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ACPIVR Conference and AGM: The Ageing Vestibular System

May 16, 2020
London, United Kingdom
Instructor: Dr Barry Seemungal; Dr Joanna Lawson; Prof. Yuri Agrawal; Dr Katy Munro; Prof. Susan Whitney; Deirdre Brody; Dean Metz
About the Event

Leading international speakers have been selected to highlight the latest developments in understanding age-related vestibular loss and vestibular rehabilitation in older adults. This event is aimed at clinicians of all levels, with emphasis on clinically relevant research and promoting best practice.

Australasian Vestibular Rehabilitation Conference

May 22-24, 2020
Sydney , Australia
Instructor: Prof. Sue Whitney, Prof Michael Schubert, Prof. Americo Migliaccio, Prof. Stephen Lord
Contact: +61 1300 770 197, Email
About the Event

The most significant Vestibular Rehabilitation event for 2020 is secured.

Australasian Vestibular Rehabilitation Conference
May 22-24, 2020
Sydney @ NeuRA, Randwick

Main speakers
- Prof Sue Whitney (University of Pittsburgh)
- Prof Michael Schubert (John Hopkins University)
- Prof Americo Migliaccio (NeuRA)
- Prof Stephen Lord (NeuRA)
and more!!

Advanced clinical applications in
✅ Vestibular Adaptation
✅ Balance and Gait
✅ BPPV
✅ Concussion

Post-seminar workshop hosted by Interacoustics on vestibular case studies, diagnostic interpretation and hands-on practicals

This event will sell out quickly, with limited seats available due to practical workshops embedded in the course program

2nd International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilition

August 14-16, 2021
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: 952-543-5350, Email
About the Event

During the second 2 ½ day International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation August 14-16, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN, numerous speakers from around the globe will give presentations on a wide range of vestibular topics aimed at experienced practitioners. The conference will include an exhibitor hall, posters and networking opportunities. Attendee registration will open in early 2021.

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Training

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Management Certification

February 21-23, 2020
Mesa, AZ
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) course is primarily geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and/or concussion (m-TBI) patient. The workshop will present both assessment and rehabilitation 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 clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged

February 22-23, 2020
Grand Rapids, MO
Instructor: Andrew Packel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This session to be taught by Andy Packel.
Find the most effective evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries using the latest research to inform your clinical reasoning.

TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged

February 22-23, 2020
Grand Rapids, MI
Instructor: Andrew Packel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Hone your clinical reasoning skills by using the latest research to guide evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes in individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries. You will learn effective treatment strategies to improve the effectiveness of functional skill training, cueing strategies, cognitive retraining, and caregiver education.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

February 22-23, 2020
Houston, TX
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This two-day intermediate level course provides the practicing therapist with essential and fundamental skills needed to evaluate and treat vestibular dysfunction in patients with dizziness and/or balance disorders. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as visual and somatosensory interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinician’s ability to perform testing techniques designed to identify vestibular dysfunction properly.

Quite often the “missing link” in the management of a patient at risk for falls lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assists the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional mobility.

Discussions will entail options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies. The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with non-specific or generalized limitations in balance function.

This live course encourages the logical prioritization of assessment tools and interventions and takes into account the needs of each patient when designing a successful plan of care. Therapists leave this course with an appreciation for their newly acquired vestibular assessment and treatment skills and recognize that they can apply these new skills to patients with upright instability and subjective dizziness regardless of etiology or established diagnosis. Clinicians will be able to use these treatment ideas in the clinical setting immediately.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and occupational therapists and athletic

BRONZE VESTIBULAR ASSESSMENT

February 25-27, 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom
Instructor: Mrs Amy Lennox Bowley
Contact: +447734294207, Email
About the Event

Our most popular workshop through 2018-2019, this course is intended for clinicians who want to develop skills in assessing vestibular disorders. With a large practical component to this workshop which includes hands-on with various equipment, case studies and ocular motor response training.  The limited delegate numbers ensure a bespoke, relaxed and fun learning experience.
The Bronze level is best suited to those who have little experience of Vestibular Testing and want to attend a foundation workshop; interaction is encouraged from the delegates to get as much from the three days as possible. By the end of the three days, delegates should have the tools to begin seeing vestibular patients under supervision. Delegates must attend all three days to receive the Bronze Hypatia Scroll in Vestibular Assessment.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Management Certification

February 26-28, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) course is primarily geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and/or concussion (m-TBI) patient. The workshop will present both assessment and rehabilitation 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 clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

# 216 Vestibular, Oculomotor and Balance Rehabilitation

February 29 - March 1, 2020
Portland, OR
Instructor: Wendy Wood PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Contact: 800-791-0262, Email
About the Event

Vestibular and balance disorders may result from CVA, trauma, infection, debilitation, congenital conditions and numerous other conditions. Patients are seen in all settings, both orthopedic and neurologic. Vestibular disorders can cause disturbing symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, nausea, anxiety, fatigue, and imbalance. The related impairments can lead to functional limitation and disability. Balance related falls can be devastating, even fatal. Evidence has shown vestibular disorders are frequently not diagnosed or treated properly. Research has demonstrated vestibular and balance rehabilitation to be highly effective.

BRONZE EVOKED RESPONSE AUDIOMETRY - exact date TBC

March 2-31, 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom
Instructor: Mrs Amy Lennox Bowley
Contact: +447734294207, Email
About the Event

With special guest Jason Smalley this 1 day workshop will include the following:

– EP, The Basics (Anatomy and Physiology)
– NHSP in the UK
– Evoked Potentials for Medico Legal testing
– Testing Strategy

Practical sessions will include: ABR, Cortical Testing, Masking and ABR Threshold

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

March 6-7, 2020
White Plains, NY
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

A lab format is used to teach in-depth bedside and office vestibular evaluation as well as practical treatment ideas for vestibular disorders (particularly BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunctioning), which will be applicable to a variety of practice settings including; outpatient, acute care, SNF and ER.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

March 6-7, 2020
White Plains, NY
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

A lab format is used to teach in-depth bedside and office vestibular evaluation as well as practical treatment ideas for vestibular disorders (particularly BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunctioning), which will be applicable to a variety of practice settings including; outpatient, acute care, SNF and ER.

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent

March 6-7, 2020
Culver City, CA
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course was developed to address the gap in the identification and treatment of common pediatric vestibular disorders, autonomic dysfunction, oculomotor dysfunction, visual motion sensitivity, vestibular neuritis, and dizziness/imbalance from unknown etiologies. Effective treatment of children is challenging because they often lack the vocabulary to describe their complaints and diagnostic testing requires full cooperation.

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent

March 6-7, 2020
Culver City, CA
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This course was developed to address the gap in the identification and treatment of common pediatric vestibular disorders, autonomic dysfunction, oculomotor dysfunction, visual motion sensitivity, vestibular neuritis, and dizziness/imbalance from unknown etiologies. Effective treatment of children is challenging because they often lack the vocabulary to describe their complaints and diagnostic testing requires full cooperation.

