Live In-Person Course for Therapists. Complete Both Sessions for 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs)
October 22 and 23, 2022
8:40 am EST (US)
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 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.
This course will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. 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.
- Identify the normal anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
- Identify the impact of a vestibular lesion on normal function
- Identify the eye movements which are indicative of peripheral vestibular hypofunction including direction fixed horizontal nystagmus, head shaking induced nystagmus, abnormal head thrust test
- Identify the eye movements which are indicative of central vestibular disorders including direction changing nystagmus, vertical nystagmus, impaired VOR cancellation, saccadic pursuit, hypometric, hypermetric, or slowed saccades
- Identify the eye movements which are indicative of posterior, anterior and horizontal canal BPPV (canalithiasis and cupulolithiasis)
- Differentiate between unilateral vestibular hypofunction, bilateral vestibular hypofunction, BPPV, Meniere’s disease, motion provoked dizziness based, and non-vestibular causes of dizziness based on the patient’s presenting history and symptoms.
- Differentiate between unilateral vestibular hypofunction, bilateral vestibular hypofunction, BPPV, Meniere’s disease, motion provoked dizziness, central vestibular disorders and non-vestibular causes of dizziness based on the patient’s clinical examination.
- Apply the history and clinical exam results to determine an appropriate, evidence-based treatment strategy for an individual with a vestibular disorder.
COVID Safety Measures for In-Person Courses:
Any guidelines issued by the hosting facility will be shared in the course confirmation set 2 weeks prior to the course along with a Waiver of Liability form to be signed and submitted at registration. You will be required wear a mask at all times.
Please do not attend the course if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. Please do not attend the course if you believe you have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD, FAPTA is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, and in the Department of Head & Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. He received his MS in Physical Therapy and Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neuro-otology with Susan Herdman, PhD, PT. He previously served as director of the Vestibular Rehabilitation program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is on the medical advisory board for the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) and on the board of directors for the American Balance Society. Dr. Clendaniel maintains an active practice treating patients with vestibular disorders and dizziness. His research is in the assessment of the vestibular system and the plasticity of the vestibular system following injury.
Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving Street, NW
New Value Conference Room
Washington, DC 20010
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
Education Resources, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Live Course is offered at 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs). Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 13.5 units. The VA Board of PT, the DE Board of PT and the DC Board of PT recognizes other state's approvals. ERI is an approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy. This course meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.3 CEU's, 13 contact hours.
12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
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