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Vestibular Disorders: Second Annual Symposium

November 13, 2017
Manhasset, NY
Instructor: Yuri Agrawal, MD, MPH and Maja Svrakic, MD
Contact: 516-465-3263, Email
About the Event

Northwell Health's Symposium on Vestibular Disorders aims to bring specialists from varied fields of Otolaryngology, Neurology, Audiology, Rehabilitation, Internal, Integrative and Emergency Medicine to facilitate discussion on assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients presenting with dizziness. CME, Nursing, Audiology CEU, PT and OT credits are available. Offered for only $25, including breakfast and lunch.

Everyone must register at:
http://cmetracker.net/NSLIJCME/Login?FormName=RegLoginLive&EventID=63662

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Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency Based Course

October 17-21, 2017
Atlantic Beach, FL
Instructor: Rose Marie Rine, P.T, Ph.D., Jennifer B Christy PT, PhD, Lisa Farrel, PT, PhD
Contact: 904-762419, Email
About the Event

This 5 day course is co-sponsored by Specialty Therapy Source, LLC and the American Physical Therapy Associatioprovn, and provides an in-depth review of the science and evidence for vestibular rehabilitation, evaluation and intervention strategies for pediatric clients. The course includes detailed didactic review of the vestibular system, its function, and the effect of damage to this system on development. A Certificate of Attendance worth 4.1 CEUs/41 contact hours is provided, as well as additional certificate of Achievement (.3 CEUs/3 contact hours) once testing is successfully completed.

Rehab for Vestibular, Balance and Related Symptons: Post-Concussion Syndrome

October 20-21, 2017
Johns Creek, GA
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Concussion is a common and potential disabling condition that affects people of all ages as a result of trauma sustained in sport, motor vehicle crashes, military service, work and recreational accidents.  This course is designed to aid in the identification of the multifaceted nature of concussion, and will help you effectively treat PCS patients and become part of an effective team approach to recovery. You will learn about clinical trajectories, stages of recovery and predictors of recovery time, differential diagnoses as well as comprehensive treatment techniques.  You will be able to perform an effective evaluation as well as learn about the latest research in assessing and managing PCS to successfully get your patients back to their prior functioning levels. This course builds in extensive LAB time for a hands-on style of learning.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

October 21-22, 2017
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Karen Skop, PT, DPT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day, advanced seminar focusing on balance and vestibular sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The cause of concussions can be varied, from sports related injuries, car accidents, falls, to the more unique and complex mTBI sustained by the thousands of returning soldiers from war zone regions. This course is designed to aid in the identification of vestibular and balance deficits following a concussion. The participant will learn what types of diagnoses are most common following a concussion, expected recovery, outcomes and prognosis. We will cover a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, complex cases of BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve damage, fistulas, traumatic Meniere’s, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. We will discuss current “return to play”. guidelines, their limitations and how balance plays an important role. Case studies will be introduced so that participants will learn to systematically approach the examination, establish a working diagnosis and develop treatment plan and finally exercise prescription. Case studies will include several videos examples, focusing on key features to aid in interpretation of eye movement patterns and developing differential diagnosis from skills learned during lab. This course is organized to build in complexity, through case presentations, guided lab and lectures to allow the learner to have a thorough understanding of how to manage this population without getting overwhelmed! Throughout the course evidence based practice is emphasized. Participants will be able to develop clear, concise treatment regimen, learn how to educate patient, families and coaches on when is the best time to “return to play”. Finally, participants will learn what is known in the literature, what is not known and how you as a health care provider can play a prominent role.

 

Concussion Management: Current Concepts

October 28-29, 2017
Miami Lakes, FL
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 954-667-7868, Email
About the Event

This course is for rehabilitation practitioners who want to gain, or improve their skills, in assessment and treatment of patients with concussion. The goal is to promote best practice by applying current evidence to address complaints of dizziness, vertigo, gaze stability, balance, cervical spine, and exertional headache that can occur in patients with concussion. The course begins with discussion of the anatomy and physiology of movement perception and equilibrium, which lays the foundation to understanding pathophysiology and etiology of concussion related symptoms. A comprehensive assessment that includes visual and vestibular oculomotor examination, cervical spine screening, and exertional testing along with related intervention strategies will be taught to assist the practitioner in skilled management of concussion. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is also introduced for the practitioner to gain skills in assessment techniques as well as learn the most current BPPV management including selection of appropriate repositioning maneuvers. Diagnostic tests and their interpretation are discussed and related to differential diagnosis techniques. To be able to get the most out this learning experience, this course encourages interaction and discussion through lecture and hands-on lab sessions using a case study format so the practitioner will be able to synthesize and integrate course material into clinical practice.

Evaluation and Treatment of patients with Dizziness and Balance Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach through Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

October 28-29, 2017
Plymouth, MI
Instructor: Saravanan Chockalingam PT, DPT, CLT, CYT
Contact: 2489775012, Email
About the Event

Evaluation and Treatment patients with dizziness and balance disorders is a great challenge to today’s health care professional. An estimated 42% of the adult population will report episodes of dizziness or vertigo to their physicians and 85% of them will be due to vestibular dysfunctions. Vestibular disorders can cause dizziness, imbalance, and subsequent risk of fall and thereby greatly limit mobility, function, and quality of life. Vestibular rehabilitation is a growing, and much needed, area of therapy in which the therapists can guide a patient through the course of their dysfunction, assist them in recovery, and help to give them back the ability to participate in their lives. This basic to intermediate two-day course will overview therapists’ role in vestibular rehabilitation and enhance the clinician’s knowledge base and hands-on skill through lecture, case studies demonstration and practice and video presentation. Instruction will focus on review and analysis of relevant topics including anatomy and physiology of both vestibular and balance systems, assessment of vestibular disorders, diagnostic tests, medical management, rehabilitation with appropriate treatment strategies including Adaptation, Substitution, Habituation Exercise and concepts behind a successful Vestibular rehabilitation and balance program. Emphasis will be placed on current research using a variety of therapeutic approaches in treating patient with vestibular dysfunctions and balance disorders that will provide a foundation from which appropriate decision can be made with regard to patient needs.
This course is designed for participants with a basic to intermediate level of experience

Vestibular Rehabilitation

October 28-29, 2017
Kissimmee (Orlando Area), FL
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, 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 clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

October 28-29, 2017
Boise, ID
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

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

An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

November 4-5, 2017
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.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

November 4-5, 2017
Detroit, MI
Instructor: Jennifer Bottomley
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, 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 Parkinsons Disease, Stroke, Alzheimers 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 Parkinsons disease, Cerebral Vascular Accidents, and the neurological manifestations of Alzheimers 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.

 

Spinning Beyond Basics - An Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Course

November 4-5, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Instructor: Janene Holmberg, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

 

This two-day advanced course is designed for physical or occupational therapists, who have prior experience in vestibular rehabilitation and are seeking to refine their clinical evaluation and treatment skills beyond the basics. Therapists who are comfortable with their fundamental skills will find this course helpful at adding more treatment options to successfully treat the complex dizzy patient. Patient diagnoses discussed will include cervical dizziness, atypical BPPV, anxiety, migraine, acoustic neuroma, superior canal dehiscence, conversion disorder and Mal de Debarquement. Focus will be placed on case study applications with careful analysis of history, diagnostic clinical findings and classification of dysfunctions to allow optimal customized treatment protocols. Clinical skills to be taught will include fistula screening, cervicogenic screening, BPPV treatments beyond the posterior canal (anterior/horizontal canals), acoustic neuroma management including exposure to facial rehabilitation techniques, migraine screening and treatments, and identification/management of psychological factors. All testing and treatment protocols presented will be evidence-based and clinically relevant to more effectively manage the dizzy patient. Lectures will intersperse the refining of clinical testing protocols with specific treatment strategies for a wide range of diagnoses. Instruction will be provided via lecture, videotapes, lab breakouts, detailed demonstrations and case studies. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual giving details of all recommended testing and treatment protocols.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

