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V2 – Everything Vision-Vestibular

April 4, 2019
Richmond, BC, Canada
Instructor: Multiple speakers - see Description
About the Event

Lifemark is please to invite you to join us for this educational panel presentation to hear from leaders in the field of visual-vestibular diseases and disorders including Neuro-Ophthalmology (Dr. Jason Barton), Optometry (Dr. Kevin Loopeker), ENT Specialist (Dr. Arman Abdalkhani), Audiology (Erica Zaia), Vestibular Rehabilitation (Clarice Bower, PT & Abeed Hirji, OT)
Time: 5:00pm to 9:30pm
To be notified when registration for the event is open please join our mailing list at: http://bit.ly/lifemarkevents

A Practical Guide to Dizziness and Disequilibrium

April 5, 2019
Milwaukee, WI
Instructor: David R. Friedland, MD, PhD
Contact: 414-955-0827, Email
About the Event

A Practical Guide to Dizziness and Disequilibrium will update practicing physicians, APPs, vestibular therapists, and audiologists on the assessment and evaluation of patients with vestibular complaints. The conference content is designed to facilitate providers in acquiring a focused and efficient patient history to allow for directed referrals, cost-effective tests, and recommended therapies. This conference will discuss common vestibular disorders including newly established diagnostic conditions and updated diagnostic criteria.

MANAGEMENT OF THE TINNITUS & HYPERACUSIS PATIENT --- 27TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

June 13-14, 2019
Iowa City, IA
Contact: 319 356 2471, Email
About the Event

The 27th Annual International Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Conference will be held June 13-14 at the University of Iowa. The conference focuses on understanding individual patient needs and providing clinical services. There are also presentations on possible future treatments. Audiologists, otologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists are welcome. Even a few patients attend. Counseling and sound therapy are stressed. There is an important manufactures forum, where the latest products a are described.

The conference is June 13-14, 2018 at The University of Iowa. The Guest of Honor this year is Shelley Witt, talking on Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Activities Treatment. Hope to see you there!
https://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/oto/education/conferences-and-events/mana...

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Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course

March 23-24, 2019
San Ramon, CA
Instructor: Diane Wrisley, PhD, PT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to refine their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention.

Chiropractic Sports Concussion Certification Workshop

March 23-24, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This comprehensive 2-day (16 hour) course focuses on the assessment and management of a sport-related concussion for the scope of the practicing chiropractor. Topics include anatomy & physiology of the brain, symptomatic grading criteria, assessment tools, International standards of care, prevention strategies such as vision training and cervical muscle strengthening, acute on-field assessment, rehabilitation interventions including vestibular and oculomotor, post-concussion mental health considerations, and strategies for return to learn, return to work, and return to school. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

The Complexities of Concussions

March 23-24, 2019
Pasadena, CA
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Thirty percent of those with mild traumatic brain injury have a prolonged recovery. Co-morbidities also complicate the rehabilitation process and make efficient intervention challenging. This two-day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical therapists who have a basic knowledge of mild TBI and vestibular rehab and would like to improve their skills. The course goes beyond introductory concussion courses to explore the difficult differential diagnostic process that is required with complex mild TBI. The course will enable the therapist to differentiate the various etiologies of dysfunction and prioritize intervention for those patients who are not recovering as expected. The course will cover recent research and how clinical management has changed over recent years. Participants will explore the oculomotor exam as it relates to determine the etiology of impairment, including central vestibular involvement. The difficult areas of anxiety/depression, differential diagnosis of PPPD, and how to communicate about these issues with the patient and family will be discussed. Headache and cervical involvement will be addressed, including differential diagnosis of post-traumatic headache, with emphasis on differential diagnosis of migraine headache, vestibular migraine and cervicogenic dizziness. Strategies for prioritizing intervention will be discussed, as well as when to refer to other medical practitioners for counseling psychology, neuropsychologic testing and vision assessment. Laboratory time will be provided to work on oculomotor and visual assessment and intervention skills as they relate to mild TBI. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for intervention planning and documentation. Participants will be able to return to their clinic with the ability to refine assessment techniques and manage patients with greater efficiency.
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Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

March 23-24, 2019
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This two-day intermediate level course provides the fundamentals for evaluating and treating vestibular dysfunction. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as central nervous system interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinicians ability to properly perform testing techniques for vestibular disorders. Quite often the -missing link- in the management of a clients complaints lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assist the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional ability. Options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies are thoroughly discussed.

