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Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   13.5
Registration Fee:   $435.00


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$435 fee for days 1 & 2.
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 or call: 800 487 6530 Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT professional development provider

DAY ONE: 8:30-9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast 9:00-9:30 Introduction 9:30-10:30 Anatomy & Physiology 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-11:30 Anatomy & Physiology (contd) 11:30-12:30 Impact of lesions on normal function 12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own) 1:30-3:45 History & Clinical Exam a) Lecture/Demo b) Practice c) Identification of Normal & Abnormal Eye Movements (video cases) 3:45-4:00 Break 4:00-5:30 History and Clinical Exam (contd) DAY TWO: 8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:30 Assessment of Vestibular Function: Vestibular Function Tests a) ENG/Caloric Test b) Posturography Test 9:30-10:30 Treatment: From Assessment to Treatment a) Treatment Rationale b) Potential and Time Course for Recovery 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:30 Treatment Strategies: Lecture/ Demonstration/Practice a) Patients with Incomplete Lesions b) Patients with Complete Lesions c) Patients with Motion Sensitivity d) BPPV: Pathophysiology & Treatment (all canals) 12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own) 1:30-3:45 Treatment Strategies: Lecture/ Demonstration/Practice (contd) 3:45-4:00 Break 4:00-4:45 Central Vestibular Deficits 4:45-5:30 Case Studies & Summary / Questions

Symptoms of “dizziness" are the number 3 reason individuals over the age of 65 seek medical attention. It becomes the number 1 reason for seeking care in individuals over the age of 70. Medical or surgical management is often not indicated or helpful, but many of these individuals do benefit from vestibular rehabilitation techniques. In addition, 50# of the individuals over the age of 65 with dizziness will develop a particular form of vertigo that can be alleviated with one simple therapy treatment. These individuals with vertigo and dysequilibrium represent a large patient population for physical and occupational therapy. Days one and two will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes.Day three will focus on cervicogenic dizziness. Specific emphasis will be placed on the assessment and treatment of unilateral and bilateral vestibular hypofunction, benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo, central vestibular disorders, and multisensory dizziness. This information is applicable to a large patient population including geriatric patients as well as individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injury.

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