An Algorithmic- Based Treatment Approach to Vestibular Dysfunction

Date: 9/14/2013 - 9/15/2013
Time: 8:00am Speaker(s): Barry Morgan, PT
Continuing Education Unit Hours: 15

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Event Contact(s):
Rebecca Richmond, MPH, CPH
Rehab Continuing Education Coordinator
Phone: 502-582-7673



Educational Objectives:

  • 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.


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201 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
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Event Pricing

Professional $395.00
PRN/St Joseph employee $316.00



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