- CEU DETAILS
This course is designed for physical and occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working with patients suffering from balance and vestibular disorders. Treating patients with vestibular disorders can be daunting. Recognizing and assessing them can also be challenging, but once the process is completed, you need to be able to develop an appropriate treatment plan. This course will present vestibular treatments as a system of exercises and movements that the clinician learns to select, grade, and develop a continuum for the individual patient. It will emphasize treatments of vestibular disorders of childhood, adults and the elderly. Childhood paroxysmal vertigo, multiple canal BPPV, Menieres disease, ototoxicity, bilateral disorders, malde debarquement, migraine associated vertigo, traumatic vertigo, acoustic neuroma, central vertigo, and disequilibrium of aging will be covered. The course is interactive, with lab sessions to practice treatment techniques, and will offer exercises for problem solving. These experiences will help to develop competencies and promote effective clinical outcomes.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Develop problem solving skills and appropriate treatment planning for patients with vestibular disorders
- Identify precautions
- Recognize and develop exercise programs for vestibular ocular and vestibular spinal reflex dysfunction
- Recognize and treat patients with reduced, fluctuating, hyperactive, and hypoactive vestibular responses
- Differentiate central and peripheral vertigo and nystagmus
- Demonstrate treatments for Menieres, childhood paroxysmal vertigo, mal de debarquement, postconcussion syndrome, migraine associated vertigo, torticollis, post-surgical conditions, superior canal dehiscence, and central disorders
- Recognize and demonstrate repositioning maneuvers for horizontal, anterior and posterior canal BPPV
- Develop a fall risk/safety program
- Review evidenced based outcomes
Gaye W. Cronin is a master clinician specializing in vestibular and facial nerve rehabilitation having treated more than 30,000 patients suffering from vestibular or facial nerve disorders. She serves as the director of Vestibular & Facial Nerve Atlanta. Dr. Cronin has experienced a high rate of success in the elimination and reduction of facial paralysis, vertigo and balance dysfunctions, and improvement of function, safety, and mobility through rehabilitation. She has successfully applied these evidence-based treatments with a variety of diagnoses and ages. Dr. Cronin has published extensively in medical and therapy journals and has conducted numerous national and international instructional courses for occupational therapists, physical therapists, audiologists, and physicians. She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees from the Medical College of Georgia, and her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Disclosure: Financial: Gaye Cronin receives a speaking fee from Education Resources, Inc. Non-Financial: She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
"Gaye is a tremendous presenter. Her years of clinical experience lend to fantastic examples that are clear and easy to understand. She is also patient with questions and genuinely interested in my learning instead of just talking about what she knows. I feel that I have left this 2 day course with a bag of tricks." -Tera White, OTR
"Gaye Cronin is a fabulous presenter - always relating topics to a variety of patient populations with numerous modifications - interspersed with video and other off the cuff examples to drive ideas and concepts home. Great information and resources to take back to all facilities I work at." -Alison Farwell
"Dr. Cronin is an engaging, intellectual and creative speaker. He course was filled with a wealth of knowledge and experience. The pace did not feel rushed and she listened to and answered questions patiently. As a therapist with over 20 years of experience I learned a tremendous amount of new material. Highly recommended!" -MaryBeth Thompson
"Gaye does an excellent job presenting the information and treatment techniques! She includes handouts and home exercise programs for patients to take home. I can't wait to implement the techniques at our post-concussion clinic!" -Shannon Keathley
"I loved this course! It has given me a clear picture of how to identify vestibular issues in my own patient population and has given me a clear picture of how to assess and treat specific issues. I'm really excited to approach my treatment sessions and assessments with a new perspective!" -Shelly Santoro, PT
"Gaye presented excellent, comprehensive information and modifications for application in the pediatric population across the broad spectrum of diagnoses. She ignited and re-inspired my clinical investigation and treatment skills." -Kaitlin Clark, PT
MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital
115 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Hampton Inn - Natick
319 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760
This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs).
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs) - Intermediate Level. Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT Professional Development Provider-14.5 PDUs
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