The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with limitations in balance or sensory integration. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply this information in the clinical setting.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. An extensive laboratory component is designed to provide clinicians with skills required for the treatment of their balance and vestibular patients.

Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult

March 30-31, 2019
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Instructor: Linda Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

As the population ages, there is a continual growing need for physical and occupational therapists and other health care providers to develop comprehensive solutions to maximize mobility and achieve positive functional outcomes. This intermediate-level course will utilize the best evidence-based research in examination and treatment techniques for older adults and apply them to results-driven clinical practices. This course will teach clinicians how to perform a comprehensive examination of older adults with orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses as well as other pathologies with an emphasis on integrating findings into the development of the plan of care. A variety of tests and interventions will be practiced in labs to allow participants the opportunity to practice the concepts discussed during lectures, such as appropriate strength training for older adults and treatment of vestibular disorders. Since vestibular disorders may be missed in older adults, identification and treatment of vestibular impairment is vital to successful outcomes in this population to prevent further injury and to establish a successful path toward functional mobility. This course will also include implications of other diagnoses common to older adults such as diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, hip fracture, and several other diagnoses. Case studies will be used for participants to practice problem solving and clinical decision making in older adults. The information in this course can be adapted for all practice settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities/subacute, outpatient, and home care. This evidence-based course will incorporate current and relevant information to develop an individualized treatment plan to improve functional outcomes in your patients. A comprehensive manual will supplement the didactic and lab portions of the course.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

March 30-31, 2019
Aurora, IL
Instructor: Karen Skop, PT, DPT
Contact: 8003005521, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day, advanced seminar focusing on balance and vestibular sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The cause of concussions can be varied, from sports related injuries, car accidents, falls, to the more unique and complex mTBI sustained by the thousands of returning soldiers from war zone regions. This course is designed to aid in the identification of vestibular and balance deficits following a concussion. The participant will learn what types of diagnoses are most common following a concussion, expected recovery, outcomes and prognosis. We will cover a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, complex cases of BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve damage, fistulas, traumatic Meniere’s, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. We will discuss current “return to play”. guidelines, their limitations and how balance plays an important role. Case studies will be introduced so that participants will learn to systematically approach the examination, establish a working diagnosis and develop treatment plan and finally exercise prescription. Case studies will include several videos examples, focusing on key features to aid in interpretation of eye movement patterns and developing differential diagnosis from skills learned during lab. This course is organized to build in complexity, through case presentations, guided lab and lectures to allow the learner to have a thorough understanding of how to manage this population without getting overwhelmed! Throughout the course evidence based practice is emphasized. Participants will be able to develop clear, concise treatment regimen, learn how to educate patient, families and coaches on when is the best time to “return to play”. Finally, participants will learn what is known in the literature, what is not known and how you as a health care provider can play a prominent role.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

March 30-31, 2019
Dallas, TX
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

March 30-31, 2019
Dallas, TX
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency Based Course

April 1-6, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD (course director)
Contact: 919-681-4380, Email
About the Event

This intense, evidence-based, six-day course is designed for physical therapists, occupational therapists and MDs with experience treating patients/clients with vestibular deficits. The course consists of lecture and laboratory sessions with additional self-study sessions. All participants will be expected to demonstrate assessment skills to faculty including: oculomotor examination with emphasis on the identification of nystagmus and canal involvement; and balance and gait, fall risk and functional assessments. Participants will also be expected to demonstrate appropriate treatment procedures for BPPV affecting posterior, anterior and horizontal canals for both cupulolithiasis and canalithiasis, for unilateral and bilateral peripheral vestibular disorders, and for central vestibular disorders including traumatic brain injury and stroke. Emphasis will be on utilizing assessment results to develop an effective treatment plan. The course will include written, video and practical examinations. It is strongly recommended that participants have experience treating people with vestibular deficits and/or have completed a previous vestibular course. This is the “Emory Course” which is now co-sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association and the Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

April 3-5, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based, workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), including the evaluation component and subsequent rehabilitation following BPPV. Rehabilitation protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Tour d'horizon de la reeducation des vertiges Marrakech 2019

April 5-6, 2019
Marrakech, Morocco
Contact: +33493800919, Email
About the Event

More information, speakers and program on request.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

