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Course #1 Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Dizziness and Balance Disorders: Comprehensive Approach through Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy.
SARAVANAN CHOCKALINGAM, PT, DPT, CLT, C-IAYT
MPTA approved 14 contact hours course
Evaluation and Treatment patients with dizziness and balance disorders is a great challenge to today’s health care professional. An estimated 42% of the adult population will report episodes of dizziness or vertigo to their physicians and 85% of them will be due to vestibular dysfunctions. Vestibular disorders can cause dizziness, imbalance, and subsequent risk of fall and thereby greatly limit mobility, function, and quality of life. Vestibular rehabilitation is a growing, and much needed, area of therapy in which the therapists can guide a patient through the course of their dysfunction, assist them in recovery, and help to give them back the ability to participate in their lives. This basic to intermediate two-day course will overview therapists’ role in vestibular rehabilitation and enhance the clinician’s knowledge base and hands-on skill through lecture, case studies demonstration and practice and video presentation. Instruction will focus on review and analysis of relevant topics including anatomy and physiology of both vestibular and balance systems, assessment of vestibular disorders, diagnostic tests, medical management, rehabilitation with appropriate treatment strategies including Adaptation, Substitution, Habituation Exercise and concepts behind a successful Vestibular rehabilitation and balance program. Emphasis will be placed on current research using a variety of therapeutic approaches in treating patient with vestibular dysfunctions and balance disorders that will provide a foundation from which appropriate decision can be made with regard to patient needs.
This course is designed for participants with a basic to intermediate level of experience.
Upon successful completion of this course,
Participants should be able to:
Describe the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system and balance systems.
Understand the role of the vestibular system in postural control and balance.
Describe the pathophysiology of common vestibular disorders and non-vestibular dizziness and balance disorders.
Compare and contrast the principles of adaptation, compensation and substitution.
Understand the importance of vestibular system assessment in neuromusculo-skeletal disorders.
Demonstrate atleast 3 specific tests of vestibular function.
Differentiate between common vestibular hypofunctions.
Differentiate between types of BPPV and precisely perform canalith repositioning maneuver
Identify and describe appropriate treatment interventions for patients with vestibular disorders and balance dysfunctions.
Describe the current advances in medical science that have implications for management of patients with vestibular disorders.
Gain basic knowledge to develop and implement Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy program in hospital, nursing home, out-patient and homecare settings.
MPTA approved Course
Upon completion of this course, all participants will be given a certificate of participation.
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System
9:00 AM The Role of the Vestibular System in Postural Control
9:30 AM Vestibular Dysfunction: Peripheral and Central
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Non-vestibular Dizziness and Imbalance
10:45 AM Cervicogenic Dizziness
11:15 AM BPPV: Assessment/Management
12:00 Noon Lunch (on your own)
1.00 PM BPPV: Demonstration and Practice
2:00 PM Vestibular Function Tests & Medical Management
2:30 PM PT/OT Diagnosis/Assessment of Vestibular Hypofunction
(oculomotor, vestibular, musculoskeletal)
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Demonstration and Practice (oculomotor, vestibular)
4:15 PM Balance and Gait Assessment
4:45 PM Demonstration and Practice (Balance and Gait)
5:30 PM Adjourn
7:30 AM Vestibular Adaptation, Compensation after Vestibular loss, Compensation for Vestibulo-ocular Hypofunction
8:00 AM PT/OT Treatment Theory :
9:15 AM Strategies for Intervention: UVL, BVL, Central/Non-vestibular Dysfunction.
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Evaluation/Management of the Elderly Patient
11:00 AM Demonstration and Practice: Adaptation, Substitution,
Habituation Exercise, Deep Breathing and Relaxation for Vestibular Dysfunction / Balance Disorders
11:45 AM Lunch (on your own)
12:30 PM Goal writing, Diagnosis and Balance Clinic
Developing/Implementing Vestibular Program in Hospital, Nursing Home, Home Care and Out- patient Settings
1:00 PM Case Studies with Discussion
2:00 pm Questions and Group Discussion
2:30 PM Adjourn
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