#244 Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Systems- Lab Intensive... Across Neurologic, Orthopedic, and Cognitive Domains

March 7-8, 2020
Conway, SC
Instructor: Patrick A. Tino, PT, DPT
Contact: 800-791-0262 ext 1, Email
About the Event

This new interactive two-day (2-Day) workshop will cover the functional anatomy & physiology as well as the pathology of the vestibular and balance systems across neurologic, orthopedic, and cognitive domains. Emphasis will be placed upon formulating a working differential diagnosis for central and peripheral mediated vertigo. Additionally, equal focus will be placed on understanding how to assess and treat BPPV arising from anterior, horizontal, and posterior canalithiasis and cupulolithiasis. Guided by breakout hands-on labs and case scenarios, you will utilize and examine evidence-based assessment and intervention tools that are designed to effectively manage patients with easy and straight-forward diagnosis to those who have difficult-to-diagnose complex deficits which severely impair function. The instructor will disseminate information from clinical practice guidelines (CPG’s) for both Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo that will assist you in your practice. The instructor also welcomes you to feel free to “present” any challenging cases from your own practices in a warm, friendly, non-threatening, non-judgmental, and collegial environment among your fellow colleagues across the nation. Lastly, the material presented in this course ranges from intermediate to advance and is applicable to multiple clinical setting ranging from acute to home to SNF to outpatient.

#244 Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Systems- Lab Intensive... Across Neurologic, Orthopedic, and Cognitive Domains

March 7-8, 2020
Conway, SC
Instructor: Pat Tino, PT, DPT
Contact: (800) 791-0262, Email
About the Event

This new interactive two-day (2-Day) workshop will cover the functional anatomy & physiology as well as the pathology of the vestibular and balance systems across neurologic, orthopedic, and cognitive domains. Emphasis will be placed upon formulating a working differential diagnosis for central and peripheral mediated vertigo. Additionally, equal focus will be placed on understanding how to assess and treat BPPV arising from anterior, horizontal, and posterior canalithiasis and cupulolithiasis. Guided by breakout hands-on labs and case scenarios, you will utilize and examine evidence-based assessment and intervention tools that are designed to effectively manage patients with easy and straight-forward diagnosis to those who have difficult-to-diagnose complex deficits which severely impair function. The instructor will disseminate information from clinical practice guidelines (CPG’s) for both Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo that will assist you in your practice. The instructor also welcomes you to feel free to “present” any challenging cases from your own practices in a warm, friendly, non-threatening, non-judgmental, and collegial environment among your fellow colleagues across the nation. Lastly, the material presented in this course ranges from intermediate to advance and is applicable to multiple clinical setting ranging from acute to home to SNF to outpatient.

TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged

March 7-8, 2020
Miami, FL
Instructor: Andrew Packel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This session to be taught by Andy Packel.
Find the most effective evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries using the latest research to inform your clinical reasoning.

TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged

March 7-8, 2020
Miami, FL
Instructor: Andrew Packel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This session to be taught by Andy Packel.
Find the most effective evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries using the latest research to inform your clinical reasoning.

Invisible Trauma:Recovery from Complex Concussions

March 14-15, 2020
Houston, TX
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Thirty percent of those with mild traumatic brain injury have a prolonged recovery. Co-morbidities also complicate the rehabilitation process and make efficie intervention challenging. This two-day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical thera-pists who have a basic knowledge of mild TBI and vestibular rehab and would like to im-prove their skills. The course goes beyond introductory concussion courses to explore the difficu differentia diagnostic process that is required with complex mild TBI. The course will enable the therapist to differentiat the various etiologies of dysfunction and prioritize intervention for those patients who are not recovering as expected. The course will cover recent research and how clinical management has changed over recent years. Participants will explore the oculomotor exam as it relates to determining the etiology of impairment, including central vestibular involvement. The difficu areas of anxiety/depression, diffe-ential diagnosis of PPPD, and how to communicate about these issues with the patient and family will be discussed. Headache and cervical involvement will be addressed, including differentia diagnosis of post-traumatic headache, with emphasis on differentia diagnosis of migraine headache, vestibular migraine and cervicogenic dizziness. Strategies for prioritiz-ing intervention will be discussed, as well as when to refer to other medical practitioners for counseling psychology, neuropsychologic testing and vision assessment. Laboratory time will be provided to work on oculomotor and visual assessment and intervention skills as they relate to mild TBI. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for intervention planning and documentation. Participants will be able to return to their clinic with the ability to refin assessment techniques and manage patients with greater efficien.

Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult

March 14-15, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
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 positive 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 Disorders

March 14-15, 2020
Everett, WA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

BPPV in a Day!

March 16, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Joseph Sakumura, AuD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This one-day 7-hour course will provide participants with conceptual and procedural knowledge necessary to evaluate and manage benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in a broad spectrum of patients. Participants will have the benefit of practical demonstration and designated lab breakouts. This course will have a strong focus on hands-on learning opportunities in a professional collaborative environment. Participants will develop and refine skill sets needed for the evaluation and treatment of BPPV all in one day!

Vestibular Disorders: Evaluation and Management

March 16-20, 2020
Nairobi, Kenya
Instructor: Sara Abassbhay, BSc Rehab., MSc PhT.
Contact: +254723932543, Email
About the Event

This 25 hours, competency based course is designed to provide participants with the latest evidence and foundation to efficiently identify, evaluate and treat common vestibular disorders. Other specific vestibular-related conditions, as well as psychological issues and functional pathologies that are often fellow travellers with vestibular disorders will be disseminated throughout the course. This comprehensive program will place emphasis on understanding the vestibular anatomy and pathophysiology of vestibular disorders, and most importantly on performing a comprehensive patient history and thorough clinical examination 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 Certification Workshop

March 18, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and vestibular hypo-function, including assessment and rehabilitation. Canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRM) and vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.

Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course

March 21-22, 2020
Seattle, WA
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.

BPPV: A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

March 21-22, 2020
Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Participants will dive into the depths of BPPV to gain a better understanding of typical and atypical forms of BPPV, and learn to effectively, efficiently, and properly diagnose and treat patients. Participants will used evidence-based treatment and learn additional vestibular and non-vestibular basics to understand when signs and symptoms and not consistent with BPPV.

Navigating the Challenges of MILD and MODERATE TBI: Application of Evidence-Based Practice to Maximize Outcomes

March 21-22, 2020
Indianapolis, IL
Instructor: Caroyln Tassini
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn a comprehensive, evidence-based framework for assessment and interventions for individuals with mild through moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). Learn about functional and structural deficits, interventions to optimize learning and neuroplasticity as well as how to address challenging behaviors. Apply learned knowledge to cases and return to practice with an improved clinical toolbox.

Sports Concussions An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

March 21-22, 2020
San Ramon, CA
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced-based course specific to Sport-Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue, and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport-related clinical cases will be presented to aid in the identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Management Certification

March 27-29, 2020
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) course is primarily geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and/or concussion (m-TBI) patient. The workshop will present both assessment and rehabilitation 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 clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

#244 Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Systems- Lab Intensive... Across Neurologic, Orthopedic, and Cognitive Domains

March 28-29, 2020
Spokane, WA
Instructor: Patrick A. Tino, PT, DPT
Contact: 1-800-792-0262 ext 1, Email
About the Event

This new interactive two-day (2-Day) workshop will cover the functional anatomy & physiology as well as the pathology of the vestibular and balance systems across neurologic, orthopedic, and cognitive domains. Emphasis will be placed upon formulating a working differential diagnosis for central and peripheral mediated vertigo. Additionally, equal focus will be placed on understanding how to assess and treat BPPV arising from anterior, horizontal, and posterior canalithiasis and cupulolithiasis. Guided by breakout hands-on labs and case scenarios, you will utilize and examine evidence-based assessment and intervention tools that are designed to effectively manage patients with easy and straight-forward diagnosis to those who have difficult-to-diagnose complex deficits which severely impair function. The instructor will disseminate information from clinical practice guidelines (CPG’s) for both Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo that will assist you in your practice. The instructor also welcomes you to feel free to “present” any challenging cases from your own practices in a warm, friendly, non-threatening, non-judgmental, and collegial environment among your fellow colleagues across the nation. Lastly, the material presented in this course ranges from intermediate to advance and is applicable to multiple clinical setting ranging from acute to home to SNF to outpatient.