April 6-7, 2019
Lee's Summit, MO
Instructor: Jennifer Bottomly
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Learn evaluation and treatment protocols most appropriate
for medically complex older persons with neurological
dysfunction. This course will focus on clinical
decision making to prioritize key exam findings and
develop appropriate treatment strategies in light of
complex presentations and co-morbidities. Modifying
functional mobility training and therapeutic exercise will
be discussed.
Evidence-based information on specific neurological assessment
and treatment of older clients with Parkinson’s
Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, balance and gait
disorders, neuro-sensory pathologies, and pain problems
will be provided. An evaluative model for looking at neurological
dysfunction from a complex medical perspective
across the spectrum of care will be addressed. The major
pathologies that will be highlighted include Parkinson’s
disease, Cerebral Vascular Accidents, and the neurological
manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease. A focus on
balance and falls, functional mobility, evaluation of
numerous causes of dizziness and physical changes,
and treatment interventions aimed at decreasing the
incidence of falls will also be included.

Expanding Neurological Expertise: Advanced Practice in Vestibular Physical Therapy

April 6-7, 2019
Aurora, CO
Instructor: Janet Callahan, PT, DPT, MS, NCS and Janet Helminski, PT, DPT, PhD
Contact: 720.848.2209, Email
About the Event

Developed by a team of clinicians with expertise in vestibular rehabilitation, this course is designed to expand knowledge of complex vestibular pathologies, improve clinical reasoning in differential diagnosis and present innovative intervention strategies. To facilitate learning, the course uses interactive case-based presentations and video eye movement analyses on complex vestibular diagnoses including migraine, anxiety, atypical BPPV, central vestibular dysfunction, and concussion. Specific attention to recent advances in examination and intervention strategies are presented.

Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult

April 6-7, 2019
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Linda Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

As the population ages, there is a continual growing need for physical and occupational therapists and other health care providers to develop comprehensive solutions to maximize mobility and achieve positive functional outcomes. This intermediate-level course will utilize the best evidence-based research in examination and treatment techniques for older adults and apply them to results-driven clinical practices. This course will teach clinicians how to perform a comprehensive examination of older adults with orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses as well as other pathologies with an emphasis on integrating findings into the development of the plan of care. A variety of tests and interventions will be practiced in labs to allow participants the opportunity to practice the concepts discussed during lectures, such as appropriate strength training for older adults and treatment of vestibular disorders. Since vestibular disorders may be missed in older adults, identification and treatment of vestibular impairment is vital to successful outcomes in this population to prevent further injury and to establish a successful path toward functional mobility. This course will also include implications of other diagnoses common to older adults such as diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, hip fracture, and several other diagnoses. Case studies will be used for participants to practice problem solving and clinical decision making in older adults. The information in this course can be adapted for all practice settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities/subacute, outpatient, and home care. This evidence-based course will incorporate current and relevant information to develop an individualized treatment plan to improve functional outcomes in your patients. A comprehensive manual will supplement the didactic and lab portions of the course.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

April 6-7, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Instructor: Karen Skop, PT, DPT
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day, advanced seminar focusing on balance and vestibular sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The cause of concussions can be varied, from sports related injuries, car accidents, falls, to the more unique and complex mTBI sustained by the thousands of returning soldiers from war zone regions. This course is designed to aid in the identification of vestibular and balance deficits following a concussion. The participant will learn what types of diagnoses are most common following a concussion, expected recovery, outcomes and prognosis. We will cover a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, complex cases of BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve damage, fistulas, traumatic Meniere’s, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. We will discuss current “return to play”. guidelines, their limitations and how balance plays an important role. Case studies will be introduced so that participants will learn to systematically approach the examination, establish a working diagnosis and develop treatment plan and finally exercise prescription. Case studies will include several videos examples, focusing on key features to aid in interpretation of eye movement patterns and developing differential diagnosis from skills learned during lab. This course is organized to build in complexity, through case presentations, guided lab and lectures to allow the learner to have a thorough understanding of how to manage this population without getting overwhelmed! Throughout the course evidence based practice is emphasized. Participants will be able to develop clear, concise treatment regimen, learn how to educate patient, families and coaches on when is the best time to “return to play”. Finally, participants will learn what is known in the literature, what is not known and how you as a health care provider can play a prominent role.

