Life Rebalanced Live

VeDA's 2nd Annual

Virtual Conference

 

Learning. Sharing. Connection.

Life Rebalanced Live was VeDA's 2nd annual virtual conference and featured talks by premier vestibular specialists, patients sharing their stories, and opportunities to connect with fellow "Vesties."  Even though the conference is over, you can still purchase the recording and transcripts by clicking the orange button below the program.

Program

What is Vestibular?

  • Expert Interview with Dr. Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD
  • Patient Panel

Neurological Symptoms associated with Long-haul COVID-19

  • Expert Interview with P. Ashley Wackym, MD
  • Patient Panel

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

  • Expert Interview with Jeff Hoder, PT, DPT, NCS
  • Patient Panel

Vestibular Migraine

  • Expert Interview with Shin Beh, MD, FAAN, FAHS
  • Patient Panel

The Vestibular Traumatic Brain Injury Connection

  • Expert Interview with Carrie Hoppes, PT, PhD
  • Patient Panel
Life Rebalanced Live

Hosts

Drs. Danielle Tate and Abbie Ross facilitated the "fireside chat" discussions with our healthcare experts, and vestibular patient, Laura Cala, moderated the patient panels.

Danielle Tate, DPT

Danielle Tolman, DPT
Balancing Act Rehabilitation

Dr. Danielle Tate, PT, DPT is a physical therapist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with vestibular and balance dysfunction. She obtained her BS in Healthcare Management as well as her DPT from Misericordia University Physical Therapy Department in Dallas, PA. Dr. Tate had the opportunity to complete a 10 week clinical rotation with a vestibular specialist at the Otolaryngology, Vestibular, and Balance Center at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA where she became a true “Vestibuloholic”. A few short years later, she developed the educational version of a 3D printed model of the Vestibular Organ for both patient and clinician education. In order to share her educational model, she founded Vestibular Today, a website dedicated to sharing interesting patient cases, educational videos, and vestibular-related research she learns about as she moves forward in her career.

She brings her passion for raising awareness about vestibular dysfunction and imbalance out into the community by giving free presentations at senior centers and for local organizations. She has created and presented in-services for audiological practices and Doctor of Physical Therapy Students about simple bedside testing/screening and treatment. She has completed and successfully passed the Vestibular Competency Course presented by Duke University School of Medicine & the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in Atlanta, Georgia. She is proud to be an active Board Member of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) where she also serves on the Legislative Advocacy Committee, the Medical Advocacy Committee, the Virtual Conference Committee, and the Professional Development Committee. 

Abbie Ross, PT, DPT, NCS

Abbie Ross, PT, DPT, NCS
Balancing Act Rehabilitation

Dr. Abbie Ross is a physical therapist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of patients with vestibular and balance dysfunction. She is a board-certified neurologic clinical specialist, which includes the rehabilitation management of vestibular disorders, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and more. Dr. Ross operates a primarily virtual vestibular rehabilitation clinic called Balancing Act Rehabilitation PLLC. In addition, she co-produces a podcast focused on vestibular dysfunction called Talk Dizzy to Me, along with our other conference host, Dr. Danielle Tate. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and vestibular rehabilitation special interest group, as well as a professional member and committee member of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA).

Laura Cala

Laura Cala
Vestibular Migraine Patient

Laura was diagnosed with vestibular migraine in 2019, after having suffered from symptoms since 2015. Laura's career as a competitive dancer was cut short by her diagnosis. "Life has changed, but it’s changed for the better," says Laura. "Now I do things at a pace that is better for me. My journey has allowed me to discover myself all over again." Laura now works part-time with an employer who allows her the flexibility to care for herself as needed. She is an active advocate for vestibular awareness and hosts "Vestibular Warrior Talks" on Instagram Live (instagram.com/dizzy.diaries).

Feedback from 2020

"I am very thankful to this conference. It is such a blessing and privilege to have this information to guide me through my ordeal. You have helped me not feel so alone and "weird" because I have this invisible disease. Thank so much from the bottom of my heart to everyone who put this amazing conference together. All your hard work and caring has helped me and everyone who struggles with vestibular dysfunction."

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Feedback from 2020

"Thank you for this  wonderful conference! It was so informative. Now I know what my difficulties are & who my people are. It's such a great relief."

friends joining hands
"Support" on a tablet

Feedback from 2020

"I LOVED this conference! I’m grateful that it was virtual and recorded so I could still watch it when my vestibular issues weren't acting up. Thank you for this wonderful resource!"

"Support" on a tablet
Training session

Feedback from 2020

"Thank you for making the conference available to all and making the cost for the webinars affordable. The information and the ability to connect with so many people who are struggling like I am is invaluable."

Training session

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