Who: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, Audiologists. Given by Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD. This guy literally wrote the book on vestibular rehabilitation.
When/Where: Several days/locations to choose from: September 16-17, 2017 in Somerville, NJ; October 14-15, 2017 in San Antonio, TX; December 2-3, 2017 in Avon, IN; March 11-12, 2018 in Baltimore, MD.
Why: “Symptoms of dizziness are the number 3 reason individuals over the age of 65 seek medical attention. It becomes the number 1 reason for seeking care in individuals over the age of 70. Medical or surgical management is often not indicated or helpful, but many of these individuals do benefit from vestibular rehabilitation techniques. In addition, 50% of the individuals over the age of 65 with dizziness will develop a particular form of vertigo that can be alleviated with one simple therapy treatment. These individuals with vertigo and dysequilibrium represent a large patient population for physical and occupational therapy.”
“This course will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes. Specific emphasis will be placed on the assessment and treatment of unilateral and bilateral vestibular hypofunction, benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo, central vestibular disorders, and multisensory dizziness. This information is applicable to a large patient population including geriatric patients as well as individuals with CNS lesions such as multiple sclerosis, CVA, and head injury.”
How: $435 per person. Click here for more information or to sign up!
This looks like a good quality course. It’s taught by an international expert in the subject and has several practice/lab sessions built in, so you can practice what you’re learning and have the expert critique your skills. For what you get, it’s at a bargain price too! Also, the same company that’s sponsoring this live class also has 2 more days worth of Dr. Clendaniel’s advanced vestibular rehab lectures available online for further study of more complicated cases. These are also available for CCU credit. There are 3 different “courses” that can be purchased individually, as a series (discounted) or in combo with the live course (even further discounted.)