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

  • Nov 4, 2017 – Nov 5, 2017

    206 2nd Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208

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    Manatee Memorial Hospital
    206 2nd Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208

    Course Location
    Manatee Memorial Hospital
    206 2nd Street East
    Bradenton, FL 34208

    Main Hospital Number: 941-746-5111
    www.manateememorial.com

    The course will be held in the hospital’s auditorium. Enter the hospital’s main entrance near the parking garage and go to the information desk. They will be glad to direct you to the auditorium.

    Directions
    If you take Exit 220 (State Road 64) off I-75, you will travel west approximately 5-6 miles. The hospital is located at the corner of State Road 64 (Manatee Avenue) and US Highway 41 (First Street).

    Area Accommodations
    Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota Riverfront – 941-747-3727
    100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton, FL
    (0.2 miles away)

    Holiday Inn Express Bradenton – 941-795-4633
    4450 47th Street W, Bradenton, FL
    (3.8 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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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 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: CE Credit for FL Licensed PTAs will reflect Tx content only per FPTA regulations.

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.