Children’s vestibular systems differ from adults, and their clinical presentations of vestibular dysfunction differ as well. Participants will learn the anatomy and physiology as it relates to treatment.
Understanding the Unique Aspects of the Vestibular System in Children and AdolescentsInger Brueckner
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This course is part of the Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent online series
Children’s vestibular systems differ from adults in both anatomy, physiology and the functional difficulties associated because the vestibular system impacts the development of ocular motor responses, spatial perception, body awareness, attention, memory, balance, and mental imagery. This session focuses on an evidence-based functional anatomy review that is applicable to treatment. Maturation of the child’s vestibular system into adulthood is discussed along with the development of vestibular reflexes and central processing implications. The instructor covers functional impairments and the epidemiology of vestibular issues in children. Quality of life issues as they relate to children in school, home, and play environments will be discussed.
- Identify the anatomy of the vestibular system and its unique properties
- Describe the vestibular system, common dysfunction and development and its relationship to vestibular therapy
- Summarize developmental considerations that impact treatment the pediatric population
- Discuss current epidemiology of pediatric dizziness
Inger Brueckner, MS, PT, has practiced vestibular rehabilitation since 1994. She began teaching after completing the Emory University/APTA Vestibular Competency course in 2003. In 2010 she joined the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Center for Concussion as the creator and director of PACER (Progressive Acute Concussion Exertional Rehabilitation). She is a member of a multi-disciplinary team focused on providing cutting-edge, effective, safe rehabilitation. Working for Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, CO, she has presented research findings at APTA CSM, published journal article, book chapter, developed protocols, and been invited to speak at international, national, and local conferences. She is passionate about providing the best care for all patients in a collaborative medical team, sharing lessons learned through continuing education.
Additionally, Inger Brueckner is the principle physical therapist treating limb loss at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. Her experience spans many age groups, causes and levels of limb loss and amputee working in a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the advancement of function in this population. With a master’s in PT, Inger has worked primarily as an outpatient therapist and hospital-based outpatient center. She co-authored an article on pre-prosthetic training and has presented at national and international conferences.
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