Vestibular Rehabilitation - Evaluation and Treatment

Online continuing education course for physical therapists and occupational therapists with professional DVD component.

Online Continuing Education Course Features

 

Why you should take this course:

Each year over 8 million physician and emergency room visits are attributed to complaints of dizziness and imbalance. Symptoms of vestibular disorders can vary greatly from one person to the next and the population range can vary as much as the symptoms. As our population ages many more people will be seeking medical assistance for dizziness and imbalance or injuries due to these complaints. Soldiers returning from combat with post blast or post concussion injuries often have underlying vestibular disorders. The ability for clinicians to perform screening tests for differential diagnosis is critical for the future health and well being of their patients. Only 8% of suspected BBPV patients will have a proper diagnosis prior coming to a therapist. This course will provide a foundation for understanding proper evaluation and treatment techniques for various vestibular conditions.

Directors Overview:

Our goal when we set out to create a vestibular training course was to find a therapist with great hands on clinical skill. Our research turned up a lot of great therapists that deal with research, but spend little time with vestibular patients on a day to day basis. This film, however, seeks to deliver a “working therapists” approach to understanding proper vestibular evaluation and treatment. For example, Barry Morgan conveys important tips like having a paper bag stapled to the xam table in case a patient gets sick during a test. You will find this film and course informative and actionable. Barry is unscripted in this film and we marveled with the sheer amount of information he conveys in the narration of the tests. You will be able to reinforce your hands on skill or set the foundation for future hands on training.

  • Perform specific oculomotor and vestibular function testing and understand the implications of the findings. To Include:
  • Neutral primary gaze postion 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
  • Observe and apply progressive treatment strategies for various diagnoses.
  • Apply information gathered from detailed history, evaluations and tests and develop appropriate algorithmic plans of care.
  • Recognize nystagmal variations and assist in the correct diagnosis and treatment in vestibular disorders, especially BPPV and its variant resistant forms.
  • Perform specific BPPV tests (such as Dix-Hallpike, Sermount Manuever, Gufoni Manuever, Forced Prolonged Positioning) and decide appropriate treatment options including traditional and newly emerging alternative treatment options.

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DVD requires a TV with a DVD player. To use on your PC or Mac software is required that will play a DVD. The DVD is formatted for optimal viewing on a widescreen TV or computer screen. The online course requires use of Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. To purchase these products you must be a licensed medical professional and agree to the terms and conditions and release of liability presented in the myhealthclick account setup.

The DVD contains videos presented in chapter sequence as well as an interactive menu system for detailed viewing and study of each video segment. The online course includes the movies on the DVD as well as written content, medical illustrations and animations

North American Seminars endorses Responsible CME™. Responsible CME™ is a program whereby medical professionals use technology to enhance their understanding of medical concepst either before or after a hands on training event. These DVD and online courses are not a substitute for hands-on training and proper instructional mentorship. Using online training to replace hands-on training, in accordance with the Responsible CME program™, is not in the best interest of the medical professional or the patients they treat.

Professionally filmed and developed DVD:
  • Professional film designed with interactive menus and instructional video
  • Can be purchased and used seperately from the online continuing education course for physical therapists and occupational therapists.
  • Share among groups of therapists and they can purchase the test only purchase option and save on continuing education
Online Continuing Education Course for PT, OT, PTA and COTA
  • Delivers medical content, medical illustrations, medical animations to PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet
  • Provides continuing medical education online course credit for PT, PTA, OT, COTA licensing requirements
  • Instant access upon purchases, a 70% or greater test course allows course certificate to be printed online.
  • Online continuing education test can be taken as many times as need to achieve 70% or greater test score

Continuing Medical Education Purchase Options

 

Item: DVD

Price (USD): $89.95


Item: Instant Access to Course CEU Test, Requires a previous DVD purchase

Price (USD): $99.95

This course is approved for: 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

Item: DVD Shipment and Instant Online Access to Course Material, Videos, New ! Downloadable Course Manual PDF, Online Test and Printable Course Certificate with State Specific CEU approval - Most popular option!

Price (USD): $175.00

This course is approved for: 10 hrs. 1.0 CEU
Professional DVD features

 

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  • An advanced educational program featuring examination and treatment techniques associated with vestibular rehabilitation.
  • Step-by-step discussion of twenty-eight vestibular examination techniques.
  • Twenty-three treatment techniques, including BPPV and Oculomotor-Central techniques are detailed with expert narration.
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    Short video samples are provided to illustrate movie quality, not to demonstrate any technique or procedure

      Our Guarantee  

  • 100% guarantee until online test is completed or 30 days from purchase.
  • Online test can be taken multiple times to achieve 70% or greater.
  • Online course can be taken over time, with easy access to content.
  • Therapists can share DVD and just purchase online test portion
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    Barry Morgan, PT received a BS degree in Anatomy from West Texas State University and a BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas. Since 1986, he has practiced in a variety of neurologic and orthopedic settings. He is currently working independently as a vestibular therapist and balance consultant in his own practice and has been a national seminar educator since 2003. He has extensive experience in interpretation of vestibular testing, computerized balance testing, video nystagmography and oculomotor testing. Barry finished a competency based course on vestibular rehabilitation from Herdman in 2004. He is highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of patients with vestibular disorders and concussion syndromes. He has worked closely with the U.S. Military treating returning injured soldiers with vestibular and concussion injuries. In addition, he treats concussion injuries in the athletic population. He was involved in an NIH grant study on motion illness in 2006, and has also published research on BPPV in the Neuro-Otology Journal in 2007. Current research interests include vestibular treatment algorithms for a variety of vestibular conditions and continued BPPV research. He has presented several community education courses on balance and fall prevention and has provided free screening services for many local health fairs attempting to raise the awareness for the need for proactive exercise for elderly abatement of dizziness and imbalance, and proper diagnosis of conditions involving the vestibular system.