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

March 28-29, 2020
Washington, DC
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

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

March 28-29, 2020
Washington , DC
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

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

March 28-29, 2020
Medstar National Rehabilitation, WA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

BRONZE VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION

March 30, 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom
Instructor: Mrs Amy Lennox Bowley
Contact: +447734294207, Email
About the Event

During this 1 day course we will be joined by Debbie Cane. Participants will achieve the following learning outcomes: - Formulating a routine VR plan:
- What happens in an acute vestibular insult
- Theory of compensation 
- Who will benefit from VR & red flags
- How to devise a tailored made plan
- How and when to follow up and discharge
The afternoon session will include practical sessions in devising tailor made plans, modifying basic plans for bilateral hypofunction, visual vertigo, elderly and limited resources and group discussion on example cases and individual departmental practice.

Restoring Synergy: Management of Complex Vestibular Dysfunction

April 4-5, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This two-day advanced course is designed for physical therapists and 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 cervicogenic dizziness, atypical BPPV, Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), Vestibular migraine, Acoustic schwannoma, superior canal dehiscence and concussion. Focus will be placed on case study applications with careful analysis of history, diagnostic clinical findings and classification of dysfunctions to al¬low 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 PPPD. 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 intervention strategies for a wide range of diagnoses. Instruction will be provided via lecture, video, lab, detailed demonstrations, small group discussion, and case studies. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that will include sample documentation.

Sports Concussions An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

April 4-5, 2020
Denver, CO
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport-related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

INTERNATIONAL NEURO-VESTIBULAR ASSESSMENT MASTERCLASS

April 14-17, 2020
Los Angeles, CA
Instructor: Prof Dr David Zee, Prof Dr Marco Mandala, Prof Dr Soumit Dasgupta & Mrs Amy Lennox-Bowley
Contact: +447734294207, Email
About the Event

Join some of the global leading experts in neuro-vestibular assessment for this 4 day masterclass hosted by Mrs Amy Lennox-Bowley from Hypatia Training in association with the Dizzy and Vertigo Institute, Los Angeles. Prof Dr David Zee (The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine); Prof Dr Marco Mandalà (Università di Siena) and Prof Dr Soumit Dasgupta (Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trust, Liverpool), will take you through a series of fascinating lectures and workshops covering the very latest in vestibular pathology, diagnosis and setting up and running vestibular services. For a full programme please see here: https://www.hypatiatraining.com/masterclass
This training will be delivered from a state of the art vestibular laboratory in Los Angeles. Hypatia Training believe that small groups for learning are optimal and delegates will therefore learn in small working groups as much as possible, leading to a better learning and more bespoke experience. Our commitment to achieving optimal patient experience and outcomes through empowering clinicians to provide care to the highest standards underpins all our work.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Management Certification

April 17-19, 2020
Chicago, IL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) course is primarily geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and/or concussion (m-TBI) patient. The workshop will present both assessment and rehabilitation 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 clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course

April 18-19, 2020
Denver, CO
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.

BPPV: A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

April 18-19, 2020
Chicago, IL
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Participants will dive into the depths of BPPV to gain a better understanding of typical and atypical forms of BPPV, and learn to effectively, efficiently, and properly diagnose and treat patients. Participants will used evidence-based treatment and learn additional vestibular and non-vestibular basics to understand when signs and symptoms and not consistent with BPPV.

Navigating the Challenges of MILD and MODERATE TBI: Application of Evidence-Based Practice to Maximize Outcomes

April 18-19, 2020
Wallingford, CT
Instructor: Caroyln Tassini
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn a comprehensive, evidence-based framework for assessment and interventions for individuals with mild through moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). Learn about functional and structural deficits, interventions to optimize learning and neuroplasticity as well as how to address challenging behaviors. Apply learned knowledge to cases and return to practice with an improved clinical toolbox.

BPPV: Diagnosis & Treatment

April 25-26, 2020
London, United Kingdom
Instructor: Dr Rudi Gerhardt BSc. PT. DO.
Contact: +61 2 66727796, Email
About the Event

Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequent cause of dizziness. It can present with 6 different variations but given the correct diagnosis, physical treatment is very effective and immediate. A detailed history and thorough clinical assessment, in most cases will lead to a diagnosis and consequent resolution, either through appropriate treatment or referral to a specialist.

Learning Outcomes:

- Revise the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
- Confidently recognise and diagnose all variants of BPPV
- Differentiate central from peripheral vertigo and recognise 'red flags'
- Outline history taking and assessment of the 'dizzy' patient
- Interpret findings, formulate differential diagnoses and their consequent intervention
- Competently apply repositioning manoeuvres to treat each variant of BPPV

TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged

April 25-26, 2020
Little Rock, AZ
Instructor: Andrew Packel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This session to be taught by Andy Packel.
Find the most effective evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries using the latest research to inform your clinical reasoning.

TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged

April 25-26, 2020
Little Rock, AZ
Instructor: Andrew Packel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This session to be taught by Andy Packel.
Find the most effective evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries using the latest research to inform your clinical reasoning.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

April 25-26, 2020
Denver, CO
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This two-day intermediate-level course provides the practicing therapist with essential and fundamental skills needed to evaluate and treat vestibular dysfunction in patients with dizziness and/or balance disorders. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as visual and somatosensory interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinician’s ability to perform testing techniques designed to identify vestibular dysfunction properly.

Quite often the “missing link” in the management of a patient at risk for falls lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assists the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional mobility.

Discussions will entail options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies. The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with non-specific or generalized limitations in balance function.

This live course encourages the logical prioritization of assessment tools and interventions and takes into account the needs of each patient when designing a successful plan of care. Therapists leave this course with an appreciation for their newly acquired vestibular assessment and treatment skills and recognize that they can apply these new skills to patients with upright instability and subjective dizziness regardless of etiology or established diagnosis. Clinicians will be able to use these treatment ideas in the clinical setting immediately.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and occupational therapists and athletic trainers.

Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

May 2-3, 2020
Denver, CO
Instructor: Gaye Cronin
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Experienced and novice clinicians will learn a new frame of reference and treatment techniques to positively affect children’s motor skills, balance, coordination, rate of development, perceptual skills, and tolerances of motion. Attendees will learn to treat children with a wide range of genetic or acquired disorders.

Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

May 2-3, 2020
Denver, CO
Instructor: Gaye Cronin
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Experienced and novice clinicians will learn a new frame of reference and treatment techniques to positively affect children’s motor skills, balance, coordination, rate of development, perceptual skills, and tolerances of motion. Attendees will learn to treat children with a wide range of genetic or acquired disorders.

Sports Concussions An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

May 2-3, 2020
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

Vestibular Assessment & Management Certification Workshop

May 4-8, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 5-day, competency-based workshop is AIB’s most comprehensive program. Learn the full spectrum of care to manage the dizzy patient! This course provides clinicians with evidence-based protocols for both diagnostic and rehabilitation management!

