Full Course Description
2-Day: Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Lab-Based Course for Assessment, Clinical Decision-Making and Evidence-Based Treatment
- Distinguish key subjective reports to further enhance evaluation and differential diagnosis skills.
- Perform assessment techniques for vestibular patients with proper technique.
- Choose proper positioning modifications for patients with mobility limitations or physical space restrictions.
- Identify appropriate functional outcome measures based on patient’s condition and therapist’s work environment.
- Analyze findings of a vestibular assessment to determine a therapy diagnosis.
- Evaluate key findings that assist in differential diagnosis of central, peripheral and cervicogenic dizziness.
- Explain exam findings indicating the presence of multiple diagnoses to include multiple canal, multiple peripheral conditions, mixed central and peripheral conditions.
- Formulate a plan of care based on findings from assessments to improve functional outcomes.
- Select proper treatment techniques from evidence-based guidelines for vestibular rehabilitation.
- Plan appropriate treatment progression for BPPV, peripheral vertigo, central vertigo, cervicogenic dizziness and post-concussion syndrome.
- Assess prognosis based on accurate diagnostic procedures.
- Recognize factors that may contribute to plateau in progress.
- Develop appropriate goals for patients with consideration of complete medical history and presenting factors that may modify rehab outcomes.
DIFFERENTIATE SPECIFIC CANAL INVOLVEMENT FOR BPPV AND MULTIPLE CANAL BPPV
EVALUATION OF FINDINGS FOR CENTRAL, PERIPHERAL, AND CERVICOGENIC DIZZINESS
- Determine the involved canal based on assessment findings
- Evaluate findings that indicate multiple canal involvement
- Choose appropriate modifications to positioning as required based on patient mobility
BPPV TREATMENT OF ONE OR MULTIPLE CANALS
- Analyze various assessment techniques and findings specific to central vertigo
- Recognize key subjective clues and objective findings indicating cervicogenic dizziness
- Differentiate BPPV from other peripheral diagnoses
WHAT IF IT’S NOT BPPV: IDENTIFY THE 4 AREAS OF TREATMENT FOR ALL VESTIBULAR PATIENTS
- Where to start, how to proceed and components to consider if treatment is not progressing as expected
- Patient education tips to improve compliance with treatment and home exercise programs
- Recognize factors that may affect success of canalith repositioning maneuvers and techniques to improve effectiveness
EVIDENCE-BASED FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR VESTIBULAR PATIENTS
- Differentiate additional treatment requirements for patients with central diagnoses, cervicogenic dizziness and post-concussion syndrome
- Identify factors affecting progression
- Learn how to overcome barriers to success with vestibular rehabilitation
- Choose evidence-based functional assessment measures from Vestibular EDGE/Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy recommendations
- Select functional measures that will direct each of the 4 areas of treatment for vestibular rehabilitation
- Gain confidence through practice: Learn how to incorporate new assessment and treatment techniques
- Apply clinical decision-making to actual patient case studiesa
The Ultimate Guide to Treating Dizziness, Vertigo, and Vestibular Disorders: End Years of Dizziness and Vertigo in as Little as One Session
- Discuss the latest advances in vestibular rehabilitation and their implications for rehab.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating root causes of dizziness, vertigo, and vestibular disorders.
- Integrate the most effective interventions available for reducing dizziness, vertigo, and vestibular disorders.
- Combine multiple approaches for better outcomes, including balance training, vestibular rehabilitation, gaze stabilization, targeted exercises and more.
- Design effective, innovative plans of care for a wide range of diagnoses.
- Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.
HOT TOPICS AND INNOVATIONS
HANDS-ON LAB: UPGRADE YOUR ASSESSMENT AND CLINICAL REASONING SKILLS
- How cutting edge research is helping patients cross the finish line
HANDS-ON LAB: REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR REHAB TOOLBOX
- Get to the root causes of impairments faster with today’s best tests and evaluations for:
- Neck pain
- Gait disturbances
- Visual hallucinations
- Drop attacks
- Double vision
- Motion sensitivity
- Gaze stability
HANDS-ON LAB: COMBINE TECHNIQUES MORE EFFECTIVELY FOR BETTER OUTCOMES
- Practice effective techniques you can use immediately to:
- End years of vertigo and dizziness in as little as one session
- Significantly improve functional mobility
- Manage concussion more effectively
- Return athletes to sport faster
- Prevent falls
- Improve balance and gait
- Restore gaze stability and focus
- Reduce migraines, neck pain, nausea, anxiety, and other related symptoms
HANDS-ON LAB: DESIGN ADVANCED, INNOVATIVE PLANS OF CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS
- Practice integrating:
- Epley maneuver and variations
- Head thrust technique
- Brandt-daroff exercises
- Roll technique
- BBQ roll
- Liberatory maneuver
- Ocular motor assessment
- Vestibular ocular reflex/gaze stabilization
- Saccade exercises
- Optokinetic treatments
- Subjective visual vertical assessment
- Progressive advancement of visual motion
- Treatment for exertional intolerance
- Smooth pursuit neck torsion test
- Joint mobility for cervicogenic dizziness
CASE STUDIES: PUT KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE
- Practice developing comprehensive treatment strategies for specific impairments, including:
- Cervicogenic dizziness
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular hypofunction
- Vestibular neuronitis
- Vestibular migraine
- Meniere’s disease
- Endolymphatic hydrops
- Acoustic neuroma
DON’T LEVE MONEY ON THE TABLE!
- Case study 1: Conduct a comprehensive assessment and differentially diagnose the correct impairment
- Case study 2: Problem solve a complex case of cervicogenic dizziness and develop an effective treatment plan
- Case study 3: Navigate pharmacological side effects and comorbidities
- Case study 4: Measure patient outcomes using Dynamic Gait Index, Functional Gait Assessment, and other tools
- Case study 5: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
- Coding and billing updates
- Justify therapy with the right progress measures
- Avoid denials and audits with these tips
BPPV: Accurately Identify the Cause to Construct the Best Treatment Plan
- Choose the best treatment technique to treat BPPV of the posterior, anterior, and horizontal canals.
- Analyze the efficacy of each treatment technique to achieve the best outcomes.
- Distinguish the latest surgical treatment options for intractable BPPV.
Choose the Best Treatment for BPPV
- Distinguishing presentations of anterior canal BPPV
- Determine the involved canal in horizontal BPPV
Advanced Assessment Techniques
- Review of standard technique
- Presentation of alternate techniques
- Efficacy of each maneuver
Latest Surgical Treatment Options
- Current techniques
- How to distinguish treatment options for intractable BPPV
- Case study
Vestibular Disorders in an Aging Population: Treatment Modification & Considerations
- Plan for a vestibular rehab program for patients with cognitive declines.
- Analyze advanced concepts regarding changes to the vestibular system, otoconia and symptoms related to aging.
- Manage treatment programs for elder patients, with strategies for modifications.
Vestibular Rehab for Patients with Cognitive Declines
- Modify treatment to meet the needs of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
- Instructions for motion sensitivity
- Inclusion of caregivers
Understanding Changes to the Vestibular System
- Otoconia and symptoms related to aging
- Changes in symptoms and presentation
Modify Treatment Programs for Elder Patients
- Changes in intensity
- Relationship to falls
- How to address falls risk with specific balance training