This course is designed for physical and occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals working with persons suffering from balance disorders, falls, movement disorders, or dizziness/vertigo. The lecture and lab information presented will be helpful with the treatment of a variety of disorders including Vestibular Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, CVA, traumatic brain injury, sensory integration disorders, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and other diseases/disabilities/injuries resulting in imbalance/coordination problems or dizziness affecting children, adults, and the elderly. Research and experience have proven that Vestibular Rehabilitation is highly effective in the reduction and elimination of balance disorders and vertigo. The purposes of this course are to describe the Vestibular Rehabilitation/Balance Retraining Process, to provide medical rationale for this intervention, to provide lab sessions to practice evaluation and treatment procedures, and to present positive outcomes of utilizing this treatment approach.
This course is designed for occupational and physical therapists working in pediatric settings with infants through teenagers. The course covers vestibular rehabilitation principles for treating children with dizziness, coordination, balance, motor, postural, vestibular, visual motor, sensory organization and motion disorders. The course will include pediatric assessments for vestibular, sensory organization, visual motor, reflex integration, and motor development. Treatment techniques, video case demonstrations, and lab practice time will be included.
Online Seminar **Attention RehabEdge Members! Use coupon code: rehabedge for a 10% discount**" This course is for intermediate level occupational and physical therapists with an interest in vestibular rehabilitation. The information in this course is appropriate for all practice settings (acute/sub-acute, outpatient, rehab, and pediatrics). This introductory course covers the full spectrum of basic vestibular rehab including anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system, common pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment. The most common vestibular disorders, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, unilateral and bilateral vestibular deficits, and central vestibular disorders are discussed. Course materials include text, graphics, and pictures.
Contact Hours: 5 Registration Fee: $90.00
Examination and Intervention of Dizziness: Cross Country Education Full Description
Dizziness is a common complaint made by patients, especially those who have suffered trauma or an injury to the head and/or cervical spine. Dizziness symptoms can significantly alter a patient's life, many times leading to functional disability and depression. Knowledge of the differential diagnosis of dizziness is essential for physical therapists. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and cervicogenic dizziness (CD) are two forms of dizziness that are amenable to manual physical therapy intervention.
This clinically relevant one-day seminar will expand the therapist's knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of the vestibular system and upper cervical spine, as it relates to dizziness. The differential diagnosis of BPPV vs. CD and a manual therapy approach to examination and intervention will be emphasized. Through lecture and lab, this seminar will provide the physical therapist with the essential examination and intervention skills to effectively treat BPPV and CD.
Do you feel at times that you have designed and delivered the best gait and balance program and yet your patients still have some problems with their balance? This course goes beyond all you have learned about the effects of speed, strength and range of motion limitations as causes for balance dysfunction. You will leave with an in depth knowledge and skill in the postural dyscontrol, somatosensation and vestibular arenas. The instructor has taught and treated extensively in this area with astounding results with her patients and clinicians. Her skills in this area are unparralled. Take home innovative useable evaluation and treatment techniques that will dramatically change your practice. You and your patients deserve to receive this cutting edge information. Quote from Dr. Carole Lewis ? I have had the distinct pleasure of watching Ms. Barber work and she is a master clinician and outstanding lecturer. There is not a dull or empty moment when she is discussing and demonstrating her favorite topic of balance impairments.?
Contact Hours: 20 Registration Fee: $495.00
Vestibular Rehabilitation: Theory, Evidence and Practical Application RIC Academy
This course will provide therapists and physicians with the foundational information needed to efficiently evaluate and effectively treat patients with peripheral and central vestibular disorders and with intermediate level clinical decision making skills. Emphasis will be placed on evidence based practice and understanding the physiologic rationale for therapeutic interventions. This will enhance the clinician?s ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for common vestibular disorders. The course format will be lecture, demonstration with patient videotapes, and patient problem-solving sessions.
Contact Hours: 21 Registration Fee: $675.00
Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders DAY 1 AND 2 Education Resources, Inc.
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. OPTIONAL DAY THREE You will have the opportunity to register for day 3 when you register for day 1&2 Previous attendance at Day 1&2 is required. Register for all three days together and receive a discount.
