Vestibular Rehabilitation: Treatment Intensive Online Series

This course is designed for physical and occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working with patients suffering from balance and vestibular disorders. Treating patients with vestibular disorders can be daunting. Recognizing and assessing them can also be challenging, but once the process is completed, you need to be able to develop an appropriate treatment plan. This course will present vestibular treatments as a system of exercises and movements that the clinician learns to select, grade, and develop a continuum for the individual patient. It will emphasize treatments of vestibular disorders of childhood, adults, and the elderly. Childhood paroxysmal vertigo, multiple canal BPPV, Meniere’s disease, ototoxicity, bilateral disorders, mal de debarquement, migraine-associated vertigo, traumatic vertigo, acoustic neuroma, central vertigo, and disequilibrium of aging will be covered. The course is interactive, with lab sessions to practice treatment techniques, and will offer exercises for problem-solving. These experiences will help to develop competencies and promote effective clinical outcomes.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop problem-solving skills and appropriate treatment planning for patients with vestibular disorders
  • Identify precautions
  • Recognize and develop exercise programs for vestibular ocular and vestibular spinal reflex dysfunction
  • Recognize and treat patients with reduced, fluctuating, hyperactive, and hypoactive vestibular responses
  • Differentiate central and peripheral vertigo and nystagmus
  • Demonstrate treatments for Meniere’s, childhood paroxysmal vertigo, mal de debarquement, postconcussion syndrome, migraine-associated vertigo, torticollis, post-surgical conditions, superior canal dehiscence, and central disorders
  • Recognize and demonstrate repositioning maneuvers for horizontal, anterior and posterior canal BPPV
  • Develop a fall risk/safety program
  • Review evidenced-based outcomes

Instructor: Gaye Cronin

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