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.
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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, 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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