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This course will provide therapists with the foundational information needed to efficiently evaluate and effectively treat patients with peripheral and central vestibular disorders and with intermediate level clinical decision making skills. Emphasis will be placed on evidence based practice and understanding the physiologic rationale for therapeutic interventions. This will enhance the clinician’s ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for common vestibular disorders. The course format will be lecture, demonstration with patient videotapes, and patient problem-solving sessions.
Who Should Attend
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers; Occupational Therapy Assistants; Occupational Therapists
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system.
Discuss the pathophysiology of common vestibular disorders.
Demonstrate an examination and interpret the findings to determine the diagnosis of common vestibular disorders.
Develop, implement and progress an intervention program based on examination findings and knowledge of the vestibular system.