- 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 13, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and vestibular hypo-function, including assessment and rehabilitation. Canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRM) and vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent

May 15-16, 2020
Middletown, NY
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course was developed to address the gap in the identification and treatment of common pediatric vestibular disorders, autonomic dysfunction, oculomotor dysfunction, visual motion sensitivity, vestibular neuritis, and dizziness/imbalance from unknown etiologies. Effective treatment of children is challenging because they often lack the vocabulary to describe their complaints and diagnostic testing requires full cooperation.

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent

May 15-16, 2020
Middletown, NY
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This course was developed to address the gap in the identification and treatment of common pediatric vestibular disorders, autonomic dysfunction, oculomotor dysfunction, visual motion sensitivity, vestibular neuritis, and dizziness/imbalance from unknown etiologies. Effective treatment of children is challenging because they often lack the vocabulary to describe their complaints and diagnostic testing requires full cooperation.

Invisible Trauma:Recovery from Complex Concussions

May 16-17, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Thirty percent of those with mild traumatic brain injury have a prolonged recovery. Co-morbidities also complicate the rehabilitation process and make efficie intervention challenging. This two-day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical thera-pists who have a basic knowledge of mild TBI and vestibular rehab and would like to im-prove their skills. The course goes beyond introductory concussion courses to explore the difficu differentia diagnostic process that is required with complex mild TBI. The course will enable the therapist to differentiat the various etiologies of dysfunction and prioritize intervention for those patients who are not recovering as expected. The course will cover recent research and how clinical management has changed over recent years. Participants will explore the oculomotor exam as it relates to determining the etiology of impairment, including central vestibular involvement. The difficu areas of anxiety/depression, diffe-ential diagnosis of PPPD, and how to communicate about these issues with the patient and family will be discussed. Headache and cervical involvement will be addressed, including differentia diagnosis of post-traumatic headache, with emphasis on differentia diagnosis of migraine headache, vestibular migraine and cervicogenic dizziness. Strategies for prioritiz-ing intervention will be discussed, as well as when to refer to other medical practitioners for counseling psychology, neuropsychologic testing and vision assessment. Laboratory time will be provided to work on oculomotor and visual assessment and intervention skills as they relate to mild TBI. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for intervention planning and documentation. Participants will be able to return to their clinic with the ability to refin assessment techniques and manage patients with greater efficien.

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

May 16-17, 2020
Denison, TX
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to design effective and engaging balance treatments for geriatric and medically complex clients.

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

May 16-17, 2020
Denison, TX
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Engaging, hands-on labs will teach participants screening tools, balance/ocularmotor testing, vestibular screening, progressive balance exercises and safe falling techniques to minimize the risk of injury. Home modifications, specific setting variations to techniques and cheap treatment equipment will be discussed.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

May 16-17, 2020
Staten Island, NY
Instructor: https://www.educationresourcesinc.com/courses
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn practical management and treatment of vestibular disorders using the latest evidence-based research.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

May 16-17, 2020
Staten Island, NY
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

A lab format is used to teach in-depth bedside and office vestibular evaluation as well as practical treatment ideas for vestibular disorders (particularly BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunctioning), which will be applicable to a variety of practice settings including; outpatient, acute care, SNF and ER.

Concussion Management Certification Workshop

June 3-5, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour comprehensive, competency-based workshop will provide attendees with a thorough overview of all aspects of concussion identification, assessment, and rehabilitation intervention that focuses on the six types of concussion trajectories (vestibular, ocular, mood and anxiety, post-traumatic migraine, chronic/fatigue, and cervical) incorporating hands-on lab activities. Following a concussion (mTBI), the implications on cognitive function, school performance, and mental state can be detrimental to any individual, interfering with school, work, and daily activities. The course will address anatomy & physiology of the brain, acute and sub-acute assessment techniques and tools, standard of care rehabilitation interventions, the role of exercise post-concussion, concerns related to mental health, and return to work, school and sport strategies. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

BUILDING BETTER BALANCE AND PREVENTING FALLS

June 6-7, 2020
DALLAS, TX
Instructor: LORI A. SCHRODT, PT, PhD
Contact: 8007851855, Email
About the Event

This two-day course provides participants with skills and strategies to address the complex problems of balance dysfunction and falls in geriatric and neurologic clients. Participants will further develop their skills in identifying individuals at risk for falls and using clinical examination to identify key components causing balance dysfunction and develop interventions. Utilization of functional outcome measures as a tool for creating effective balance and fall prevention programs will be emphasized. Evidence-based treatment strategies provide participants with a variety of skills to address different aspects of balance dysfunction across functional levels. Assessment procedures and treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time and case studies to allow for integration of the material.

Invisible Trauma:Recovery from Complex Concussions

June 6-7, 2020
Chicago, IL
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Thirty percent of those with mild traumatic brain injury have a prolonged recovery. Co-morbidities also complicate the rehabilitation process and make efficie intervention challenging. This two-day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical thera-pists who have a basic knowledge of mild TBI and vestibular rehab and would like to im-prove their skills. The course goes beyond introductory concussion courses to explore the difficu differentia diagnostic process that is required with complex mild TBI. The course will enable the therapist to differentiat the various etiologies of dysfunction and prioritize intervention for those patients who are not recovering as expected. The course will cover recent research and how clinical management has changed over recent years. Participants will explore the oculomotor exam as it relates to determining the etiology of impairment, including central vestibular involvement. The difficu areas of anxiety/depression, diffe-ential diagnosis of PPPD, and how to communicate about these issues with the patient and family will be discussed. Headache and cervical involvement will be addressed, including differentia diagnosis of post-traumatic headache, with emphasis on differentia diagnosis of migraine headache, vestibular migraine and cervicogenic dizziness. Strategies for prioritiz-ing intervention will be discussed, as well as when to refer to other medical practitioners for counseling psychology, neuropsychologic testing and vision assessment. Laboratory time will be provided to work on oculomotor and visual assessment and intervention skills as they relate to mild TBI. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for intervention planning and documentation. Participants will be able to return to their clinic with the ability to refin assessment techniques and manage patients with greater efficien.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Management Certification

June 10-12, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) course is primarily geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and/or concussion (m-TBI) patient. The workshop will present both assessment and rehabilitation 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 clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

Post Concussion Syndrome

June 12-13, 2020
White Plains, NY
Instructor: Christina Finn
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This course offers informed, evidence-based, and effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to daily tasks post-concussion.

Post Concussion Syndrome

June 12-13, 2020
White Plains, NY
Instructor: Christina Finn
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for patients across the lifespan who experience prolonged visual, vestibular, and sensory complains as a result of a concussion.

The Fourth South African Vestibular and Rehabilitation Therapy Course

June 12-17, 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
Instructor: Christine Rogers
Contact: 0784789437, Email
About the Event

SAVE THE DATE!!

Open to all registered healthcare practitioners and students across a professions and will be of interest to Audiologists, General Practitioners, Neurologists, Occupational Therapists, Otologists and Physiotherapists with an interest in vestibular and balance disorders.

This course is an intensive five day teaching and practical training programme. In-depth presentations and training of both assessment and therapeutic techniques will allow delegates to become proficient in the field of Vestibular.
Certification is available.

This course takes place in Cape Town South Africa in the CBD at Break Water Lodge near the Cape Town Waterfront.

If you have any questions regarding this course please do not hesitate to contact me on the cellphone number and additional email [email protected].

