Practice assessment and screening to inform treatment strategies for your caseload from the comfort of your own home. Techniques are demonstrated with modifications of the pediatric population. Treatment activities are also provided.
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This course is part of Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent online series
Best practices to evaluate and assess the child with vestibular symptoms are covered because children often present differently from adults. The instructor demonstrates how to perform a physical exam and what to observe in the clinic and on the field following a possible concussion. She demonstrates basic screening techniques for cervical, vestibular and ocular pathology following concussion. Dizziness and the autonomic nervous system, OI (Orthostatic Intolerance), POTs, (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) including activity and exercise intolerance and various assessments/tests such as the VAT, Modified VBI test and the ocular motor exam are demonstrated as well as BPPV Testing and the Dix-Hallpike test. How each of these diagnoses affect performances in school and sports is stressed.
- Identify appropriate physical evaluation techniques of the pediatric patient
- Analyze functional activity that is dysfunction and recognize potential vestibular dysfunction that can be addressed in treatment
- Identify conditions and symptoms of conditions that will respond to vestibular therapy
- Recognize red-flags that would necessitate further medical evaluation
- Summarize the ANS contribution to upright stance
- Recognize objective and subjective complaints with orthostatic intolerance and POTS
- Discuss treatment approaches for POTS patients and how the activities will improve symptoms
- Summarize symptom complaints that may relate to orthostatic complaints
Inger Brueckner, MS, PT, is a renowned expert in the field of vestibular dysfunction and amputee rehabilitation, treating patients across the lifespan from pediatric to geriatric. A skilled and knowledgeable researcher and therapist, Inger has extensive experience working in multi-disciplinary teams that provide cutting-edge, effective, and safe rehabilitation treatments at rehab facilities including Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Sky Ridge Medical Center. At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children’s Center for Concussion, she developed and directs PACER (Progressive Acute Concussion Exertional Rehabilitation). Inger has presented at APTA CSM, published journal articles, developed protocols, and has been invited to speak at conferences throughout the world. She is passionate about providing exceptional and collaborative patient care and sharing her knowledge and experience with the continuing education community.
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