This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction.

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 8, 2018 – Sep 9, 2018

    16900 Science Drive #114, Bowie (Baltimore), MD 20715

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    Physiotherapy Associates
    16900 Science Drive #114, Bowie (Baltimore), MD 20715

    Area Accommodations
    Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Greenbelt
    7810 Walker Drive,
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    (301) 474-7400

    Residence Inn by Marriott Greenbelt
    6320 Golden Triangle Drive,
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    (301) 982-1600

    Courtyard by Marriott Greenbelt
    6301 Golden Triangle Drive,
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    (301) 441-3311

    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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  • Sep 29, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018

    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

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    South Shore Hospital
    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

    Emerson Conference Room "A"

    Map and Driving Directions:
    Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

    South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.
    Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From North
    Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From Logan Airport
    Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From West
    Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From South
    Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Area Accommodations
    Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
    929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
    (2.9 miles away)

    Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
    850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
    (3.0 miles away)

    Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
    50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
    (5.0 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 20, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018

    600 NW Murray Rd., Kansas City (Lee's Summit), MO 64081

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    Lee's Summit Medical Center – Summit Ridge campus
    600 NW Murray Rd., Kansas City (Lee's Summit), MO 64081

    Second Floor - Elm Room

    Parking: Free in either lot on both sides of the building

    Area Accommodations
    Fairfield Inn Kansas City Lee's Summit
    1301 Ne Windsor Dr, Lees Summit, MO 64086
    (816) 524-7572

    Hampton Inn Kansas City Lees Summit
    1751 NE Douglas Street , Lee's Summit, MO 64086
    (816) 347-8600

    Courtyard Marriott - Kansas City South
    500 East 105th Street , Kansas City, MO 64131
    (816)-941-3333

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

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  • Nov 17, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018

    8151 Norton Parkway, Cleveland (Mentor), OH 44060

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    Olympia Therapy
    8151 Norton Parkway, Cleveland (Mentor), OH 44060

    Area Accommodations
    Best Western Plus Lawnfield Inn & Suites
    8434 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH, 44060
    866-573-4235
    1.2 miles away

    Holiday Inn Cleveland Northeast - Mentor
    7701 Reynolds Rd, Mentor, OH, 44060
    866-538-0251
    1.8 miles away

    Hampton Inn & Suites Cleveland Mentor
    5675 Emerald Ct, Mentor, OH, 44060
    866-539-5067
    5.2 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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  • Dec 8, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018

    1935 Don Wickham Drive., Orlando (Clermont), FL 34711

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    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
    1935 Don Wickham Drive., Orlando (Clermont), FL 34711

    www.southlakehospital.com


    (on the campus of South Lake Hospital)

    http://www.usantc.com/

    NTC Classrooms


    Area Accommodations
    Fairfield Inn and Suites Clermont
    1750 Hunt Trace Boulevard
    Clermont, FL
    352-394-6585
    (0.2 miles away)

    Hampton Inn and Suites Clermont
    2200 E Highway 50
    Clermont, FL
    352-536-6600
    (0.5 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: 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.