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Digital Seminar

Vestibular Rehab Evaluation & Treatment: Cutting-Edge Strategies for Better Functional Outcomes


Faculty:
Bridget Kulick
Duration:
6 Hours 17 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jul 10, 2014
Product Code:
POS062190
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Learn how to evaluate dizziness
  • Quickly identify type and cause of patient’s dizziness
  • Strategies to create effective, diagnosis-appropriate treatment plans for immediate implementation
  • Develop treatment skills into a dedicated vestibular treatment program

Physical therapists trained in vestibular rehab can provide life-changing benefits to patients who suffer from dizziness and balance disorders. This course will equip you with the tools to evaluate symptoms in patients and determine the cause for dizziness, assessments after functional tests, and the most cutting-edge treatment strategies. You will learn strategies for a thorough, yet efficient evaluation and how to explain the rationale for your evaluation, techniques and subsequent treatments such as canalith repositioning, video goggles, rotary chairs and manual therapy.

Through a unique combination of instruction, hands-on lab, demonstrations and case studies, you will learn…

  • How to pinpoint where a patient’s dizziness is coming from
  • When further work-up is needed
  • What treatment strategy will promote the best functional outcomes for your patient

You will never have to tell your patient with dizziness, “I can’t help you.” You will leave this seminar with a toolbox full of strategies to implement immediately in your clinical practice!

OUTLINE

Symptoms of Balance and Dizziness Disorders & How to Categorize

  • Visual Impairments
  • Motion Intolerance
  • Cognitive and Emotional Effects
  • Physical Symptoms

Peripheral Vestibular Diagnoses

  • Labyrinthitis
  • BPPV
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Perilymphatic Fistula
  • Others

Oculomotor & Balance Evaluation

  • Lab and Demonstration

Evaluation Tests

  • Determine Central vs. Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction
  • VOR Testing
  • Functional Gait Assessment

Advanced Balance and Vestibular Testing Equipment

  • Computerized Balance Testing
  • ENGs and Audiograms
  • Video Goggles
  • Rotary Chair

Assessment after Tests: Putting It All Together

  • Creating treatment plans
  • Evidence-based guidelines

Treatment Techniques

  • Exercises
  • Manual Therapy
  • Referral for Non-Physical Therapy Treatments

Canalith Repositioning for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV )

  • Lab and Demonstration
  • Treatments for Posterior, Anterior and Horizontal Canals
  • Epley’s Maneuver, Log Roll, Appi Maneuver

Central Vestibular and Non-Vestibular Diagnoses and Treatments

  • Cervicogenic Dizziness
  • Migraine Associated Dizziness
  • Medications
  • Head Injury/Concussion
  • Neurological Disorders

Documentation of the Evaluation

  • Billing
  • CPT & ICD-9 Codes

Developing a Dedicated Vestibular Treatment Program

  • Integrating treatment skills into a vestibular program

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify the anatomical structures and neurophysiological systems involved in balance/dizziness disorders.
  • List the symptoms and describe the clinical presentation of a variety of balance and dizziness diagnoses.
  • Perform an efficient and informative vestibular and balance evaluation.
  • Create an effective, diagnosis-appropriate treatment plan you can implement right away.
  • Perform the Epley’s Maneuver and other treatments for BPPV.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare providers to refer the appropriate patients for further work-up.
  • Provide patients with outside resources to help them learn more about their disorders.
  • Develop a “balance-center” approach, tailored to the clinician’s own work setting, identifying key participants.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Bridget Kulick, PT, is a physical therapist with over 25 years of experience in all types of physical therapy settings throughout the country. She received a Masters in Physical Therapy at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and holds the APTA Competency Certificates in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Advanced Test Interpretation and Cervicogenic Dizziness. She is currently practicing at a hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she started their vestibular rehab program 10 years ago. Her experience includes owning a private practice for four years, where she specialized in balance and dizziness disorders, and she was on the Board of Directors for VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association) for 6 years. She teaches vestibular-related graduate physical therapy courses, and she is a frequent lecturer to physicians, healthcare professionals and the general public about balance and dizziness disorders. She is on an advisory panel for a community-wide falls prevention program, and she has been featured on the radio, television and in the newspaper talking about balance and dizziness disorders.

Disclosures:

Financial: Bridget Kulick is employed by Aurora BayCare Medical Center. She is a guest lecturer for Concordia University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Bridget Kulick is a member of the advisory board and a guest lecturer for Stepping On, a community based program for fall prevention. She is a member of the Vestibular Disorders Association.


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Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Bridget Kulick, PT, is a physical therapist with over 25 years of experience in all types of physical therapy settings throughout the country. She received a Masters in Physical Therapy at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and holds the APTA Competency Certificates in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Advanced Test Interpretation and Cervicogenic Dizziness. She is currently practicing at a hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she started their vestibular rehab program 10 years ago. Her experience includes owning a private practice for four years, where she specialized in balance and dizziness disorders, and she was on the Board of Directors for VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association) for 6 years. She teaches vestibular-related graduate physical therapy courses, and she is a frequent lecturer to physicians, healthcare professionals and the general public about balance and dizziness disorders. She is on an advisory panel for a community-wide falls prevention program, and she has been featured on the radio, television and in the newspaper talking about balance and dizziness disorders.


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Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Rehab Directors, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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