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, Meniere’s 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 Meniere’s, 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.
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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.
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________. Education Resources, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Independent Course is offered at 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs). (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. NBCOT Professional Development for 16.87 PDUs. Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 16 continuing education hours - CE Broker # 20-775468.
Approved by the FL Physical Therapy Association for 16 CE Hours #CE21-775468. Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 13.5 contact hours. Approval #CS64-2010-KPTA thru 3/6/23. Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.3 CEUs. Approval #2009-049 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 13.5 CEC's. Approved by the NM Physical Therapy Board for 13.5 CE Hours. This course has been approved by the NV State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 13.5 units of continuing education. Approved by OK State Board of PT course # 20S1293 for 14 CEUs, Category B. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 16 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.2 contact hours (1.62 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 13.5 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 13.5 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. 12 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
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