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

June 13-21, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This two-day intermediate level course provides the practicing therapist with essential and fundamental skills needed to evaluate and treat vestibular dysfunction in patients with dizziness and/or balance disorders. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as visual and somatosensory interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinician’s ability to perform testing techniques designed to identify vestibular dysfunction properly.

Quite often the “missing link” in the management of a patient at risk for falls lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assists the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional mobility.

Discussions will entail options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies. The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with non-specific or generalized limitations in balance function.

This live course encourages the logical prioritization of assessment tools and interventions and takes into account the needs of each patient when designing a successful plan of care. Therapists leave this course with an appreciation for their newly acquired vestibular assessment and treatment skills and recognize that they can apply these new skills to patients with upright instability and subjective dizziness regardless of etiology or established diagnosis. Clinicians will be able to use these treatment ideas in the clinical setting immediately.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and occupational therapists and athletic trainers.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced

June 13-14, 2020
Cincinnati, OH
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Designed for clinicians with prior vestibular rehab course and clinical experience, this course addresses 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.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced

June 13-14, 2020
Cincinnati, OH
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Designed for clinicians with prior vestibular rehab course and clinical experience, this course addresses 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.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced

June 13-14, 2020
Cincinnati, OH
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Designed for clinicians with prior vestibular rehab course and clinical experience, this course addresses 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.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Management Certification

June 19-21, 2020
Cincinnati, OH
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) course is primarily geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and/or concussion (m-TBI) patient. The workshop will present both assessment and rehabilitation 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 clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

Vestibular Rehabilitation II: Advanced Certification

July 23-24, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

Vestibular Rehabilitation II is an advanced 16-hour, competency-based workshop, geared towards advanced diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management of the “chronic dizzy patient”. This course is designed for individuals who have experience treating vestibular patients or have taken an entry-level vestibular course. This course will delve deeper into vestibular dysfunction, psychological components, and comorbidity management as it pertains to vestibular dysfunction and advanced rehabilitation techniques. A brief introduction to technology related to vestibular assessment and rehabilitation will also be a component of this course in order to provide insight on the continuum of care for the dizzy and balance disordered patient. Following the completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in advanced vestibular rehabilitation.

TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged

July 24-25, 2020
Fort Worth, TX
Instructor: Kimberly Miczak
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This session to be taught by Kimberly Miczak.
Find the most effective evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries using the latest research to inform your clinical reasoning.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

July 29, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and vestibular hypo-function, including assessment and rehabilitation. Canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRM) and vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

August 1-2, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

GOLD VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION - Exact August dates TBC

August 3-31, 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom
Instructor: Mrs Amy Lennox Bowley
Contact: +447734294207, Email
About the Event

Focusing on the latest techniques used globally in Vestibular Rehabilitation this 2 day course has been newly developed for 2020.
Learning Outcomes will include:
Exploration of the links between the autonomic nervous system and dizziness.
Learning about a range of therapeutic techniques which compliment traditional Vestibular Rehabilitation including Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness and CBT
Investigation of how to offer Virtual Reality as part of your rehabilitation programme - without the need for expensive equipment.
Latest case reviews and applying rehabilitaion to patients with complex diagnosis including Visual Vertigo, PPPD, MdBS, Central, Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

August 7-9, 2020
Chester, PA
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and vestibular hypo-function, including assessment and rehabilitation. Canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRM) and vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.

THE NEUROVESTIBULAR COMPLEX

August 8-9, 2020
ANAHEIM, CA
Instructor: TRAVIS EDWARDS, PT, MPT
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction. A structured method of examination involving the components of movement and mobility will be presented in conjunction with treatment paradigms specific to the diagnosis and impairments. Functional testing procedures and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time to allow for integration of the material. All course materials have been carefully designed to serve as a life long resource in the clinic.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

August 15-16, 2020
San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

A lab format is used to teach in-depth bedside and office vestibular evaluation as well as practical treatment ideas for vestibular disorders (particularly BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunctioning), which will be applicable to a variety of practice settings including; outpatient, acute care, SNF and ER.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

August 15-16, 2020
San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

A lab format is used to teach in-depth bedside and office vestibular evaluation as well as practical treatment ideas for vestibular disorders (particularly BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunctioning), which will be applicable to a variety of practice settings including; outpatient, acute care, SNF and ER.

Navigating the Challenges of MILD and MODERATE TBI: Application of Evidence-Based Practice to Maximize Outcomes

August 21-22, 2020
Lee's Summit, MO
Instructor: Caroyln Tassini
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn a comprehensive, evidence-based framework for assessment and interventions for individuals with mild through moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). Learn about functional and structural deficits, interventions to optimize learning and neuroplasticity as well as how to address challenging behaviors. Apply learned knowledge to cases and return to practice with an improved clinical toolbox.

Restoring Synergy: Management of Complex Vestibular Dysfunction

August 22-23, 2020
Chicago, IL
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This two-day advanced course is designed for physical therapists and 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 cervicogenic dizziness, atypical BPPV, Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), Vestibular migraine, Acoustic schwannoma, superior canal dehiscence and concussion. Focus will be placed on case study applications with careful analysis of history, diagnostic clinical findings and classification of dysfunctions to al¬low 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 PPPD. 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 intervention strategies for a wide range of diagnoses. Instruction will be provided via lecture, video, lab, detailed demonstrations, small group discussion and case studies. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that will include sample documentation.

Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult

August 29-30, 2020
Chicago, IL
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 positive 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.

BRONZE EVOKED RESPONSE AUDIOMETRY - exact date TBC

September 1-30, 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom
Instructor: Mrs Amy Lennox Bowley
Contact: +447734294207, Email
About the Event

With special guest Jason Smalley this 1 day workshop will include the following:

– EP, The Basics (Anatomy and Physiology)
– NHSP in the UK
– Evoked Potentials for Medico Legal testing
– Testing Strategy

Practical sessions will include: ABR, Cortical Testing, Masking and ABR Threshold

BRONZE VESTIBULAR ASSESSMENT

September 8-10, 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom
Instructor: Mrs Amy Lennox Bowley
Contact: +447734294207, Email
About the Event

Our most popular workshop through 2018-2019, this course is intended for clinicians who want to develop skills in assessing vestibular disorders. With a large practical component to this workshop which includes hands-on with various equipment, case studies and ocular motor response training.  The limited delegate numbers ensure a bespoke, relaxed and fun learning experience.
The Bronze level is best suited to those who have little experience of Vestibular Testing and want to attend a foundation workshop; interaction is encouraged from the delegates to get as much from the three days as possible. By the end of the three days, delegates should have the tools to begin seeing vestibular patients under supervision. Delegates must attend all three days to receive the Bronze Hypatia Scroll in Vestibular Assessment.

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

September 12-13, 2020
Johns Creek, GA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

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

September 12-13, 2020
Johns Creek, GA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

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

September 12-13, 2020
Johns Creek, GA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Management Certification

September 16-18, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) course is primarily geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and/or concussion (m-TBI) patient. The workshop will present both assessment and rehabilitation 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 clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course

September 19-20, 2020
Freehold, NJ
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.

