This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction. A structured method of examination involving the components of movement and mobility will be presented in conjunction with treatment paradigms specific to the diagnosis and impairments. Functional testing procedures and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time to allow for integration of the material. All course materials have been carefully designed to serve as a life long resource in the clinic.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Sep 25, 2021 – Sep 26, 2021

    2701 North Decatur Road, Atlanta (Decatur), GA 30033

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    Emory Decatur Hospital
    2701 North Decatur Road, Atlanta (Decatur), GA 30033

    Course Location
    Emory Decatur Hospital
    2701 North Decatur Road
    Decatur, GA 30033
    Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium

    The course will be held in Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium on the main campus. The auditorium is located on the lobby level of the Bobbie Bailey Women's and Outpatient Surgery Tower. Parking is in the parking deck to the tower or adjacent to the main hospital and is free (vouchers will be handed out at the course).

    Area Accommodations
    Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
    2183 North Decatur Road
    Decatur, GA
    (2 miles away)

    Courtyard by Marriott
    1236 Executive Park Drive NE
    Atlanta, GA
    (4 miles away)

    Doubletree Hotel
    2061 North Druid Hills Road
    Atlanta, GA
    (4.2 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
    Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Oct 23, 2021 – Oct 24, 2021

    240 N Wickham Road, Suite 207, Melbourne, FL 32935

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    Steward Rehabilitation Services
    240 N Wickham Road, Suite 207, Melbourne, FL 32935

    Steward Rehabilitation Services
    240 N Wickham Road, Suite 207, Melbourne, FL 32935

    Steward Rehabilitation Services - Melbourne
    240 N Wickham Road, Suite 207
    Melbourne, FL 32935
    321-752-1500

    Area Hotels

    Hilton
    200 Rialto Place
    Melbourne, FL 32901
    (321) 768-0200

    Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne West
    2101 W New Haven Avenue
    Melbourne, FL 32904
    (321) 724-6400

    Residence Inn by Marriott Melbourne
    1430 South Babcock Street, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (321) 723-5740

    There are not room blocks or discounts at the mentioned hotels. Please contact the hotels directly for best rates.

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  • Nov 20, 2021 – Nov 21, 2021

    3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610

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    WakeMed Health & Hospitals
    3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610

    Course Location
    WakeMed Health & Hospitals
    3000 New Bern Avenue
    Raleigh , NC 27610

    Building Name:
    Andrews Center
    Conference Rooms 1 & 2
    Phone #: 919-350-8000

    Parking
    Free parking located on upper and lower deck of the Andrews Center.

    The Andrews Center is located at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus. After exiting the Beltline on New Bern Avenue, drive through the Sunnybrook Road intersection and take a left into the Emergency Entrance. The Andrews Center is on your left. Click here for a map of Raleigh Campus.

    Area Accommodations
    Marriott-Raleigh City Center – 929-833-1120
    500 Fayetteville St , Raleigh, NC 27601
    (3.6 miles away)

    Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown – 919-872-2323
    3415 Wake Forest Road , Raleigh, NC 27609
    (3.6 miles away)

    Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
    421 S Salisbury St , Raleigh, NC 27601
    (919) 834-9900
    (3.6 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hourswill be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs & Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Audience

This course is intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

Objectives

  • Identify anatomy and pathophysiology as it relates to balance control
  • Describe the factors that make the older adult more prone to falls
  • Differentiate the patient report of dizziness into one of three possible etiologies: vestibular dysfunction, disequilibrium, or non-vestibular dysfunction
  • Identify non-vestibular causes for dizziness and possible treatment options
  • Demonstrate skill in the use of the (1) special vestibular tests, (2) motion sensitivity tests and (3) standardized balance and mobility tests presented in this seminar
  • Perform a detailed subjective/objective evaluation of the patient who presents with balance dysfunction or dizziness

Participants Comments

  • “Has helped me immensely in connecting the dots in my 13 year VRT career.”
  • “One of the best courses I have been to - very informative, applicable, -great presentation, sense of humor”
  • “Both the humor and knowledge made a confusing topic more easily understood.”
  • “One of the better vestibular courses I have attended”

Schedule

  • Day 1

    8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:30 Orientation and Balance Systems
    Dizziness Defined
    Need to Know Anatomy & Physiology
    - Oculomotor
    - Proprioceptive
    - Auditory
    - Cognitive
    - Peripheral and Central Vestibular
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Oculomotor Assessment, Gaze Stabilization & Nystagmus (Lab & Case Scenarios)
    12:00 LUNCH - ON YOUR OWN
    1:00 Vestibular and Neurological Dysfunction
    Peripheral & Vestibular System
    Non-Vestibular Sources of Imbalance & Dizziness
    2:30 EVALUATION - Medical
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 EVALUATION Cont.
    - Therapy (Instruction & Lab)
    - Cervical Spine Assessment and Pre-screening
    - Positional Testing (for Particulate Matter)
    - Sensation Testing
    - Posture and Balance Assessment
    - Non-particulate Vestibular Tests
    - Standardized Balance and Vestibular Screens & Tests
    5:30 Q/A , Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Peripheral Vestibular System Anatomy & Pathophysiology
    - Diagnostic Algorithm & Case Scenarios
    9:30 TREATMENT - Medical and Surgical
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 TREATMENT (Lecture and Lab)
    - Vestibular and Neurological Rehabilitation
    - Canalith Repositioning Techniques
    12:00 LUNCH - ON YOUR OWN
    1:00 TREATMENT (Lecture and Lab
    - Vestibular and Neurological Rehabilitation
    - Adaptation - Substitution - Habituation
    2:30 BREAK
    3:00 TREATMEMT (Lecture and Lab)
    - Special Cases
    - Concussion Related Dizziness & Disequilibrium
    - Cervicogenic Dizziness
    4:00 Treatment Algorithm and Case Studies
    4:45 Suggested Tools to Have in the Clinic
    5:00 Q/A, Adjourn

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.