November 4-5, 2017
Mission Viejo, CA
Instructor: Karen Skop, PT, DPT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day, advanced seminar focusing on balance and vestibular sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The cause of concussions can be varied, from sports related injuries, car accidents, falls, to the more unique and complex mTBI sustained by the thousands of returning soldiers from war zone regions. This course is designed to aid in the identification of vestibular and balance deficits following a concussion. The participant will learn what types of diagnoses are most common following a concussion, expected recovery, outcomes and prognosis. We will cover a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, complex cases of BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve damage, fistulas, traumatic Meniere’s, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. We will discuss current “return to play”. guidelines, their limitations and how balance plays an important role. Case studies will be introduced so that participants will learn to systematically approach the examination, establish a working diagnosis and develop treatment plan and finally exercise prescription. Case studies will include several videos examples, focusing on key features to aid in interpretation of eye movement patterns and developing differential diagnosis from skills learned during lab. This course is organized to build in complexity, through case presentations, guided lab and lectures to allow the learner to have a thorough understanding of how to manage this population without getting overwhelmed! Throughout the course evidence based practice is emphasized. Participants will be able to develop clear, concise treatment regimen, learn how to educate patient, families and coaches on when is the best time to “return to play”. Finally, participants will learn what is known in the literature, what is not known and how you as a health care provider can play a prominent role.

Vestibular Rehabilitation AND Concussion Certification Workshop

November 8-11, 2017
San Juan, PR
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

Based on demand, we have combined our popular and highly regarded Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion Certification workshops into one four-day workshop in beautiful San Juan at the University of Puerto Rico. Now you can obtain dual certification for the cost of one. This is opportunity is not to be missed. The workshop will be offered on the campus of the Medical Science Campus of the University of Puerto Rico. In addition, participants will be invited to attend a variety of social events.

This four-day certification workshop presents rehabilitation and therapy protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion. Evidence based protocols will be presented, demonstrated and practiced to ensure therapists and clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process. CEU acquisition is independent of the certification.

Innovative Vestibular and Visual Solutions for the Sensory Motor Pediatric Therapist ...What do I do now?

November 10-11, 2017
Houston, TX
Instructor: Kendra Worley, MOT, LOT
About the Event

This course is designed to give pediatric PT’s and OT’s strategies to improve treatment outcomes. These outcomes include: increased postural stability, ROM, attention, social interactions, visual motor coordination, fine motor and gross motor skills. This two-day, intermediate-level course will explore sensory integration and the theory of functional disconnect syndrome, along with ways to incorporate these theories into your treatment sessions. 
The following questions will be answered: “How do you determine if it is a sensory processing deficit or a behavioral issue?” and “How do you help a child who “W” sits? Participants will gain knowledge on how to be more objective in the effectiveness of the treatment strategies they use. Multiple in-depth case studies will be used to walk therapists through a progression of therapy strategies used with each child. Strategies on how to provide visual and vestibular stimulation with high muscle tone vs. low muscle tone kids will be presented. Strategies on how to incorporate reflex integration exercises to improve developmental outcomes will also be demonstrated. 
This course will include lecture, discussion, and case studies including several videos of treatment sessions. In addition, hands-on lab time and demonstration sessions will be incorporated to allow time for practice of therapy strategies. Therapists from a variety of settings including home health, school, clinics and hospitals would benefit from this course. (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)

Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course

November 11-12, 2017
Pasadena, CA
Instructor: Diane Wrisley, Phd, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to refine their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention.