Invisible Trauma:Recovery from Complex Concussions

September 19-20, 2020
Denver, CO
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Thirty percent of those with mild traumatic brain injury have a prolonged recovery. Co-morbidities also complicate the rehabilitation process and make efficie intervention challenging. This two-day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical thera-pists who have a basic knowledge of mild TBI and vestibular rehab and would like to im-prove their skills. The course goes beyond introductory concussion courses to explore the difficu differentia diagnostic process that is required with complex mild TBI. The course will enable the therapist to differentiat the various etiologies of dysfunction and prioritize intervention for those patients who are not recovering as expected. The course will cover recent research and how clinical management has changed over recent years. Participants will explore the oculomotor exam as it relates to determining the etiology of impairment, including central vestibular involvement. The difficu areas of anxiety/depression, diffe-ential diagnosis of PPPD, and how to communicate about these issues with the patient and family will be discussed. Headache and cervical involvement will be addressed, including differentia diagnosis of post-traumatic headache, with emphasis on differentia diagnosis of migraine headache, vestibular migraine and cervicogenic dizziness. Strategies for prioritiz-ing intervention will be discussed, as well as when to refer to other medical practitioners for counseling psychology, neuropsychologic testing and vision assessment. Laboratory time will be provided to work on oculomotor and visual assessment and intervention skills as they relate to mild TBI. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for intervention planning and documentation. Participants will be able to return to their clinic with the ability to refin assessment techniques and manage patients with greater efficien.

THE NEUROVESTIBULAR COMPLEX

September 26-27, 2020
BOSTON, MA
Instructor: TRAVIS EDWARDS, PT, MPT
Contact: 8007851855, Email
About the Event

This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction. A structured method of examination involving the components of movement and mobility will be presented in conjunction with treatment paradigms specific to the diagnosis and impairments. Functional testing procedures and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time to allow for integration of the material. All course materials have been carefully designed to serve as a life long resource in the clinic.

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

September 26-27, 2020
Little Rock, AZ
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Engaging, hands-on labs will teach participants screening tools, balance/ocularmotor testing, vestibular screening, progressive balance exercises and safe falling techniques to minimize the risk of injury. Home modifications, specific setting variations to techniques and cheap treatment equipment will be discussed.

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

September 26-27, 2020
Little Rock, AZ
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Engaging, hands-on labs will teach participants screening tools, balance/ocularmotor testing, vestibular screening, progressive balance exercises and safe falling techniques to minimize the risk of injury. Home modifications, specific setting variations to techniques and cheap treatment equipment will be discussed.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Management Certification

October 2-4, 2020
Cherry Hill, NJ
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) course is primarily geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and/or concussion (m-TBI) patient. The workshop will present both assessment and rehabilitation 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 clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

Restoring Synergy: Management of Complex Vestibular Dysfunction

October 3-4, 2020
Princeton, NJ
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This two-day advanced course is designed for physical therapists and 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 cervicogenic dizziness, atypical BPPV, Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), Vestibular migraine, Acoustic schwannoma, superior canal dehiscence and concussion. Focus will be placed on case study applications with careful analysis of history, diagnostic clinical findings and classification of dysfunctions to al¬low 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 PPPD. 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 intervention strategies for a wide range of diagnoses. Instruction will be provided via lecture, video, lab, detailed demonstrations, small group discussion and case studies. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that will include sample documentation.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

October 7, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and vestibular hypo-function, including assessment and rehabilitation. Canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRM) and vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.

Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

October 10-11, 2020
Washington , DC
Instructor: Gaye Cronin
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Experienced and novice clinicians will learn a new frame of reference and treatment techniques to positively affect children’s motor skills, balance, coordination, rate of development, perceptual skills, and tolerances of motion. Attendees will learn to treat children with a wide range of genetic or acquired disorders.

Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

October 10-11, 2020
Washington , DC
Instructor: Gaye Cronin
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Experienced and novice clinicians will learn a new frame of reference and treatment techniques to positively affect children’s motor skills, balance, coordination, rate of development, perceptual skills, and tolerances of motion. Attendees will learn to treat children with a wide range of genetic or acquired disorders.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

October 10-11, 2020
San Ramon, CA
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This two-day intermediate level course provides the practicing therapist with essential and fundamental skills needed to evaluate and treat vestibular dysfunction in patients with dizziness and/or balance disorders. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as visual and somatosensory interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinician’s ability to perform testing techniques designed to identify vestibular dysfunction properly.

Quite often the “missing link” in the management of a patient at risk for falls lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assists the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional mobility.

Discussions will entail options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies. The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with non-specific or generalized limitations in balance function.

This live course encourages the logical prioritization of assessment tools and interventions and takes into account the needs of each patient when designing a successful plan of care. Therapists leave this course with an appreciation for their newly acquired vestibular assessment and treatment skills and recognize that they can apply these new skills to patients with upright instability and subjective dizziness regardless of etiology or established diagnosis. Clinicians will be able to use these treatment ideas in the clinical setting immediately.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and occupational therapists and athletic trainers.

Concussion Management Certification Workshop

October 14-16, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour comprehensive, competency-based workshop will provide attendees with a thorough overview of all aspects of concussion identification, assessment, and rehabilitation intervention that focuses on the six types of concussion trajectories (vestibular, ocular, mood and anxiety, post-traumatic migraine, chronic/fatigue, and cervical) incorporating hands-on lab activities. Following a concussion (mTBI), the implications on cognitive function, school performance, and mental state can be detrimental to any individual, interfering with school, work, and daily activities. The course will address anatomy & physiology of the brain, acute and sub-acute assessment techniques and tools, standard of care rehabilitation interventions, the role of exercise post-concussion, concerns related to mental health, and return to work, school and sport strategies. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

Restoring Synergy: Management of Complex Vestibular Dysfunction

October 17-18, 2020
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This two-day advanced course is designed for physical therapists and 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 cervicogenic dizziness, atypical BPPV, Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), Vestibular migraine, Acoustic schwannoma, superior canal dehiscence and concussion. Focus will be placed on case study applications with careful analysis of history, diagnostic clinical findings and classification of dysfunctions to al¬low 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 PPPD. 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 intervention strategies for a wide range of diagnoses. Instruction will be provided via lecture, video, lab, detailed demonstrations, small group discussion and case studies. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that will include sample documentation.

TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged

October 17-18, 2020
Washington , DC
Instructor: Kimberly Miczak
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This session to be taught by Kimberly Miczak.
Find the most effective evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries using the latest research to inform your clinical reasoning.

TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged

October 17-18, 2020
Washington , DC
Instructor: Andrew Packel, Kimberly Miczak
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This session to be taught by Kimberly Miczak.
Find the most effective evaluation, assessment, and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries using the latest research to inform your clinical reasoning.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Management Certification

October 23-25, 2020
Los Angeles, CA
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) course is primarily geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and/or concussion (m-TBI) patient. The workshop will present both assessment and rehabilitation 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 clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

BPPV: A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

October 24-25, 2020
White Plains, NY
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Participants will dive into the depths of BPPV to gain a better understanding of typical and atypical forms of BPPV, and learn to effectively, efficiently, and properly diagnose and treat patients. Participants will used evidence-based treatment and learn additional vestibular and non-vestibular basics to understand when signs and symptoms and not consistent with BPPV.

THE NEUROVESTIBULAR COMPLEX

October 24-25, 2020
LAS VEGAS, NV
Instructor: TRAVIS EDWARDS, PT, MPT
Contact: 8007851855, Email
About the Event

This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction. A structured method of examination involving the components of movement and mobility will be presented in conjunction with treatment paradigms specific to the diagnosis and impairments. Functional testing procedures and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time to allow for integration of the material. All course materials have been carefully designed to serve as a life long resource in the clinic.

