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 25, 2016 – Jun 26, 2016 (from $375)

    3365 E. Flamingo Rd., (5 SPOTS LEFT) Las Vegas, NV 89121

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    Pima Medical Institute
    3365 E. Flamingo Rd., (5 SPOTS LEFT) Las Vegas, NV 89121

    Pima Medical Institute
    3365 E. Flamingo Rd.
    Dino Plaza, ste. 5
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    702-399-0667

    Free parking in Dino Plaza.

    Located next door to the main PMI building at
    3333 E. Flamingo Rd, corner of Pecos and Flamingo Rd.
    Suite 5 is located in the SE corner of Dino plaza.


    Area Accommodations
    Holiday Inn in Las Vegas
    Flamingo at Paradise
    4055 Palos Verdes St
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    (877) 410-6681
    (3 miles away)

    Embassy Suites
    4315 Swenson Street
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    (702) 795-2800
    (3 miles away)

    Hyatt Place Las Vegas
    4520 Paradise Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    (702) 369-3366
    (3.6 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Aug 6, 2016 – Aug 7, 2016 (from $375)

    3551 Highland Avenue, Chicago (Downers Grove), IL 60515

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    Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
    3551 Highland Avenue, Chicago (Downers Grove), IL 60515

    Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
    on the north side of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
    3551 Highland Avenue
    Downers Grove, IL 60515

    If you have any questions on directions, etc pls call co-sponsor,
    Veena on her cell at (630) 234-0943.


    Area Accommodations
    Marriott Suites
    1500 Opus Place
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (630) 852-1500
    Distance to Course Site: 2 mi

    Doubletree Guest Suites & Conf Ctr
    2111 Butterfield Rd
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (630) 971-2000
    Distance to Course Site: 2 mi

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Oct 8, 2016 – Oct 9, 2016 (from $375)

    901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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    St Mary's Medical Center
    901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

    https://www.stmarysmc.com/

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  • Nov 5, 2016 – Nov 6, 2016 (from $375)

    6500 38th Avenue North , St. Petersburg, FL 33710

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    St. Petersburg General Hospital
    6500 38th Avenue North , St. Petersburg, FL 33710

    St. Petersburg General Hospital
    6500 38th Avenue North
    St. Petersburg, FL 33710
    Auditoriums A & B

    www.stpetegeneral.com

    Park behind and around the brick Medical Office building

    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn St Petersburg
    1200 34th Street North
    St. Petersburg, FL, 33713
    866-767-0278

    Crystal Palms Beach Resort
    11605 Gulf Blvd
    Treasure Island, FL, 33706
    866-538-0251

    Residence Inn by Marriott St. Petersburg-Treasure Island
    11908 Gulf Blvd
    Treasure Island, FL, 33706
    866-538-0157


    Courtyard St. Petersburg Clearwater/Madeira Beach
    601 American Legion Dr
    Madeira Beach, FL, 33708
    ‏‎800-491-6126

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Dec 3, 2016 – Dec 4, 2016 (from $375)

    7300 Van Dusen Rd, Baltimore (Laurel), MD 20707

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    Laurel Regional Hospital
    7300 Van Dusen Rd, Baltimore (Laurel), MD 20707

    Laurel Regional Hospital
    7300 Van Dusen Rd
    Laurel, MD 20707
    Tel 301-725-4300

    Nearby Hotels
    Hampton Inn - 240-456-0234
    7900 Braygreen Rd
    (2.0 miles away)

    Fairfield Inn - 301-498-8900
    13700 Baltimore Ave
    (2.0 miles away)

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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

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.