Mastering Rehab Solutions for the Complexities of Concussions

November 11-12, 2017
Kenosha, WI
Instructor: Elizabeth Grace Georgelos, PT, MS, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This two-day advanced course is designed for physical and occupational therapists, who have prior experience in vestibular rehabilitation and are looking to expand their knowledge and clinical skills in the assessment and intervention of persons with mild traumatic brain injury and concussion. Mild TBI is often in the news related to sports concussion, yet the cause of injury may be one of many possible sources: sports, car accidents, falls, work accidents, combat and other injuries. Specific areas of dysfunction to be explored include BPPV, oculomotor issues, vestibular dysfunction, self-motion and visual motion sensitivity, balance dysfunction, cervical involvement, cervical proprioception abnormalities, and exertional issues along with discussion of treatment strategies to address each problem with review of current evidence supporting best practice. Discussion on how to perform differential diagnosis of all these difficulties and also how to deal with confounding issues such as migraines and light and sound sensitivity will be included.

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

November 11-12, 2017
Chicago, IL
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

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

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

November 11-12, 2017
Chicago, IL
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

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

Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

November 17-18, 2017
Houston, TX
Instructor: Gaye Cronin
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, 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 childs 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.

Rehab for Vestibular, Balance and Related Symptons: Post-Concussion Syndrome

November 17-18, 2017
Danbury, CT
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Concussion is a common and potential disabling condition that affects people of all ages as a result of trauma sustained in sport, motor vehicle crashes, military service, work and recreational accidents.  This course is designed to aid in the identification of the multifaceted nature of concussion, and will help you effectively treat PCS patients and become part of an effective team approach to recovery. You will learn about clinical trajectories, stages of recovery and predictors of recovery time, differential diagnoses as well as comprehensive treatment techniques.  You will be able to perform an effective evaluation as well as learn about the latest research in assessing and managing PCS to successfully get your patients back to their prior functioning levels. This course builds in extensive LAB time for a hands-on style of learning.

Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course

November 18-19, 2017
Aurora, IL
Instructor: Diane Wrisley, Phd, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to refine their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention.

Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy

November 18-19, 2017
Chicago, IL
Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases affect millions of people throughout the United States and worldwide. It is estimated that 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s Disease are diagnosed each year, adding to the more than one million Americans already diagnosed with the disease. Approximately 400,000 people in the US are affected by Multiple Sclerosis and 2.3 million worldwide. Add to these statistics the 2.4 percent of the US population diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.

This two-day intermediate level course provides an in-depth look at the evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Peripheral Neuropathy. This course provides the most up-to-date information on these neurological conditions.

An in-depth presentation of the clinical research, current common medications, surgical procedures and the effects they can have on rehabilitation are discussed in an interactive format. The scientific and clinical rationale for assessment and treatment strategies at different stages of progression are thoroughly presented. In addition to the comprehensive didactic information presented, this course will encompass a large amount of laboratory time. Innovative techniques, ranging from balance and gait training, yoga, boxing, Pilates and the use of therapeutic equipment will be utilized during lab sessions with the goal of formulating a patient specific progressive treatment program.

Video case study analysis and group discussion for movement dysfunction and gait abnormalities will provide the clinician with the skills necessary to discern the underlying mechanism of pathomechanics and dysfunction.

Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult

November 18-19, 2017
Portland, OR
Instructor: Linda Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

 

As the population ages, there is a continual growing need for physical and occupational therapists and other health care providers to develop comprehensive solutions to maximize mobility and achieve postitive functional outcomes. This intermediate level course will utilize the best evidence based research in examination and treatment techniques for older adults and apply them to results driven clinical practices. This course will teach clinicians how to perform a comprehensive examination of older adults with orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses as well as other pathologies with an emphasis on integrating findings into the development of the plan of care. A variety of tests and interventions will be practiced in labs to allow participants the opportunity to practice the concepts discussed during lectures, such as appropriate strength training for older adults and treatment of vestibular disorders. Since vestibular disorders may be missed in older adults, identification and treatment of vestibular impairment is vital to successful outcomes in this population to prevent further injury and to establish a successful path toward functional mobility. This course will also include implications of other diagnoses common to older adults such as diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, hip fracture, and several other diagnoses. Case studies will be used for participants to practice problem solving and clinical decision making in older adults. The information in this course can be adapted for all practice settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities/subacute, outpatient, and home care. This evidence based course will incorporate current and relevant information to develop an individualized treatment plan to improve functional outcomes in your patients. A comprehensive manual will supplement the didactic and lab portions of the course.

