A lab format is used to teach in-depth bedside and office vestibular evaluation as well as practical treatment ideas for vestibular disorders (particularly BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunctioning), which will be applicable to a variety of practice settings including; outpatient, acute care, SNF and ER.
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This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.
Course Objectives: Perform a detailed bedside vestibular and balance examination Based on patient history and bedside examination, identify the specific features of:
- Peripheral vestibular disorders
- Central vestibular disorders
- Non-vestibular dizziness
Recognize typical characteristics of peripheral vestibular vs. central-etiology nystagmus Identify appropriate standardized assessment tools for use in vestibular rehabilitation Prescribe rehabilitation programs to address adaptation and compensation for vestibular dysfunction Identify specific variants of BPPV and perform appropriate canalith repositioning maneuvers Identify indications for further diagnostic testing / medical referral.
Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS, is the Director of the Otolaryngology Vestibular and Balance Center at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA and an associate faculty member at Misericordia University, Department of Physical Therapy. Jeff graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and from the University of Scranton, with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has attained competency certification in "Vestibular Rehabilitation" and "Vestibular Function Test Interpretation."Since 1999, Jeff has lectured at professional conferences, universities and continuing education courses for audiologists, physicians and therapists involved in managing patients with dizziness and imbalance. Jeff has developed a teaching website "www.vestibularseminars.com" designed to provide information to assist clinicians in the management of dizziness and imbalance.
"Jeff Walter is an exceptional presenter and advocate for the promotion of vestibular and balance rehabilitation. His clear presentation and evidence-based principles applied to this course make the course directly applicable and useful to any clinician interested in vestibular rehab. I strongly recommend this course and instructor." -Justin Snyder, Physical Therapy
"Outstanding, educational, entertaining! Jeff knows his stuff!" -Todd R Zusmer, D.O.
Jeff is extremely knowledgeable on this topic. I can use this information immediately in the clinic." -Marie Theodhosi, Physical Therapy
"This was one of the best courses I've been to. Jeff was very knowledgeable about content and explained the content in a way that was easy to understand." -Nora, Physical Therapy
"Jeff was a very personable speaker who really used his humor and demeanor to engage his audience to engage and to ask questions. These two things enhance the understanding of the material for me personally, and I'm sure many others. He was obviously highly comfortable and experienced with teaching a material that he had, again, obvious experience with clinically. a wonderful speaker! I'd definitely recommend him and this course. Thanks Jeff!" -Carrie Williams, OT
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
785 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
The two-day live course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs). The PA Board of Physical Therapy recognizes other board approvals. Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.8 contact hours.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider – 14 PDUs.
12 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification