Patients with Neurologic Disorders

July 25-26, 2015
Miami Beach, FL
Instructor: Kari Dunning, PT, PhD
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This course will help make evidence based strategies easy to integrate into your adult neuro-rehab practice. Outcome measures and treatments will be presented for persons with neurological diagnoses including acute, chronic and degenerative. Current thinking about neuroplasticity, motor learning and cardiovascular fitness will be woven into all treatment approaches. Specific treatments discussed will be both evidence based and emerging, with an emphasis on those that improve functional participation, ambulation, upper extremity skill and prevent falls. Special emphasis will be on treatment programs and strategies that are feasible in the clinic. Presentation and discussion will include details needed for translation to your clinic immediately.

Evidence Based Treatment in Patients with Neurologic Disorders

July 31, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Decatur, GA
Instructor: Kari Dunning, PT, PhD
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event
This course will help make evidence based strategies easy to integrate into your adult neuro-rehab practice. Outcome measures and treatments will be presented for persons with neurological diagnoses including acute, chronic and degenerative. Current thinking about neuroplasticity, motor learning and cardiovascular fitness will be woven into all treatment approaches. Specific treatments discussed will be both evidence based and emerging, with an emphasis on those that improve functional participation, ambulation, upper extremity skill and prevent falls. Special emphasis will be on treatment programs and strategies that are feasible in the clinic. Presentation and discussion will include details needed for translation to your clinic immediately.

Evidence Based Treatment in Patients with Neurologic Disorders

July 31, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Decatur, GA
Instructor: Kari Dunning, PT, PhD
Contact: (508) 359-6533, Email
About the Event

This course will help make evidence based strategies easy to integrate into your adult neuro-rehab practice. Outcome measures and treatments will be presented for persons with neurological diagnoses including acute, chronic and degenerative. Current thinking about neuroplasticity, motor learning and cardiovascular fitness will be woven into all treatment approaches. Specific treatments discussed will be both evidence based and emerging, with an emphasis on those that improve functional participation, ambulation, upper extremity skill and prevent falls. Special emphasis will be on treatment programs and strategies that are feasible in the clinic. Presentation and discussion will include details needed for translation to your clinic immediately.

Post Concussion Syndrome

July 31, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Lee's Summit, MO
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.

The Ethics of Fall Prevention

August 18, 2015
Carlsbad, 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.

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.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

September 25-26, 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.

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.

Treating Complex Neuro and Geriatric Patients: Falls Prevention & Balance

October 2-3, 2015
East Point, 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 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.

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.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

October 25-26, 2015
Chestnut Hills, MD
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

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.

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.

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.

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: Advanced Intensive Labs

November 14-15, 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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 Online Series - Cervicogenic Dizziness

Instructor: Richard Clendaniel PT, PhD
Contact: (508) 359-6533, 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 Online Series - Cervicogenic Dizziness

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.

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
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 and 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.

APPROXIMATELY 6.5 HOURS are needed to complete all units and testing. Continuing education for

physical therapists has been obtained in Florida (7.5 CEUs #120018324), TX (6.5 CCus 52085A), California

(0.65CEUs;CPTA#12-225), GA (0.65 CEUs), New Jersey ( #380-2012). Participants are encouraged to

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

Objectives:

Following successful completion of the course, the participant will:

1. Discuss typical development of static and dynamic balance in terms of individual sensory

systems and the interaction of sensory and motor systems.

2. Select appropriate assessment tools based on reported activity limitations and participation

restrictions, given a specific case scenario.

3. Identify appropriate intervention strategies for specific impairments

4. Select appropriate interventions to address impairments (based on specific case scenario

examination results) and discuss rationale behind the chosen 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 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.

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 M Farrell, P.T., Ph.D
About the Event

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

and 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, and 4)

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

juried, peer reviewed journals, are provided.

APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS are needed to complete all units and testing. Continuing education approval has

been obtained for physical therapists in Florida (4.5 CEHs #120018326), Texas (4.0 CCUs #52086A), California

(0.40 CEUs CPTA#12-226), GA (0.40 CEUs) and New Jersey (4.0 CE credits #381-2012). Participants are

encouraged to check requirements with the local state licensing agency to assure that proper credit is

received.

Objectives:

Following successful completion of the course, the participant will:

1. Recognize the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system

2. Know the pathophysiology, characteristics, & presentation of BPPV

3. Understand the prevalence & incidence of BPPV

4. Understand how to perform a comprehensive examination for the identification of BPPV

5. Interpret examination findings to determine the presence of posterior canal (PC) BPPV

6. perform standard treatment techniques and manage posterior canal (PC) BPPV

7. identify anterior canal (AC) and horizontal canal (HC) BPPV for the purpose of appropriate

referral

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 patients. Material is organized in 4 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.

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.

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 three 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.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Online Series - Cervicogenic Dizziness

Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
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.

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: Case Studies, Rehabilitative Treatment Design and Advanced Concepts

Instructor: Jeff Walter
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: 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: Identification and Management of BPPV

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
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 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: 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: Office Examination of the Vestibular System

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
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
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.

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.

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.

Bridging the Hearing Screening Gap: The importance of periodic hearing screening in the pre-school population

March 16, 2015
Instructor: Jill Craig, MA
About the Event

Late onset hearing loss among children exists and can delay language learning. Early detection is key. Join us in an interview with international leader William Eiserman, PhD, as he discusses the following topics and takes your questions. -The importance of hearing loss screening in the 0-5 population -What to consider when selecting screening equipment for this young population -Key challenges (and how to overcome them)

BPPV Assessment: Improving outcomes with proper assessment

May 6, 2015
Instructor: Kamran Barin, PhD & Wendy Crumley-Welsh, MS
About the Event

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common balance disorder, but assessment may not be as easy as we think. Obtaining a good case history is an important and useful tool in deciphering the cause. Using head position feedback can help in collecting patient data. Join us for a discussion about how obtaining a good case history, utilizing the correct maneuver, positioning of the patient and understanding the eye position data all lead to a proper assessment.

BPPV Treatment: What you may not know

June 10, 2015
Instructor: Kamran Barin, PhD & Wendy Crumley-Welsh, MS
About the Event

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common balance disorder and correct assessment is key to providing the correct repositioning treatment. Head position feedback is a new software tool that assists in positioning the patient properly during the treatment and gives the ability to review the patient’s results after treatment. In this session we’ll look at how utilizing the correct repositioning treatment, proper positioning of the patient, and understanding the eye movement can all lead to successful treatment.

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