Post Concussion Syndrome

November 18-19, 2017
Staten Island, NY
Instructor: Christina Finn
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, 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.

Best Practices in Concussion Management

November 24-26, 2017
Guelph, ON, Canada
Instructor: Scott Haller, DOMP/Dr. Kailin Walter, DC/Frances MacInnes, PT
Contact: 1-855-223-1002, Email
About the Event

This course offers a comprehensive overview of evidence-based concussion assessment procedures, rehabilitation methods, baseline testing and return-to-play considerations. We offer concise literature reviews on topics such as acute concussion pathophysiology, post-concussion syndrome, rest and activity post-concussion and offer strategies for building individualized return to learn and return to work programs. We utilize a multidisciplinary speaking panel and offer information geared to rehabilitation and medical professionals regarding best practice management for concussion. This information is applicable for those who work with athletes and sport-related concussion as well as those working with the general population and non-sport-related concussion.

This in-person and interactive course is eligible for most CE credit programs for 17 hours of training. 

We recommend all registrants sign up within 4-6 weeks of the course date to ensure your spot is reserved. 

Course Length: 2.5 Days (lunch provided)

Course Fee: $895 + HST

Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult

December 2-3, 2017
Mission Viejo, CA
Instructor: Linda Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

 

As the population ages, there is a continual growing need for physical and occupational therapists and other health care providers to develop comprehensive solutions to maximize mobility and achieve postitive functional outcomes. This intermediate level course will utilize the best evidence based research in examination and treatment techniques for older adults and apply them to results driven clinical practices. This course will teach clinicians how to perform a comprehensive examination of older adults with orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses as well as other pathologies with an emphasis on integrating findings into the development of the plan of care. A variety of tests and interventions will be practiced in labs to allow participants the opportunity to practice the concepts discussed during lectures, such as appropriate strength training for older adults and treatment of vestibular disorders. Since vestibular disorders may be missed in older adults, identification and treatment of vestibular impairment is vital to successful outcomes in this population to prevent further injury and to establish a successful path toward functional mobility. This course will also include implications of other diagnoses common to older adults such as diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, hip fracture, and several other diagnoses. Case studies will be used for participants to practice problem solving and clinical decision making in older adults. The information in this course can be adapted for all practice settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities/subacute, outpatient, and home care. This evidence based course will incorporate current and relevant information to develop an individualized treatment plan to improve functional outcomes in your patients. A comprehensive manual will supplement the didactic and lab portions of the course.

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

December 2-3, 2017
Avon, IN
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, 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.

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

 

Vestibular Assessment & Management Certification Workshop

December 4-8, 2017
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, 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.

Treating Balance and Preventing Falls, in Geriatric, Neuro, Vestibular and Medically Complex Clients

December 8-9, 2017
Framingham, MA
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course is highly informative and will get you thinking about balance in a whole new light to make balance training effective and fun for you and your patients! You will learn how to isolate balance deficits in processing and motor output, screen for basic vestibular involvement, including BPPV, objectively identify fall risk, implement modifications to reduce fall risk, discover your creative side to developing effective treatment strategies, tailor exercises to meet the needs of your patients physical abilities in any setting and understand how to teach safe falling techniques, to name a few.  You will also learn about frequently missed components to a successful treatment program.

