Rescheduled from April 18-19, 2020.
Are you therapists seeking to improve your skills in diagnosing and treating BPPV without becoming a vestibular expert? If so, this course is for you. Many providers are working with BPPV patients that want a better understanding of typical and atypical forms of BPPV and how to treat them. Participants will dive into the depths of BPPV to effectively, efficiently, and properly diagnose and treat these patients, consistent with evidence-based medicine. Participants will also learn other vestibular and non-vestibular basics to understand when signs and symptoms and not consistent with BPPV. This course will include many videos of positional nystagmus and various abnormal eye movements from other peripheral and central sources, ensuring plenty of opportunities to learn how to identify abnormal eye movements first-hand. You will walk away with a commanding knowledge of BPPV and how to treat this common form of peripheral vertigo, even when the presentation is not as common.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand anatomy and physiology for a commanding knowledge of various types of BPPV
• Perform proper evaluations of vertiginous patients to identify or rule out BPPV
• Identify typical and atypical BPPV
• Treat typical and atypical BPPV
Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT, began her career in the United States Air Force having served both active duty and reservists. She completed her Masters of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, with special recognition for neurology and research, and received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Dr. Fox successfully completed the competency based vestibular course through Emory University and additionally holds several advanced vestibular coursework certificates from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fox has opened therapy clinics and currently owns Western Carolina Physical Therapy, and The Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center, specializing exclusively in the diagnostics and treatment of balance and vestibular disorders, bringing together a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Fox is on the editorial review board for the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), is a published author for VEDA, implemented VestibularJobs.com in partnership with VEDA, is a member of the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition and teaches a variety of balance and vestibular courses. Disclosure: Financial: Dr. Fox receives a speaking fee from ERI for this course. Non-Financial: Dr. Fox is a volunteer unpaid consultant and receives free equipment for beta testing.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
836 W. Wellington Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
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This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs). The GA, IN and PA Boards of Physical Therapy recognize other state board approvals. Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy. This course satisfies CE Requirements in Alabama. This workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence as outlined by the CT General Statutes.
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 #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.
12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.