Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

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

The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with limitations in balance or sensory integration. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply this information in the clinical setting.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. An extensive laboratory component is designed to provide clinicians with skills required for the treatment of their balance and vestibular patients.

 

Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Identify the anatomical structures responsible for perception of movement and understand their physiological functions.
  • Identify the intricate connections between the vestibular, oculomotor and somatosensory systems and how they combine to maintain stability of posture and vision.
  • Recognize and understand the different mechanisms of recovery of the vestibular system and how they impact the course and content of rehabilitation.
  • Recognize typical vestibular disorders by symptom and category and identify critical areas for therapeutic intervention.
  • Recognize the clinical significance of diagnostic tests including ENG, caloric testing, rotational testing and posturography.
  • Perform evaluative procedures and assess findings (interview/history, Dizziness Handicap Inventory, oculomotor exam, visual-vestibular exam, positional testing, Motion Sensitivity Quotient, Dynamic Gait Index, static balance assessments, systems screening).
  • Recognize typical presentations of nystagmus and their relevance to treatment.
  • Formulate an appropriate treatment plan including measurable goals.
  • Apply appropriate therapeutic exercises and procedures.
  • Instructor name

    Georgia Groomer, PT

    Of my 24 years of clinical practice, the past 17 have been focused on management of the vestibular client, and I have worked in conjunction with Otology/Neurology physicians in clinics that routinely utilize advanced diagnostic testing to best understand this patient group. In addition..
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    Continuing Education, Dates & Locations


    March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015

    19.00 hours of CME credit

    Vital Rehabilitation
    Chicago, IL

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015

    16.00 hours of CME credit

    San Ramon Regional Medical Center
    San Ramon, CA

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015

    16.00 hours of CME credit

    Stamford Hospital
    Stamford, CT

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    October 10, 2015 - October 11, 2015

    16.00 hours of CME credit

    Regional Medical Center of San Jose
    San Jose, CA

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    November 14, 2015 - November 15, 2015

    16.00 hours of CME credit

    Saint Peter's Sports Medicine Institute
    Somerset, NJ

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    Online Continuing Education Course Resource For This Course

    PT PTA OT Online Continuing Education Course

    Vestibular Rehabilitation - Evaluation and Treatment


    Price when purchased with registration: $ 79.95

    Delivery: DVD delivered to course site

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