Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete Both Sessions for 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs)
April 22 and 23, 2023
10:10 am EST • 9:10 am CST • 8:10 am MST • 7:10 am PST (US)
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.
- Identify the normal anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
- Identify the impact of a vestibular lesion on normal function
- Identify the eye movements which are indicative of peripheral vestibular hypofunction including direction fixed horizontal nystagmus, head-shaking induced nystagmus, abnormal head thrust test
- Identify the eye movements which are indicative of central vestibular disorders including direction-changing nystagmus, vertical nystagmus, impaired VOR cancellation, saccadic pursuit, hypometric, hypermetric, or slowed saccades
- Identify the eye movements which are indicative of posterior, anterior and horizontal canal BPPV (canalithiasis and cupulolithiasis)
- Differentiate between unilateral vestibular hypofunction, bilateral vestibular hypofunction, BPPV, Meniere’s disease, motion provoked dizziness based, and non-vestibular causes of dizziness based on the patient’s presenting history and symptoms.
- Differentiate between unilateral vestibular hypofunction, bilateral vestibular hypofunction, BPPV, Meniere’s disease, motion provoked dizziness, central vestibular disorders and non-vestibular causes of dizziness based on the patient’s clinical examination.
- Apply the history and clinical exam results to determine an appropriate, evidence-based treatment strategy for an individual with a vestibular disorder.
This course is designed for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and OTAs.
Richard Clendaniel, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, and in the Department of Head & Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. He received his MS in Physical Therapy and Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neuro-otology with Susan Herdman, Ph.D., PT. He previously served as director of the Vestibular Rehabilitation program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is on the medical advisory board for the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) and on the board of directors for the American Balance Society. Dr. Clendaniel maintains an active practice treating patients with vestibular disorders and dizziness. His primary research is in the assessment of the vestibular system and the plasticity of the vestibular system following injury.
Rick Clendaniel continues to offer excellent vestibular courses that provide important insights and valuable information based on years of clinical experience and research. With his approachable style and rich content, his courses are perfect for new graduates and seasoned practitioners alike. -Donna S., DPT
This course provided a wealth of information based on current evidence that will help any physical therapist educate their patients and get them better in a more efficient manner. Highly recommend. -Gina R., PT
Dr. Clendaniel is a very knowledgeable clinician who made a difficult topic easy to understand with simple explanations and clinical examples. Excellent course. Thank you -Radhika G., PT
This was an exceptional course! I've always struggled with understanding the vestibular system well enough to effectively assess and treat patients with dizziness and balance problems. But after taking the introductory course from Dr. Clendaniel called, Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders, followed by this course, Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced, I have a much better understanding and I feel equipped to begin more accurately assessing and more effectively treating patients with dizziness and balance problems. I can't say enough about how great these two courses from Dr. Clendaniel are, and I highly recommend them if you want to sharpen your knowledge and skills and be more effective at helping patients with these often debilitating problems. -Spencer S., PT
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This course meets the criteria for 12 contact hours (1.2CEUs) Introductory Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 03531. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 12 contact hours 1.2 CEUs. (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery & Foundational Knowledge). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 12 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker – 14 hrs. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 14 continuing education contact hours.
Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Application has been made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy. Approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approved by the OH Physical Therapy Association.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 14 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY, OK and TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, 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, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
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.
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