• Advanced Clinical Skills in Vestibular Rehabilitation

    • Date(s): November 03, 2018  –  November 04, 2018
    • Times: Saturday, 8:00AM - 5:30PM; Sunday, 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    • *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time.
    • Location:

      Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
      Assembly Room 1 & 2
      3599 University Blvd, South
      Jacksonville, FL 32216

    This course provides valuable information to the participant as it relates to the assessment, examination, treatment intervention and potential outcomes for those individuals who present with a vestibular dysfunction. Foundational concepts and advanced clinical topics will include an anatomical review, pathophysiology, clinical examination, review of vestibular function testing, outcome measures, treatment principles and planning, pharmacological management of dizzy patients, review the interface between anxiety and dizziness and central and peripheral vestibular disorders.  This course will include didactic information as well as extensive labs to practice examination and treatments for the vestibular patient.

    After this course participants will be able to:

    1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
    2. Describe the pathophysiology of common vestibular disorders
    3. List the most common diagnoses/causes of vestibular dysfunction
    4. Recognize the clinical presentation of the most common causes of vestibular dysfunction including
      1. History/Subjective Complaints
      2. Objective Tests and Measures
    5. Correctly perform common vestibular/balance objective measures including
      1. Dix Hallpike and Roll Test
      2. Oculomotor Exam
      3. Head Thrust Test
      4. Dynamic Visual Acuity
      5. Dynamic Gait Index
    6. Identify peripheral, central and non-vestibular causes of dizziness
    7. Understand the compensation process following a vestibular disorder
    8. Prescribe appropriate rehabilitation programs to address compensation for vestibular dysfunction including HEP’s, patient education and ways to progress treatment
    9. Accurately assess and perform appropriate canalith repositioning maneuvers for the various forms of BPPV
    10. Identify red flags and when to refer for further diagnostic testing

    Geoff Willard, PT, DPT, NCS
    Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist

    Intended Audience:

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), and Occupational Therapist (OT) practitioners.


    This course is approved for 18 contact hours (1.8 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 advanced course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

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    • If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.
    • The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL at info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.
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