Vestibular Rehabilitation: Treatment Intensive

Course Description:

This course is designed for physical and occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working with patients suffering from balance and vestibular disorders. Treating patients with vestibular disorders can be daunting. Recognizing and assessing them can also be challenging, but once the process is completed, you need to be able to develop an appropriate treatment plan. This course will present vestibular treatments as a system of exercises and movements that the clinician learns to select, grade, and develop a continuum for the individual patient. It will emphasize treatments of vestibular disorders of childhood, adults and the elderly. Childhood paroxysmal vertigo, multiple canal BPPV, Meniere’s disease, ototoxicity, bilateral disorders, malde debarquement, migraine associated vertigo, traumatic vertigo, acoustic neuroma, central vertigo, and disequilibrium of aging will be covered. The course is interactive, with lab sessions to practice treatment techniques, and will offer exercises for problem solving. These experiences will help to develop competencies and promote effective clinical outcomes.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Develop problem solving skills and appropriate treatment planning for patients with vestibular disorders
2. Identify precautions
3. Recognize and develop exercise programs for vestibular ocular and vestibular spinal reflex dysfunction
4. Recognize and treat patients with reduced, fluctuating, hyperactive, and hypoactive vestibular responses
5. Differentiate central and peripheral vertigo and nystagmus
6. Demonstrate treatments for Meniere’s, childhood paroxysmal vertigo, mal de debarquement, postconcussion syndrome, migraine associated vertigo, torticollis, post-surgical conditions, superior canal dehiscence, and central disorders
7. Recognize and demonstrate repositioning maneuvers for horizontal, anterior and posterior canal BPPV
8. Develop a fall risk/safety program
9. Review evidenced based outcomes

What others are saying:

“Gaye is a tremendous presenter. Her years of clinical experience lend to fantastic examples that are clear and easy to understand. She is also patient with questions and genuinely interested in my learning instead of just talking about what she knows. I feel that I have left this 2-day course with a bag of tricks."
- Tera White, OTR

"This course is excellent. Gaye Cronin is a phenomenal speaker with an incredible knowledge base. I am excited to begin a vestibular program in my home clinic."
- Heather Warmbin, PT

Instructor(s):

Gaye Cronin