An Algorithmic- Based Treatment Approach to Vestibular Dysfunction
Date: 9/14/2013 - 9/15/2013
Speaker(s): Barry Morgan, PT
Continuing Education Unit Hours: 15
- Review the anatomy of the vestibular system.
- Understand how balance and movement information is processed.
- Describe the various dizziness and imbalance diagnoses and understand how they affect the vestibular system.
- Recognize the different mechanisms available for recovery (compensation, adaptation, substitution) and how they can be utilized to prescribe effective progressive plans for this population.
- Perform proficient evaluations of oculomotor, vestibular and balance function.
- Apply information gathered from detailed history, evaluations and tests and develop appropriate algorithmic plans of care.
- Recognize how to differentiate between migraine syndromes, migraine associated dizziness and if present with vestibular disorders, how to successfully manage their care.
- Decipher the basic information available from advanced diagnostic testing including ENG, caloric testing, oculomotor testing and balance testing with posturography.
- Recognize nystagmal variations and assist in the correct diagnosis and treatment in vestibular disorders, especially BPPV and its variant resistant forms.
- Perform specific BPPV tests and decide appropriate treatment options including traditional and newly emerging alternative treatment options.
- Explore emerging treatment ideas with regard to post concussion and post blast vestibular injuries in the soldier population receiving treatment in vestibular clinics across the country.
Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, Nurse
This two day intermediate course will provide the attending practitioner, intermediate level algorithmic problem solving skills needed to evaluate and treat dizziness and imbalance. A major emphasis will be placed on how to develop differential diagnosis skills when performing a comprehensive evaluation for a variety of vestibular diagnoses.
Significant time will also be focusing on developing an effective adaptable progressive plan of care with successful outcomes. A variety of current patient case studies will be thoroughly evaluated to assist with putting all the information together in a practical manner.
|PRN/St Joseph employee