Advanced Clinical Skills in Vestibular Rehabilitation
Saturday, November 12- Sunday, November 13, 2011
This course provides valuable information on the assessment, examination, treatment intervention and potential outcomes for those individuals who present with a vestibular malfunction. Foundational concepts and advanced clinical topics will include an anatomical review, pathophysiology, clinical examination, review of vestibular function testing, outcome measures, treatment principles and planning, pharmacological management of dizzy patients, surgical management of vestibular disorders, review the interface between anxiety and dizziness, central and peripheral vestibular disorders.
At the completion of this course the resident will be able to:
1. Describe the neuroanatomy and neuropathology of vestibular disorders including demographic information, medical, pharmacology and surgical management.
2. Identify and describe central vs. peripheral vestibular disorders.
3. Perform the patient interview, clinical examination and standardized assessments appropriate for individuals with vestibular disorders.
4. Describe Vestibular function testing procedures and findings.
5. Interpret Examination findings.
6. Demonstrate correct technique with treatment interventions, and progression.
7. Demonstrate correct assessment and treatment techniques with BPPV patients.
8. Perform assessments and interventions utilizing appropriate equipment ie. the balance master, and infared goggles.
About the Instructor:
Ann Leinenweaver, PT, NCS
Ann has been at Brooks since 2002 and is one of only 10 physical therapists in Florida who are neurological certified specialists. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and her Master of Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. She is a member of the American physical therapy association.
"At the Brooks Balance Center we have the technology and equipment to identify and treat balance-related issues before an accident occurs." Says Ann. "It gives patients peace-of-mind and helps them to eliminate their symptoms."
Ann has extensive knowledge in evaluating and treating this patient population, she is one of an elite group of physical therapists in Florida to have earned her specialist certification as a neurological certified specialist (NCS).
Who Should Attend:
Saturday, November 12: 8:30AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 13: 8:30AM to 5:00 PM
$150.00 for Brooks Employees
$225.00 for non-Brooks Employees
Saturday, November 12th
10:00-11:30 Recognizing Pathophysiology—Differential Diagnosis
11:30-12:00 Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation
12:00-12:30 Patient Interview
1:30-2:00 Overview of clinical exam
2:00-3:15 Clinical Examination (Lecture, demonstration, practice)
3:30-4:30 Clinical Examination (continued)
4:30-5:30 Video demonstration of test findings
Sunday, November 13th
8:00-8:30 Questions and review from Saturday
8:30-9:15 Interpretation of examination findings, Case studies
9:15-10:15 Treatment principles and planning
10:30-11:30 Treatment strategies overview (Lecture)
11:30-12:30 Treatment strategies (Demonstration, practice, practice, practice)
1:30-2:30 Treatment strategies (continued)
2:30-3:30 Case Studies
This 18.5 hour course will be held in Assembly 1&2 at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital.
When & Where
Brooks Institute of Higher Learning
Brooks Post-professional Education Programs
Brooks Rehabilitation is a leader in post-professional clinical education for healthcare practitioners focused in the area of rehabilitation. This is demonstrated by its active involvement in providing residency and fellowship level training as well as through providing world class continuing education courses for all clinicians in the field of rehabilitation practice. Currently Brooks has four post-professional education programs including a multidisciplinary Geriatric Residency (includes residents from OT, Nursing, SLP, and PT), a PT Neurologic Residency, a PT Orthopaedic Residency, and an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Brooks Rehabilitation offers over 25 post-professional continuing courses each year that includes a wide variety of course offerings for multiple disciplines and a variety of specialty practice areas. The speakers include both nationally renowned experts from around the country as well as nationally recognized clinical experts that currently practice within Brooks.