Learn to assess and treat patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. The information presented in this course is applicable to a large patient popular including geriatric patients and individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injuries. Specific emphasis will be placed on the assessment and treatment of unilateral and bilateral vestibular hypofunction, benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo, central vestibular disorders, and multisensory dizziness.
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Symptoms of dizziness are the number 3 reason individuals over the age of 65 seek medical attention. It becomes the number 1 reason for seeking care in individuals over the age of 70. Medical or surgical management is often not indicated or helpful, but many of these individuals do benefit from vestibular rehabilitation techniques. In addition, 50% of the individuals over the age of 65 with dizziness will develop a particular form of vertigo that can be alleviated with one simple therapy treatment. These individuals with vertigo and dysequilibrium represent a large patient population for physical and occupational therapy.
This course will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. Specific emphasis will be placed on the assessment and treatment of unilateral and bilateral vestibular hypofunction, benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo, central vestibular disorders, and multisensory dizziness. This information is applicable to a large patient population including geriatric patients as well as individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injury.
Richard Clendaniel, PT, Ph.D, renowned clinical expert and instructor in vestibular rehabilitation is an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, Duke University Medical Center. He received his MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was a clinician and faculty member at UAB for several years before receiving his
Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience (Department of Psychology) from UAB. He completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuro-otology with Susan Herdman, Ph.D., PT. He was previously on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, where he was director of the Vestibular Rehabilitation Program and was recently appointed to the Medical Advisory Board for the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA). He maintains an active practice evaluating and treating patients with vestibular disorders and dizziness. His primary research interests are in the normal function of the vestibular system and the plasticity of the vestibular following injury.
Excellent speaker! Bright, approachable and with a sense of humor. Dr. Clendaniel presented difficult material and made it understandable. -Debra Weiner, PT
Richards clinical expertise is undeniable. He really came to life through his actual, clinic examples both verbally and via video. He skillfully, clearly and concisely presented often complex and usually confusing information. -Kathrine W. Parker, PT Richard is a credit to the profession; he is knowledgeable, well spoken, and an extremely pleasant presenter. The content of the material covered was detailed and well organized. -Fran Kramer, PT Dr. Clendaniels knowledge and great teaching skills showed in this very comprehensive seminar. -Mary Capuccini, OT
Emory Decatur Hospital
2701 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Courtyard - Atlanta Decatur Downtown Emory
130 Clairmont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
This course meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs)
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NBCOT professional development provider - 13.5 PDU's