Come to my courses and I will provide you with skills and information to help you deliver better care to your vestibular patients
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 to this I have extensive experience in marketing and program development. My course focuses on strategies for the standard therapist to use in routine clinical practice without the inclusion of redundant, non-outcome-related data. Whereas the “true” Vestibular evaluation can take up to 2 hours to complete, the standard therapist is not able to obligate this amount of time in our current healthcare paradigm. My course helps to streamline vestibular intervention to best address the patient in the time allowed in standard reimbursement models. I have isolated the last 17 years of my 24 years of clinical practice to management of the vestibular client and have practiced in conjunction with Otology/Neurotology physicians in clinics that routinely utilize advanced diagnostic testing to best understand these patients. -Georgia Groomer, PT
Georgia Groomer, PT, is a 1991 graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has specialized in vestibular program development and design since 1997. Georgia earned her certificate of clinical competency in the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders in 1999. She has been an instructor with North American Seminars, Inc. since 2000 and has presented on a variety of topics to include: dizziness, balance disorders and vestibular rehabilitation. Georgia has had the opportunity to practice her unique vestibular skills and philosophies in a variety of clinical settings ranging from hospital-based outpatient facilities, multi-disciplinary regional balance centers and consultative/staff training for various medical systems and independent clinics. She is currently the sole rehab practitioner at an independent balance and hearing center, where she performs vestibular diagnostics and individualized rehabilitation services. Georgia has worked extensively to educate the primary sector of medicine in regards to the role of the rehabilitation therapists in managing dizziness and balance disorders. She has been involved at the local and national levels in campaigning efforts to improve the recognition and reimbursement of vestibular rehabilitation by third party payers. Her wide range of experience in vestibular rehabilitation and program development enables her to provide an eclectic and practical approach to treatment, as well as to teaching.