Vestibular Assessment: VNG, VEMP & vHIT Protocols & Practice

November 5-6, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 2-day (16 hour) workshop will provide attendees with an in-depth look at three of the most powerful clinical vestibular assessment tools used today. VNG remains the most utilized and available vestibular function test and will be explored in-depth as it relates to building time and cost-effective clinical protocol. In today’s challenging reimbursement environment, this is critical to ensure the ongoing viability of services. The AIB faculty will share their evidence-based protocols and strategies, developed over two decades with 100,000+ patient data.

Invisible Trauma:Recovery from Complex Concussions

November 7-8, 2020
Pennington, NJ
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Thirty percent of those with mild traumatic brain injury have a prolonged recovery. Co-morbidities also complicate the rehabilitation process and make efficie intervention challenging. This two-day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical thera-pists who have a basic knowledge of mild TBI and vestibular rehab and would like to im-prove their skills. The course goes beyond introductory concussion courses to explore the difficu differentia diagnostic process that is required with complex mild TBI. The course will enable the therapist to differentiat the various etiologies of dysfunction and prioritize intervention for those patients who are not recovering as expected. The course will cover recent research and how clinical management has changed over recent years. Participants will explore the oculomotor exam as it relates to determining the etiology of impairment, including central vestibular involvement. The difficu areas of anxiety/depression, diffe-ential diagnosis of PPPD, and how to communicate about these issues with the patient and family will be discussed. Headache and cervical involvement will be addressed, including differentia diagnosis of post-traumatic headache, with emphasis on differentia diagnosis of migraine headache, vestibular migraine and cervicogenic dizziness. Strategies for prioritiz-ing intervention will be discussed, as well as when to refer to other medical practitioners for counseling psychology, neuropsychologic testing and vision assessment. Laboratory time will be provided to work on oculomotor and visual assessment and intervention skills as they relate to mild TBI. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for intervention planning and documentation. Participants will be able to return to their clinic with the ability to refin assessment techniques and manage patients with greater efficien.

THE NEUROVESTIBULAR COMPLEX

November 7-8, 2020
DALLAS, TX
Instructor: TRAVIS EDWARDS, PT, MPT
Contact: 8007851855, Email
About the Event

This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction. A structured method of examination involving the components of movement and mobility will be presented in conjunction with treatment paradigms specific to the diagnosis and impairments. Functional testing procedures and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time to allow for integration of the material. All course materials have been carefully designed to serve as a life long resource in the clinic.

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent

November 7-8, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course was developed to address the gap in the identification and treatment of common pediatric vestibular disorders, autonomic dysfunction, oculomotor dysfunction, visual motion sensitivity, vestibular neuritis, and dizziness/imbalance from unknown etiologies. Effective treatment of children is challenging because they often lack the vocabulary to describe their complaints and diagnostic testing requires full cooperation.

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent

November 7-8, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This course was developed to address the gap in the identification and treatment of common pediatric vestibular disorders, autonomic dysfunction, oculomotor dysfunction, visual motion sensitivity, vestibular neuritis, and dizziness/imbalance from unknown etiologies. Effective treatment of children is challenging because they often lack the vocabulary to describe their complaints and diagnostic testing requires full cooperation.

BPPV in a Day!

November 9, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Joseph Sakumura, AuD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This one-day 7-hour course will provide participants with conceptual and procedural knowledge necessary to evaluate and manage benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in a broad spectrum of patients. Participants will have the benefit of practical demonstration and designated lab breakouts. This course will have a strong focus on hands-on learning opportunities in a professional collaborative environment. Participants will develop and refine skill sets needed for the evaluation and treatment of BPPV all in one day!

Vestibular Rehabilitation II: Advanced Certification

November 12-13, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

Vestibular Rehabilitation II is an advanced 16-hour, competency-based workshop, geared towards advanced diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management of the “chronic dizzy patient”. This course is designed for individuals who have experience treating vestibular patients or have taken an entry-level vestibular course. This course will delve deeper into vestibular dysfunction, psychological components, and comorbidity management as it pertains to vestibular dysfunction and advanced rehabilitation techniques. A brief introduction to technology related to vestibular assessment and rehabilitation will also be a component of this course in order to provide insight on the continuum of care for the dizzy and balance disordered patient. Following the completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in advanced vestibular rehabilitation.

# 216 Vestibular, Oculomotor and Balance Rehabilitation

November 14-15, 2020
Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: Wendy Wood PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Contact: 8007910262, Email
About the Event

Vestibular and balance disorders may result from CVA, trauma, infection, debilitation, congenital conditions and numerous other conditions. Patients are seen in all settings, both orthopedic and neurologic. Vestibular disorders can cause disturbing symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, nausea, anxiety, fatigue, and imbalance. The related impairments can lead to functional limitation and disability. Balance related falls can be devastating, even fatal. Evidence has shown vestibular disorders are frequently not diagnosed or treated properly. Research has demonstrated vestibular and balance rehabilitation to be highly effective.

Navigating the Challenges of MILD and MODERATE TBI: Application of Evidence-Based Practice to Maximize Outcomes

November 14-15, 2020
Decatur, GA
Instructor: Caroyln Tassini
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn a comprehensive, evidence-based framework for assessment and interventions for individuals with mild through moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). Learn about functional and structural deficits, interventions to optimize learning and neuroplasticity as well as how to address challenging behaviors. Apply learned knowledge to cases and return to practice with an improved clinical toolbox.

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

November 21-22, 2020
Arlington, VA
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This course gives participants a working knowledge of Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and teaches how to properly evaluate and effectively treat PCS patients within a team-based approach. At the end of this course, participants will be able to perform an effective evaluation, understand the latest research in assessing, and manage PCS to return patients to prior functioning levels. This course builds in extensive LAB time for a hands-on style of learning.

Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult

November 21-22, 2020
Freehold, NJ
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 positive 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: Testing and Rehab for Vestibular, Balance and Related Symptoms

November 21-22, 2020
Arlington, VA
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

This course gives participants a working knowledge of Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and teaches how to properly evaluate and effectively treat PCS patients within a team-based approach. At the end of this course, participants will be able to perform an effective evaluation, understand the latest research in assessing, and manage PCS to return patients to prior functioning levels. This course builds in extensive LAB time for a hands-on style of learning.

GOLD VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION - Exact December dates TBC

December 1-31, 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom
Instructor: Mrs Amy Lennox Bowley
Contact: +447734294207, Email
About the Event

Focusing on the latest techniques used globally in Vestibular Rehabilitation this 2 day course has been newly developed for 2020.
Learning Outcomes will include:
Exploration of the links between the autonomic nervous system and dizziness.
Learning about a range of therapeutic techniques which compliment traditional Vestibular Rehabilitation including Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness and CBT
Investigation of how to offer Virtual Reality as part of your rehabilitation programme - without the need for expensive equipment.
Latest case reviews and applying rehabilitaion to patients with complex diagnosis including Visual Vertigo, PPPD, MdBS, Central, Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

December 2, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and vestibular hypo-function, including assessment and rehabilitation. Canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRM) and vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.

THE NEUROVESTIBULAR COMPLEX

December 5-6, 2020
RALEIGH, NC
Instructor: TRAVIS EDWARDS, PT, MPT
Contact: 8007851855, Email
About the Event

This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction. A structured method of examination involving the components of movement and mobility will be presented in conjunction with treatment paradigms specific to the diagnosis and impairments. Functional testing procedures and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time to allow for integration of the material. All course materials have been carefully designed to serve as a life long resource in the clinic.

