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Vestibular Rehabilitation: Treatment Intensive

Education Resources, Inc.


Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   14
Registration Fee:   $425


Objectives
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to: 1. Develop problem solving skills and appropriate treatment planning for patients with vestibular disorders
2. Recognize and develop exercise programs for vestibular ocular and vestibular spinal reflex dysfunction
3. Recognize and treat patients with reduced, hyperactive, and hypoactive vestibular responses, and episodic, provoked and positional vertigo
4. Differentiate central and peripheral vertigo and nystagmus
5. Demonstrate appropriate treatment for Menieres, childhood paroxysmal vertigo, mal de debarquement, migraine associated vertigo, torticollis, ototoxicity, post surgical conditions, and central disorders (CVA, TBI, MS, Parkinsons, Tumors, etc)
6. Demonstrate maneuvers for horizontal and posterior semicircular canal BPPV
7. Develop a fall risk program for disequilibrium of aging
8. Identify and adhere to precautions
9. Review evidence based outcomes

Target Audience
OT, PT

Confirmation Notes
CEU INFORMATION: Education Resources applies for continuing education approval, when available, in the state where the course is being presented and sometimes in neighboring states. Education Resources is also an approved provider in many states. Please visit our website for more detailed information http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/index.cfm?event=CEUProvider or call: 800 487 6530 Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT Professional Development Provider
Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Assistants, and other healthcare professionals who have experience in treating balance and dizziness from a variety of patient diagnoses and/or have taken a basic vestibular course will benefit from this course Pediatrics through Geriatrics.

Agenda
Day One: 8:00-8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:00 Introduction on the need for determining appropriate treatment interventions/Pre test 9:00-9:45 Review of the vestibular system, symptom reports, history and indications for treatment 9:45-10:00 Treatment precautions 10:00-10:30 Vestibular ocular reflex (VOR) function, testing, interpretation of results and indications for treatment 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-11:30 Lab Practice of VOR tests and VOR treatments (nystagmus, saccades, pursuits, gaze stabilization, head shaking, head thrust, vergency, and oscillopsia) 11:30-12:00 Vestibulo-spinal reflex (VSR) testing and indications for treatment 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-2:00 Instruction and Lab Practice of balance, reflex integration, posture, and sensory organization activities 2:00-2:30 Vestibular disorder classifications: reduced response, fluctuating response, distorted response, hyperactive and hypoactive responses 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-3:15 Differentiating types of vertigo: episodic, provoked, positional, constant, central and peripheral 3:15-4:30 Vertigo testing and Lab Practice
Day Two: 8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:00 Recognizing horizontal semicircular canal dysfunction and horizontal canal BPPV 9:00-9:45 Lab Practice and video demonstration of horizontal canal treatments -emphasis on canal alignment 9:45-10:30 Recognizing, testing, and treating posterior and anterior canal BPPV 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-11:30 Lab Practice and video demonstration of posterior and anterior canal BPPVtreatments 11:30-12:00 Treatment of childhood paroxysmal vertigo (CPV) and spasmodic torticollis 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-1:30 Treatment of central vertigo and imbalance (CVA, MS, TBI, tumors, Parkinson’s, hydrocephalus, etc) 1:30-2:15 Treatment of Meniere’s’ disease, migraine associated vertigo, ototoxicity, mal de debarquement, and bilateral disorders 2:15-2:30 Break 2:30-3:00 Treatment of post operative conditions (cochlear implant, acoustic neuroma, chemical ablation, nerve sections, posterior fossa tumors) 3:00-3:45 Disequilibrium of aging and fall risk programs 3:45-4:30 Problem solving for program development and evidenced based

Description
Recognizing, assessing and treating vestibular disorders with an appropriate plan is dependent on careful differential diagnosis. Successful vestibular interventions must be based on understanding the complexities of thevestibular, oculomotor, or sensory systems they are targeting. This interactive course includes lab sessions to practice treatment techniques and exercises for clinical problem-solving and successful outcomes. The approach presents vestibular treatments as a system of exercises and movements that the clinician learns to select, grade, and develop as a continuum for the patient. The course covers treatments across the age spectrum, including childhood paroxysmal vertigo, BPPV, Meniere’s disease, ototoxicity, bilateral disorders, mal de debarquement, migraine associated vertigo, traumatic vertigo, acoustic neuroma, central vertigo, and disequilibrium of aging.

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