Treating Falls and Balance Problems

December 9-10, 2017
Somerville, NJ
Instructor: Jennifer Bottomley
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This two day seminar focuses on changes specific to the aging process and to neurologic pathology that lead to balance problems and falls. A systems approach/critical pathways strategy is presented for assessing anatomic, physiologic and functional changes associated with aging and pathologies that result in changes in postural control and balance in the elderly and adult neurologic patient. Critical pathways are presented for therapeutic involvement in the rehabilitation therapies across the spectrum of care. Preventative interventions and screening for problems to prevent disability and falls and identify risk factors leading to falls are provided via practical tools for implementation of and ongoing reassessment. Exercise strategies for preventing falls and improving balance are reviewed, demonstrated and practiced. Motor control in addition to cardiovascular, nutritional,
cognitive, and pharmacological factors influencing balance will be presented.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

January 24-26, 2018
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

Program Description:
This three-day certification workshop presents rehabilitation and therapy protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion. The content is evidence based to ensure therapists and clinicians produce excellent outcomes.

Includes:
An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology
Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium
Disorders affecting vestibular function
Cortical and Labyrinthine Concussion Differentiation
Interactive Concussion Management Strategies
Extensive training materials for therapy programs
Neurophysiology of Central Compensation 
VRT protocols: adaptation, habituation, and substitution for patient-centered therapy
Pyschogenic factors affecting VRT outcomes
BPPV diagnosis & treatment – Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers with manual training

3rd International Masterclass on Vestibular Rehabilitation

January 31 - February 1, 2018
Sabah, Malaysia, Malaysia
Instructor: DR ZURAIDA ZAINUN
Contact: 0060179427395, Email
About the Event

Date: 31 Jan 2017 & 1 Feb 2018
Venue: Auditorium Hospital Queen Elizabeth Sabah

Registration Fee:
Local Professionals RM400.00
Local Students RM200.00 (Required Student Card)

International Professional USD300
International Student USD120 (Required Student Card)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
ORL Specialists And Medical Officers
Medical Specialists And Medical Officers
Emergency Specialist And Medical Officers
Audiologists
Speech Therapists
Physiotherapists
Occupational Therapists
Related Paramedics & Professionals
Interested Individuals (E.G. Medical Students, Audiology Students Etc.

For more information, please contact
Madam Ham Siew Ling
Tel : 609 - 767 3801
HP : 6012 - 928 9664
Email : [email protected]

Evidence Based Concussion Certification Workshop

February 1-2, 2018
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

Program Description:
This Program will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of concussion identification, assessment, therapies and return to play processes resulting in Two Year Certification upon successful completion of an examination.

Curriculum development is in collaboration with leading authorities in basic science, medicine, human dynamics and rehabilitation. All content is consistent with the American Academy of Neurology (2013) Guidelines and the Centers for Disease Control.

4th International Masterclass on Vestibular Rehabilitation

March 7-8, 2018
KOTA BHARU, Malaysia
Instructor: Dr Zuraida Zainun
Contact: 0060179427395, Email
About the Event

4TH INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS ON VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION

Venue: Tutorial Room A, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM

For registration or more information:
Please contact Mdm. Ham Siew Ling

Thank you.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

April 11-13, 2018
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

Program Description:
This three-day certification workshop presents rehabilitation and therapy protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion. The content is evidence based to ensure therapists and clinicians produce excellent outcomes.

Includes:
An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology
Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium
Disorders affecting vestibular function
Cortical and Labyrinthine Concussion Differentiation
Interactive Concussion Management Strategies
Extensive training materials for therapy programs
Neurophysiology of Central Compensation 
VRT protocols: adaptation, habituation, and substitution for patient-centered therapy
Pyschogenic factors affecting VRT outcomes
BPPV diagnosis & treatment – Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers with manual training

Vestibular Assessment & Management Certification Workshop

May 7-11, 2018
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, 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.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

May 16-18, 2018
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

Program Description:
This three-day certification workshop presents rehabilitation and therapy protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion. The content is evidence based to ensure therapists and clinicians produce excellent outcomes.