Contact Hours: 14.5 Registration Fee: $399.00
Stable Mobility: Clinical Classifications for Differential Diagnoses Related to Disequilibrium, Imbalance and Dizziness Innovative Rehabilitation Balance Solutions
This seminar goes beyond ?Keeping Your COG Over Your BOS.? It provides clinicians with the preparatory information required to identify and triage patients with sensory system, postural strategy, and center-of-gravity control impairments. It builds the foundation for developing concise and clinically applicable approaches to the rehabilitation of patients with disequilibrium, imbalance, dizziness and central nervous system integration issues that pertain to everyday functioning. The clinician will be prepared to distinguish between vertigo and disequilibrium caused by vestibular dysfunction and to select appropriate assessment procedures for diagnosing and treating individuals with complaints of disequilibrium, imbalance and dizziness. Specific assessment and treatment for diagnoses such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and others will be addressed. STABLE MOBILITY Stable mobility requires control of the center of gravity during movement via a complex sensorimotor process. This program is NOT just another balance or vestibular course. It is designed to include, and then expand beyond the basics to allow the clinician to manage the more complex patients. Because these disorders can show up in the full range of patients seen by physical therapists, this course will provide ALL therapists an opportunity to make better clinical judgments and achieve outcomes with more satisfaction from patients. CLINICAL CLASSIFICATIONS Using clinical classifications for differential diagnoses of movement disorders related to disequilibrium, imbalance and falls, provides the clinician with the tools necessary to help patients move through the maze of recovery. There is a broad spectrum of patient clinical classifications in which center of gravity stability and mobility testing and treatment play an important role. Neurological disorders, musculoskeletal problems, orthopedic injuries, geriatric de-conditioning, sports injuries and pediatric disorders can cause significant difficulty with postural control. Now you can know just what to do when your patient reports disequilibrium, imbalance and/or dizziness.
Contact Hours: 7 Registration Fee: $230.00
Visual/Vestibular Treatment to Improve Sensory Processing, Motor Skills and Behavior Education Resources, Inc.
This course presents practical, successful treatment strategies based on current research on the visualvestibular system. You will learn assessment tools, including screening for developmental vision issues and understanding the role of behavioral vision treatment as it relates to your therapy treatment. Treatment and case study videos are presented with a multidisciplinary understanding for improved outcomes. Through video cases, you will learn when to refer for optometric evaluation and how to integrate optometric treatment with your approach While the majority of the films and case studies are of children, we have also applied these treatments to adults with great success. Patient population includes: developmental disabilities, TBI, autism, ADD, learning disabilities and other developmental issues..
Contact Hours: 12 Registration Fee: $399.00
Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders. DAY 3 Cervicogenic Dizziness Education Resources, Inc.
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. Previous attendance at Day 1&2 is required to be able to attend this course. Register for all three days together and receive a discount.
Contact Hours: 7.5 Registration Fee: $250.00
Vestibular Rehabilitation Education Resources, Inc.
This intensive hands on workshop will focus on assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and disequilibrium. This evidence-based course will train clinicians in cutting edge rehabilitative management of vestibular disorders and help clinicians determine the most effective strategies to use. Topics will include anatomy/physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. Competence in the performance of examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinician?s ability to determine the indications and efficacy of vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) for common vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV, (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) which is the most common vestibular disorder and accounts for approximately 20# of all dizziness. The prevalence of BPPV is estimated at approximately 10# within an elderly population. Canalith repositioning maneuvers are highly effective manual treatments to address the various forms of BPPV. This workshop will enable clinicians to differentiate vestibular disorders and plan for the most effective interventions.
Contact Hours: 14 Registration Fee: $399.00
< Message edited by David Adamczyk -- May 10, 2008 12:43:30 AM >
We have a free vestibular rehab section on this website and it is all demonstrated on video. I have been to many vestibular courses and have recently passed the certificate week long annual course held in Atlanta.
All Physical Therapists and Students,
My colleague and I have created a huge physical therapy online video database (~200 videos) demonstrating EVIDENCE BASED manual therapy, examination techniques, special test demonstrations with clinical utility values, vestibular therapy, short lectures and demonstrations, and much more. Please come and check it out! It is all online through Facebook and it is FREE, all you need to do is load the application called "Teach The People" and search for "Physical Therapy Nation". Once you request to join we will accept your membership. When searching for PT Nation, search under the "Closed" security setting or just click the home button and you should see it.
I just recently took an Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation through Great Lakes Seminars! Highly highly recommended! I used what I learned within the first week after the course and was successful in treatment!
When the vestibular organs are damaged with disease or injury, the brain can no longer rely on them for accurate information about equilibrium and motion, often resulting in dizziness, vertigo, balance problems, and other symptoms. Many people are able to recover from these symptoms on their own after a few weeks of normal activity because the brain has adapted with a process called vestibular compensation.