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

  • Jun 28, 2014 – Jun 29, 2014 (from $375)

    4021 Brookhaven Avenue, Pasadena, TX 77504

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    Bayshore Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center
    4021 Brookhaven Avenue, Pasadena, TX 77504

    Across the street from front entrance of Bayshore Medical Center

    FREE parking in adjacent lot or on street.
    Course in Rehab Gym.

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    Directions
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    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn & Suites – 281-998-3300
    4741 East Sam Houston Parkway S, Pasadena, TX 77584
    (2.5 miles away)

    Houston Marriott South – 713-943-7979
    9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017
    (4.4 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Aug 23, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014 (from $375)

    1190 East Missouri Ave, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85014

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    SWAN Rehab
    1190 East Missouri Ave, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85014

    www.swanrehab.com

    Parking
    Ample parking adjacent to the building

    DIRECTIONS : SWAN Rehab is located on the North West corner of 12th Street and Missouri. Enter from 12th street for the most direct access.


    Area Accommodations
    Courtyard Phoenix Camelback
    2101 East Camelback Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    (602) 955-5200

    Homewood Suites
    2001 East Highland Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    (602) 508-0937

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Sep 13, 2014 – Sep 14, 2014 (from $375)

    39000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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    Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
    39000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Education Facility

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    Area Accommodations
    Hilton Garden Inn Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage
    71-700 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    (760) 270-9850

    Marriott's Shadow Ridge I-The Villages
    9003 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    (760) 674-2600

    The Westin Desert Willow Villas
    75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 636-7000

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Oct 11, 2014 – Oct 12, 2014 (from $375)

    Columbus, OH

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  • Nov 8, 2014 – Nov 9, 2014 (from $375)

    Richmond, VA

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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, ATC & Assistants.
BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P‐2563
AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073
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

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.