This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.
Recognize typical characteristics of peripheral vestibular vs. central-etiology nystagmus Identify appropriate standardized assessment tools for use in vestibular rehabilitation Prescribe rehabilitation programs to address adaptation and compensation for vestibular dysfunction Identify specific variants of BPPV and perform appropriate canalith repositioning maneuvers Identify indications for further diagnostic testing / medical referral
What others are saying:
"Jeff Walter is an exceptional presenter and advocate for the promotion of vestibular and balance rehabilitation. His clear presentation and evidence-based principles applied to this course make the course directly applicable and useful to any clinician interested in vestibular rehab. I strongly recommend this course and instructor." Justin Snyder, Physical Therapy
"Outstanding, educational, entertaining! Jeff knows his stuff!" Todd R Zusmer, D.O.
Jeff is extremely knowledgeable on this topic. I can use this information immediately in the clinic." Marie Theodhosi, Physical Therapy
"This was one of the best courses I've been to. Jeff was very knowledgeable about content and explained the content in a way that was easy to understand."-Nora, Physical Therapy
"Jeff was a very personable speaker who really used his humor and demeanor to engage his audience to engage and to ask questions. These two things enhance the understanding of the material for me personally, and I'm sure many others. He was obviously highly comfortable and experienced with teaching a material that he had, again, obvious experience with clinically. a wonderful speaker! I'd definitely recommend him and this course. Thanks Jeff!"-Carrie Williams, OT