Post-Concussion Management Certification Workshop

April 10-12, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour comprehensive, competency-based, workshop will provide attendees with a thorough overview of all aspects of concussion identification, assessment, and rehabilitation intervention that focuses on the six types of concussion trajectories (vestibular, ocular, mood and anxiety, post-traumatic migraine, chronic/fatigue, and cervical) incorporating hands-on lab activities. Following a concussion (mTBI), the implications on cognitive function, school performance, and mental state can be detrimental to any individual, interfering with school, work, and daily activities. The course will address anatomy & physiology of the brain, acute and sub-acute assessment techniques and tools, standard of care rehabilitation interventions, the role of exercise post-concussion, concerns related to mental health, and return to work, school and sport strategies. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

Best Practices in Concussion Management

April 12-14, 2019
Guelph, ON, Canada
Instructor: Scott Haller, Osteopath; Dr. Kailin Walter, Chiropractor; Ryan Sleik, Physiotherapist
Contact: 519-822-2226, Email
About the Event

Shift Concussion Management is a widely recognized education platform dedicated to raising the standard of care for concussion rehabilitation. Shift offers in-person and interactive training to Health Care Providers on assessment and management strategies, based on the most current and evidence-based literature and clinical expertise. The structure of our program is based around a multi-faceted approach, with several important pills for the complete management of concussion: education, interdisciplinary collaboration, objective assessment markers and individualized rehabilitation strategies.

Our Level 1 Program is designed to provide a solid foundation for the understanding of concussion injuries, while integrating skill sets within an interdisciplinary team. This program will take the clinician from the first visit of the clinical assessment and initial education, through introductory concepts for vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation, as well as exertion training. Concussion affects not only athletes, but all individuals, and our training is designed to help understand how to tailor the initial rehabilitation plan to the lifestyle demands of each case.

Audience: This course is open to Physiotherapists, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Therapists.

The course is 2.5 days (Full day Friday and Saturday and part-day Sunday) of interactive learning which follows this summarized agenda:

Day 1 Content Summary:
• Acute Pathophysiology of Concussion
• Clinical Assessment
• Rest & Early Concussion Management Guidelines
• Return to Learn and Work Interventions
• Sideline Assessment & Concussion Baseline Testing

Day 2 Content Summary:
• Cervical Injury and Concussion
• Introduction to Vestibular-ocular Rehabilitation
• Exercise and Exertion Testing in Concussion
• Perceptual and Cognitive Training Applications

Day 3 Content Summary:
• Interdisciplinary Care Pathway
• Group Case Studies

Refreshments are provided each morning and hotel accommodations have been arranged with preferred pricing as well.

For more information visit our website at www.shiftconcussion.ca.

Vestibular Rehabilitation for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent. 

April 12-13, 2019
Houston, TX
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course was created out of frustration with the way children respond to traditional vestibular rehabilitation. Children are not “just smaller adults” and they have unique presentations and responses to intervention. Current literature finds that children have similar rates of vestibular dysfunction as adults. This has created the need for specialization intervention.

This course will present current understanding of the scope of the problem, best practice, systematic evaluation and treatments to address vestibular deficits in the school-aged child and adolescent. The course combines lecture, hands-on lab, and case study to accurately and efficiently address dysfunction. This course is updated as new information and guidelines are published. The primary goal is to challenge therapists to re-think movement and stillness in their practice, using a comprehensive understanding of the vestibular system. Principles presented can be applied across the lifespan and with a multitude of disability levels.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course the participants will be able to:
1.Describe developmental anatomy and physiology related to the vestibular system, including related reflexes, and balance.
2.Choose the most relevant, time efficient evaluations specific to functional deficits and be able to take these findings to create and modify a treatment program.
3.Recognize dysfunction that can be addressed and red flags that signal the need to referral to other medical providers
4.Be able to educate patients, caregivers and other medical team members about the identified vestibular involvement in the child’s functional complaints

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

April 13-14, 2019
South Weymouth, MA
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This two-day intermediate level course provides the fundamentals for evaluating and treating vestibular dysfunction. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as central nervous system interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinicians ability to properly perform testing techniques for vestibular disorders. Quite often the -missing link- in the management of a clients complaints lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assist the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional ability. Options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies are thoroughly discussed.

The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with limitations in balance or sensory integration. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply this information in the clinical setting.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. An extensive laboratory component is designed to provide clinicians with skills required for the treatment of their balance and vestibular patients.

Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy

April 13-14, 2019
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

Neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases affect millions of people throughout the United States and worldwide. It is estimated that 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s Disease are diagnosed each year, adding to the more than one million Americans already diagnosed with the disease. Approximately 400,000 people in the US are affected by Multiple Sclerosis and 2.3 million worldwide. Add to these statistics the 2.4 percent of the US population diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.

This two-day intermediate level course provides an in-depth look at the evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Peripheral Neuropathy. This course provides the most up-to-date information on these neurological conditions.

An in-depth presentation of the clinical research, current common medications, surgical procedures and the effects they can have on rehabilitation are discussed in an interactive format. The scientific and clinical rationale for assessment and treatment strategies at different stages of progression are thoroughly presented. In addition to the comprehensive didactic information presented, this course will encompass a large amount of laboratory time. Innovative techniques, ranging from balance and gait training, yoga, boxing, Pilates and the use of therapeutic equipment will be utilized during lab sessions with the goal of formulating a patient specific progressive treatment program.
Video case study analysis and group discussion for movement dysfunction and gait abnormalities will provide the clinician with the skills necessary to discern the underlying mechanism of pathomechanics and dysfunction.

The dynamic and interactive laboratory sessions throughout the course will enhance the information learned on integrative and functional treatment techniques. The techniques can be immediately applied to the clinical setting to promote positive treatment outcomes and to improve the patients functional quality of life. Be prepared to leave the course with several new and effective evaluative and treatment techniques for this population.

Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy

April 26-27, 2019
Mankato, MN
Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases affect millions of people throughout the United States and worldwide. It is estimated that 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s Disease are diagnosed each year, adding to the more than one million Americans already diagnosed with the disease. Approximately 400,000 people in the US are affected by Multiple Sclerosis and 2.3 million worldwide. Add to these statistics the 2.4 percent of the US population diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.

This two-day intermediate level course provides an in-depth look at the evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Peripheral Neuropathy. This course provides the most up-to-date information on these neurological conditions.

An in-depth presentation of the clinical research, current common medications, surgical procedures and the effects they can have on rehabilitation are discussed in an interactive format. The scientific and clinical rationale for assessment and treatment strategies at different stages of progression are thoroughly presented. In addition to the comprehensive didactic information presented, this course will encompass a large amount of laboratory time. Innovative techniques, ranging from balance and gait training, yoga, boxing, Pilates and the use of therapeutic equipment will be utilized during lab sessions with the goal of formulating a patient specific progressive treatment program.

Video case study analysis and group discussion for movement dysfunction and gait abnormalities will provide the clinician with the skills necessary to discern the underlying mechanism of pathomechanics and dysfunction.
The dynamic and interactive laboratory sessions throughout the course will enhance the information learned on integrative and functional treatment techniques. The techniques can be immediately applied to the clinical setting to promote positive treatment outcomes and to improve the patients functional quality of life. Be prepared to leave the course with several new and effective evaluative and treatment techniques for this population.

Evaluation and Treatment of Patient with Dizziness and Balance Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach through Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

April 27-28, 2019
Macomb, MI
Instructor: Saravanan Chockalingam, PT, DPT, CLT, C-IAYT
Contact: 2489775012, Email
About the Event

Evaluation and Treatment patients with dizziness and balance disorders is a great challenge to today’s health care professional. An estimated 42% of the adult population will report episodes of dizziness or vertigo to their physicians and 85% of them will be due to vestibular dysfunctions. Vestibular disorders can cause dizziness, imbalance, and subsequent risk of fall and thereby greatly limit mobility, function, and quality of life. Vestibular rehabilitation is a growing, and much needed, area of therapy in which the therapists can guide a patient through the course of their dysfunction, assist them in recovery, and help to give them back the ability to participate in their lives. This basic to intermediate two-day course will overview therapists’ role in vestibular rehabilitation and enhance the clinician’s knowledge base and hands-on skill through lecture, case studies demonstration and practice and video presentation. Instruction will focus on review and analysis of relevant topics including anatomy and physiology of both vestibular and balance systems, assessment of vestibular disorders, diagnostic tests, medical management, rehabilitation with appropriate treatment strategies including Adaptation, Substitution, Habituation Exercise and concepts behind a successful Vestibular rehabilitation and balance program. Emphasis will be placed on current research using a variety of therapeutic approaches in treating patient with vestibular dysfunctions and balance disorders that will provide a foundation from which appropriate decision can be made with regard to patient needs.
This course is designed for participants with a basic to intermediate level of experience