Includes:
An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology
Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium
Disorders affecting vestibular function
Cortical and Labyrinthine Concussion Differentiation
Interactive Concussion Management Strategies
Extensive training materials for therapy programs
Neurophysiology of Central Compensation 
VRT protocols: adaptation, habituation, and substitution for patient-centered therapy
Pyschogenic factors affecting VRT outcomes
BPPV diagnosis & treatment – Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers with manual training

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Online Training

Introduction to Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

Instructor: Rose Marie Rine PT, PhD
About the Event

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

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

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

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

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

juried, peer reviewed journals, will be provided.

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

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

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

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

Objectives:

Following successful completion of the course, the participant will:

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

vestibular dysfunction in children.

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

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

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

dysfunction in children.

5. Identify the evidence supporting vestibular rehabilitation for children

ADVANCED VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION SERIES Individual Session: Advanced BPPV

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

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

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

- See more at: https://www.educationresourcesinc.com/online-course-details/advanced-ves...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- See more at: https://www.educationresourcesinc.com/online-course-details/advanced-ves...

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.

Current Concussion Evaluation and Treatment Approaches

Instructor: Elizabeth Georgelos, PT, MS, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based intermediate course provides the clinician with the tools necessary to evaluate and treat the many symptoms associated with the concussion patient. The pathophysiology of a concussion and its associated symptoms is presented from medical, neuropsychological and therapeutic perspectives. Through this team approach, you will learn to identify red flags, develop proper communication skills, and in turn, promote patient compliance throughout the rehabilitation process. This will enhance the patient’s overall ability to understand the process of recovery and the importance of team/family involvement for successful outcomes.

Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Impairments in Children

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

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

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

2) Examination and evaluation of balance

3) Intervention targeted on system impairments

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

Fall Prevention and Balance Restoration for Seniors

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

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

Helping your patients with dizziness: Is it BPPV?

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

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

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

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

3) Other forms of BPPV

4) Factors for success

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

Introduction to Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

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

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

NEW ADVANCED VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION: COMPLETE ONLINE SERIES

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

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

Take the complete series or the individual sessions.

 

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

Treatment Approaches for the Neurological Progression of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease

Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This course provides information on the specific neurological diseases processes of Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Muscular Dystrophy. Top neurologists specializing in Multiple Sclerosis will share information concerning the results from current research and clinical studies for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Evidenced based research results will enable the clinician to understand the underlying mechanism of this disease process, diagnostic tools currently being utilized, medications and the importance of therapy and the future of MS treatments. Case presentations of patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s, MS and Muscular Dystrophy will provide the clinician with the ability to observe common patterns seen with patients that are characteristic of each of these neurological diseases. The clinician will have the opportunity to get first hand information from the patients on their description of what it is like to be diagnosed with their neurological disease and the limitations and challenges they have encountered. Therapists will identify the appropriate assessment tools and measurement scales utilized for each disease and apply them to their rehab program. This will provide the clinician with the tools needed to effectively develop a program while maximizing the energy efficiency of their patients.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Evaluation and Treatment

Instructor: Barry Morgan, PT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the interaction between the body’s multisensory systems and the complexities of the relationship between the systems to maintain vestibular function and balance.
    • Describe the importance of therapy for identifying the root cause (s) of vestibular dysfunction and developing a proper treatment program to improve symptoms and function.
    • Discuss the importance of central testing and understand how to sequence the testing in a comprehensive evaluation.
    • Perform specific oculomotor and vestibular function testing and understand the implications of the findings. To Include:
      • Neutral primary gaze position test
      • Eccentric Gaze Holding Test
      • Ocular ROM/Mobility/Motility test
      • Smooth Pursuit Test
      • Saccadic eye movement test
      • Vergence test
      • Optokinetic nystagmus test
      • Vestibulo-ocular reflex test(slow)
      • Cross cover test
      • Head thrust test/head impulse test(HIT)
      • Head shake test(HST)
      • Vestibulo-ocular cancellation testing
      • FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF COURSE OBJECTIVES, VISIT http://www.healthclick.com

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced Concepts and Case Studies

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

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

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

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

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

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Identification and Management of BPPV

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

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

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Office Examination of the Vestibular System

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

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

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Vestibular Disorders

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

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

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