Renowned faculty member; Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS, has been teaching with ERI since 2005. He is the Director of the Otolaryngology Vestibular and Balance Center at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA and an associate faculty member at Misericordia University, Department of Physical Therapy. Jeff has lectured at professional conferences, universities and continuing education courses for audiologists, physicians and therapists involved in managing patients with dizziness and imbalance. Jeff has developed a teaching website designed to provide information to assist clinicians in the management of dizziness and imbalance.
Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance
July 27-28 , 2018 – Portland, OR
August 25-26, 2018 – Binghamton, NY
September 7-8, 2018 – Lakewood, CO
November 16-17, 2018 – Arlington, VA
This evidence-based 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.
Course Objectives: Perform a detailed bedside vestibular and balance examination Based on patient history and bedside examination, identify the specific features of:
- Peripheral vestibular disorders
- Central vestibular disorders
- Non-vestibular dizziness
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.
“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