Sports Concussions - An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

April 27-28, 2019
Olney, MD
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

The Complexities of Concussions

April 27-28, 2019
San Ramon, CA
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Thirty percent of those with mild traumatic brain injury have a prolonged recovery. Co-morbidities also complicate the rehabilitation process and make efficient intervention challenging. This two-day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical therapists who have a basic knowledge of mild TBI and vestibular rehab and would like to improve their skills. The course goes beyond introductory concussion courses to explore the difficult differential diagnostic process that is required with complex mild TBI. The course will enable the therapist to differentiate the various etiologies of dysfunction and prioritize intervention for those patients who are not recovering as expected. The course will cover recent research and how clinical management has changed over recent years. Participants will explore the oculomotor exam as it relates to determine the etiology of impairment, including central vestibular involvement. The difficult areas of anxiety/depression, differential diagnosis of PPPD, and how to communicate about these issues with the patient and family will be discussed. Headache and cervical involvement will be addressed, including differential diagnosis of post-traumatic headache, with emphasis on differential diagnosis of migraine headache, vestibular migraine and cervicogenic dizziness. Strategies for prioritizing intervention will be discussed, as well as when to refer to other medical practitioners for counseling psychology, neuropsychologic testing and vision assessment. Laboratory time will be provided to work on oculomotor and visual assessment and intervention skills as they relate to mild TBI. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for intervention planning and documentation. Participants will be able to return to their clinic with the ability to refine assessment techniques and manage patients with greater efficiency.

Treating Balance, Preventing Falls, in Neuro, Vestibular, Geriatric and Medically Complex Clients

April 27-28, 2019
Santa Rosa, CA
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course is highly informative and will get you thinking about balance in a whole new light to make balance training effective and fun for you and your patients! You will learn how to isolate balance deficits in processing and motor output, screen for basic vestibular involvement, including BPPV, objectively identify fall risk, implement modifications to reduce fall risk, discover your creative side to developing effective treatment strategies, tailor exercises to meet the needs of your patients physical abilities in any setting and understand how to teach safe falling techniques, to name a few. You will also learn about frequently missed components to a successful treatment program.
1.Discuss balance processing and strategies of recovery.
2.Analyze new treatment techniques and how to create new exercises to isolate and challenge all sensory systems, all 4 balance reactions as well as reaction time.
3.Identify and reduce fall risk.
4.Design safe falling techniques to minimize the risk of an injury.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Treatment Intensive

April 27-28, 2019
Framingham, MA
Instructor: Gaye Cronin
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course is designed for physical and occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working with patients suffering from balance and vestibular disorders. Treating patients with vestibular disorders can be daunting. Recognizing and assessing them can also be challenging, but once the process is completed, you need to be able to develop an appropriate treatment plan. This course will present vestibular treatments as a system of exercises and movements that the clinician learns to select, grade, and develop a continuum for the individual patient. It will emphasize treatments of vestibular disorders of childhood, adults and the elderly. Childhood paroxysmal vertigo, multiple canal BPPV, Menieres disease, ototoxicity, bilateral disorders, malde debarquement, migraine associated vertigo, traumatic vertigo, acoustic neuroma, central vertigo, and disequilibrium of aging will be covered. The course is interactive, with lab sessions to practice treatment techniques, and will offer exercises for problem solving. These experiences will help to develop competencies and promote effective clinical outcomes.

Management of Concussion for Nurses Certification Workshop

May 3, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This comprehensive 1-day (5 hour) course focuses on the management of a sport-related concussion for the scope of the practicing nurse. Topics include an overview of a “concussion team approach” focusing on the role of the nurse, anatomy & physiology of the brain, currently used symptomatic grading criteria, acute assessment tools for triage decision-making, International standards of care. This course will place a heavy emphasis on “return to learn” and “return to sport” strategies including, but not limited to, necessary classroom accommodations, education and communication tools for teachers and coaches, and the critical role that the nurse plays in a school setting.

