Learn the unique signs and symptoms seen in the pediatric population, including presentations in children with motor delays, clumsiness, hearing loss and difficulty with reading as well as traditional vestibular difficulties including migraine, concussion, and BPPV. This comprehensive course teaches participants to effectively assess and treat their clients using the latest evidence-based research. Home programs, environmental modifications for the classroom, and many low cost treatment activities are given.
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This online series of 4 sessions was recorded at Inger Brueckner’s live course.
This course was created out of frustration with the way children respond to traditional vestibular rehabilitation. Children are not “just smaller adults” and they have unique presentations and responses to intervention. Current literature finds that children have similar rates of vestibular dysfunction as adults. This has created the need for specialization intervention.
This course will present current understanding of the scope of the problem, best practice, systematic evaluation and treatments to address vestibular deficits in the school-aged child and adolescent. The course combines lecture, hands-on lab, and case study to accurately and efficiently address dysfunction. This course is updated as new information and guidelines are published. The primary goal is to challenge therapists to re-think movement and stillness in their practice, using a comprehensive understanding of the vestibular system. Principles presented can be applied across the lifespan and with a multitude of disability levels.
After completing this course the participants will be able to:
- Describe developmental anatomy and physiology related to the vestibular system, including related reflexes, and balance.
- Choose the most relevant, time efficient evaluations specific to functional deficits and be able to take these findings to create and modify a treatment program.
- Recognize dysfunction that can be addressed and red flags that signal the need to referral to other medical providers
- Be able to educate patients, caregivers and other medical team members about the identified vestibular involvement in the child’s functional 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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Once you purhcase an online course, you will have the opportunity to take an exam to test your retention of the material. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam. The exam must be completed with a pass rate of 80% or more in order to receive your certificate of attendance.
This course is offered for 13.5 Contact Hours, 1.35 CEUs (Intermediate Level)
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