Live In-Person Course for Therapists. Complete Both Sessions for 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 September 9 and 10, 2023
September 9: 8:10am
September 10: 7:40am
The course will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and dysequilibrium from unusual vestibular causes. The course is designed for clinicians (PT & OT) with prior vestibular rehabilitation course work and clinical experience. Material covered will include advanced techniques for treating anterior and horizontal canal BPPV, central causes of dizziness (including concussion), identification and treatment of cervicogenic dizziness, persistent postural perceptual dizziness, migraine and other unusual vestibular disorders. As vestibular disorders occur across the lifespan and with various disorders, this information is applicable to a large patient population with symptoms of dizziness.
- Diagnose and describe the various appropriate treatment techniques for anterior semicircular canal BPPV, and horizontal semicircular canal BPPV, including BPPV affecting the anterior arm of the horizontal semicircular canal
- Develop an understanding of the causes of cervicogenic dizziness
Interpret a detailed examination of the patient to differentiate between vestibular and cervicogenic causes of dizziness
- Design and conduct a treatment program for individuals with cervicogenic dizziness, including: manual traction techniques for the cervical spine and cervical kinesthetic retraining techniques
- Develop an understanding of central causes of dizziness, including CVA, brain injury, and concussion
- Design and modify treatment programs based on the nature of the cause of dizziness in this patient population
- Develop an understanding of other causes of dizziness such as chronic subjective dizziness, migraine-associated dizziness, and movement disorders
Designed for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and OTAs. Prior vestibular rehabilitation course work and experience treating patients with vestibular disorders are necessary before taking this course.
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.
“Years ago, I attended a course by Dr. Clendaniel and was impressed not only by his level of expertise but by his presentation - his ability to teach therapists with a wide range of experiences. As I am preparing to step back into vestibular rehab Dr Clendaniel was my first choice. Given the quality of this weekend's webinar my selection was correct.” -- Mary E Schmutz, PT
“It is always a pleasure to take one of Dr. Clendaniel's course offerings. He is well organized, patient and has a very accessible teaching style. I am impressed with the amount of information packed into this 2-day advanced vestibular rehab course, and with the amount of resources I had available for immediate use in this clinic. The ERI course moderator was cheerful and essential in keeping this live stream course on track throughout the weekend. ERI made taking a live-stream/ online course easy and accessible, even for those who might be new to this learning format.” -Lisa M Rohrbaugh, DPT
'Rick is a leader in the field of vestibular rehabilitation and his material and the way it is presented proves the point. Rick is able to present some very complex material in a manner that is understandable. He shares personal experiences in order to illuminate some of the more colorful and confusing parts of vestibular rehabilitation. He consistently utilizes best practice and provides research and resources to support his perspectives. He answers all questions posed with similar support. I enjoyed the course very much and found that it clarified many questions that I had had for some time. Many thanks.' -Philip T, Class Participant