$125 – $250

Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation

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Ohio Health Eastside Health Center

4850 East Main Street

Columbus, OH 43213

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The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) estimates that as many as 35% of adults over the age of 40 have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction. Dizziness and vertigo account for about 4 million emergency department visits annually in the United States, acute vestibular syndrome (AVS) accounts for 10-20% of these ED visits, another 4-6% of these patients are diagnosed with a cerebrovascular cause. Therapists who are trained in evidence-based assessment techniques can assist not only to decrease unnecessary imaging and/or hospital admissions for patients with BPPV or other peripheral AVS disorders, but also help aide in the diagnostic process of identifying patients with acute posterior fossa CVA that may not be evident with early MRI. Therapists who are trained in appropriate treatment of vestibular dysfunction can significantly impact patient outcomes; in fact, studies indicate that successful remission of the signs and symptoms of BPPV is obtained in 67-94% of all patients treated with canalith repositioning treatment (CRT), compared with 0%-48% for those given no treatment.

This hands-on course will provide participants with the knowledge and skill set necessary to understand the vestibular system and its role in balance and function. Participants will learn signs and symptoms of common vestibular disorders and practice applying this knowledge using case studies and video demonstration. This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge to complete a basic examination of the vestibular system, identify a peripheral vs. a central cause of vertigo, and apply evidence-based treatment strategies aimed at reducing their patient’s symptoms and improving their overall function. Lab instruction will compliment course content to help provide therapists with relevant clinical tools.

10 PT/OT CEU's will be provided for a cost of $250

Speakers:
Kara Rawlings, PT, DPT, NCS
Keavy McNaughton-James, PT, MPT
Jodi Renard, PT, DPT
Devon Gaydosh, PT, DPT
Andrea Stump, PT, DPT, NCS

Day 1: October 20th (1pm - 5pm)
• Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System
• Pathophysiology - Signs and Symptoms
• Oculomotor Assessment with Hands-On Lab

Day 2: October 21st (8am - 3pm)
• Introduction to Treatment Strategies for Vestibular Hypofunction with Hands-On Lab
• Positional Testing
• Treatment Strategies for BPPV with Hands-On Lab
• The Post-Concussive Patient
• Cervico-Genic Dizziness with Hands-On Lab
• Gait and Balance Assessment and Treatment Considerations with Hands-On Lab
• Developing a Plan of Care and Goal Writing
• Case Studies

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