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

December 5-6, 2020
Wallingford, CT
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

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

December 5-6, 2020
Wallingford, CT
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

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

December 5-6, 2020
Wallingford, CT
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 18004876530, Email
About the Event

Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. 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.

Vestibular Assessment & Management Certification Workshop

December 7-11, 2020
Largo (Tampa Bay Area), FL
Instructor: Various
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 5-day, competency-based workshop is AIB’s most comprehensive program. Learn the full spectrum of care to manage the dizzy patient! This course provides clinicians with evidence-based protocols for both diagnostic and rehabilitation management!

- 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.

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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...

AN INTRODUCTION TO VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION

Instructor: Travis Edwards, PT
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

This introductory level course is designed to provide the participant with a thorough evidence based understanding of the anatomy & physiology of the vestibular system, key points of a proper vestibular examination, and the interpretation of the findings for vestibular dysfunction. Included will be evidence based treatment strategies related to the major types of vestibular dysfunction.

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.

COMPREHENSIVE CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT IN SPORTS MEDICINE

Instructor: John Dean, PT, SCS, ATC
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

Concussion injuries are receiving considerable attention in the media causing concern for athletes, parents, and sport program administrators. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 – 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. Concussions account for up to 5% of all sports injuries. This webinar will use recent literature to provide participants the most current understanding of concussion injury. The causes and risk factors of concussion injuries will be explored. An overview of the best practices will be presented including sideline identification, diagnosis, treatment, practice restrictions, and safe return to participation. The webinar will utilize results from published and ongoing research examining mild traumatic brain injury outcomes for patients.

CONCUSSION RELATED DIZZINESS

Instructor: Travis Edwards, PT
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

This course is designed to educate the learner on dizziness related to Post-concussion syndrome. It will cover basic physiology, factors that increase the risk of concussion, co-morbidities causing dizziness that can occur with a concussion and tests to identify them, as well as treatment options. Also, it is designed to help the therapist understand the difference between outcomes and treatment durations for this population as compared to populations suffering from peripheral vestibular disorders only.

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.

Differential Diagnosis and Management of Vestibular Migraine vs Meniere’s Disease

Instructor: Rachel Wellons, April Hodge and Lexi Miles
Contact: 952-543-5350, Email
About the Event

The Differential Diagnosis and Management of Vestibular Migraine vs Meniere’s Disease is an interactive compare and contrast case-based learning experience. Two commonly encountered and confused diagnoses, Vestibular Migraine and Meniere’s Disease, will be addressed. These disorders present with a common history of episodic symptoms and nausea. The course will start by discussing the pathophysiology of Vestibular Migraine and Meniere’s Disease. Then the learner will be presented with subsequent cases. These cases will proceed in a sequential disclosure design. The learner will have to utilize history, outcome measures, vestibular function testing, and physical exam findings to differentiate between these diagnoses. The learner will proceed through the entire clinical decision making process from examination through intervention, using interactive features to engage the learner.
Contact Hours: 2
CEU: 0.2
Cost: $50 for Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy members
$68 for non-members

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.

EVIDENCE-BASED ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONAL BALANCE AND STRENGTH IN THE GERIATRIC REHABILITATION

Instructor: Nicole Dawson, PT, PhD, GCS
Contact: 800.785.1855
About the Event

Sixty-two percent of adults 65 years and older have limitations with basic or complex activities. Older adults can pose unique challenges for clinicians due to their sedentary lifestyle and potential for complex medical history. Rehabilitation professionals are experts in movement science and should play an integral role in prescription of appropriate physical activity to ensure maximal levels of success with older adults. In order to do this, a thorough functional assessment is necessary to identify the impairments that are most likely causing the activity limitation or participation restriction. The course content will provide you with a better understanding of the available evidence-based functional assessment tools available to evaluate your patient for strength or balance deficits affecting their functional status.

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.

#7224: BPPV: When it's easy and when it's not

April 9, 2020
9:00-11:00 PM
Instructor: Camille Lambert, PT, DPT
Contact: 1-800-791-0262 ext 1, Email
About the Event

Treating BPPV can be a wonderful experience. It’s not often as a therapist that you can “fix” a patient in only one visit. However, it is not always so straight forward. This webinar addresses what to do in those more difficult situations such as:

What if the BPPV is bilateral?
What if it is in the horizontal canal, or worse yet, goes into the horizontal canal while treating the posterior canal? How can you prevent this?
What if the BPPV is in one ear, but involves more than one canal?
What if it is the anterior canal?
And what does the evidence say about treating patients with recurrent BPPV?

For the answers to these questions and more based on the latest research, please join in on the interactive webinar: Treating BPPV, when its easy and when its not.

#7215 What if it's not BPPV?

May 7, 2020
9:00-11:00 PM
Instructor: Camille Lambert, PT, DPT
Contact: 1-800-791-0262 ext 1, Email
About the Event

The purpose of this course is help clinicians who feel comfortable treating BPPV but have difficulty when it comes to the assessment and treatment of other vestibular disorders. Coming up with an accurate assessment and evidence-based treatment plan for the vestibular patient can be tricky without experience or additional help. This course will provide practical information to assist the therapist in formulating an accurate therapy diagnosis and in developing effective treatment interventions. This course is appropriate for beginner to form a baseline understanding of vestibular dysfunction, or for an intermediate practitioner who would like to improve their diagnostic and treatment skills.

#7215 What if it’s not BPPV? How to identify and develop treatment strategies for the other Vestibular disorders.

May 7, 2020
Myrtle Beach, SC
Instructor: Camille Lambert, PT, DPT
Contact: 18034176533, Email
About the Event

The purpose of this course is help clinicians who feel comfortable treating BPPV but have difficulty when it comes to the assessment and treatment of other vestibular disorders. Coming up with an accurate assessment and evidence-based treatment plan for the vestibular patient can be tricky without experience or additional help. This course will provide practical information to assist the therapist in formulating an accurate therapy diagnosis and in developing effective treatment interventions. This course is appropriate for beginner to form a baseline understanding of vestibular dysfunction, or for an intermediate practitioner who would like to improve their diagnostic and treatment skills.

# 7244 Vestibular Differential Diagnosis: Central vs. Peripheral Etiology of Vertigo

September 10, 2020
Instructor: Patrick A. Tino, PT, DPT
Contact: 1-800-791-0262 ext 1, Email
About the Event

The purpose of this course is to review and understand how to determine if the etiology of your patient’s vertigo may be arising from the CNS or the PNS. Using fundamental information of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, physical therapy practitioners will be instructed how to identify telltale signs and symptoms and then categorize them into either central or peripheral vestibular diagnostic classification systems. This presentation will utilize anatomic illustrations, videos, and case-scenarios to demonstrate and summarize the clinical utility and immediate application of the material. Intermediate Level

#7244 Vestibular Differential Diagnosis: Central vs. Peripheral Etiology of Vertigo

September 10, 2020
Myrtle Beach, SC
Instructor: Patrick A. Tino, PT, DPT
Contact: 18034176533, Email
About the Event

The purpose of this course is to review and understand how to determine if the etiology of your patient’s vertigo may be arising from the CNS or the PNS.  Using fundamental information of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, physical therapy practitioners will be instructed how to identify telltale signs and symptoms and then categorize them into either central or peripheral vestibular diagnostic classification systems.  This presentation will utilize anatomic illustrations, videos, and case-scenarios to demonstrate and summarize the clinical utility and immediate application of the material. 

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