Shift Concussion Management - Level 2

May 3-5, 2019
Guelph, ON, Canada
Instructor: Scott Haller, Osteopath; Dr. Kailin Walter, DC; Ryan Sleik, PT
Contact: 1-855-223-1002 x2, Email
About the Event

Our Level 2 Program is separated into two parts: Vestibular and Ocular Rehabilitation Methods and Complex Case Management with Cervical Treatment Considerations.

When: May 3-5, 2019 (3 full days)

Where: Linamar, The Centre, 700 Woodlawn Rd. Guelph, ON

Cost: $950 + HST

Who: The course is open to Physiotherapists, Physicians, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, and Athletic Therapists and other Rehabilitation Professionals.

Our Level 2 program provides complex management training for rehabilitation professionals. This program was designed to build on the foundation of the Level 1 knowledge, and provide the clinician with an in-depth understanding of the various complexities of post-concussion related symptoms and challenges. While the majority of concussion will resolve in a timely manner, some patients are faced with complex and debilitating challenges following a concussion.

Our Level 2 program provides clinicians with additional training to learn how to navigate the care pathway while co-managing several areas of dysfunction. Concussion affects not only athletes, but all individuals, and our training is designed to help understand how to tailor the initial rehabilitation plan to the lifestyle demands of each case.
This program is designed to be very hands on and interactive. We go through exercises in a small group setting.

Key Course Topics:
- Vestibular and Oculomotor Impairment in Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome
- The Vestibular System: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
- Clinical Assessment Considerations for the Dizzy patient
- Clinical Assessment for the Oculomotor System
- Vestibular-Ocular Integration Exercises
- Autonomic Dysfunction and "Exercise Tolerance"
- Symptom-Management during Active Rehabilitation Phase
- Cervicogenic Considerations in Concussion
- Clinical Assessment Considerations for the Cervical Spine
- Treatment Methods for the Cervical Spine
- Managing Persistent Post-Traumatic Headache and Sleep Disorders
- Cognitive Therapies in Concussion
- Interactive Case Studies and Clinical Applications

As the course is divided into two sections, registrants have the option to register for all three days or simply day 1 & 2 (Vestibular and Ocular Rehabilitation Methods) or just day 3 (Complex Case Management with Cervical Consideration).

For more information regarding our training or to register for our upcoming course head to our website at www.shiftconcussion.ca.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Advanced Course and Update

May 3-5, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor: Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD
Contact: 412-383-6942, Email
About the Event

Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Advanced Course and Update is geared for clinicians (physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and audiologists) who have a basic knowledge of vestibular disorders. The program content will be at an advanced level and is designed to provide an update regarding the treatment of persons with balance/vestibular disorders and the underlying science. Some of the topics include central causes of dizziness (e.g. anxiety and migraine related dizziness), BPPV, concussion management, vestibular function testing, alternative therapies, pharmacotherapy, cervical dizziness, back to work and driving decisions, innovative therapies for person with vestibular disorders, clinical and functional neuroimaging, and bedside evaluation of the person with dizziness with a lab component. Each of the speakers is an expert from one of several disciplines including physical therapy, neurology, otology, gerontology, psychology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, bioengineering, and neuroscience. There are scheduled question and answer periods following each session at which participants can ask the entire faculty questions.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Joseph Furman and Dr. Susan L. Whitney. Dr. Furman is co-director of the course and has numerous Medline references to his credit. He is co-author of the book entitled "Vestibular Disorders: A Case Oriented Approach" published by Oxford University Press. He has recently published the 3rd edition with Dr. Stephen Cass and Dr. Susan Whitney. Dr. Furman has been an NIH supported clinician-scientist his entire career and is a board certified neurologist.

Dr. Whitney is a physical therapist who has presented about vestibular rehabilitation to national and international conferences. She is the Program Director of the Centers for Rehab Services at the Eye and Ear Institute and has treated persons with vestibular disorders for over 25 years. She is an active clinical researcher who has published extensively. Drs. Furman and Whitney will conduct the lab/cases together to provide a unique physician/physical therapist team perspective.

The Complexities of Concussions: Solutions for when comorbidities and complications make recovery challenging

May 4-5, 2019
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Thirty percent of those with mild traumatic brain injury have a prolonged recovery. Co-morbidities also complicate the rehabilitation process and make efficient intervention challenging. This two-day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical therapists who have a basic knowledge of mild TBI and vestibular rehab and would like to improve their skills. The course goes beyond introductory concussion courses to explore the difficult differential diagnostic process that is required with complex mild TBI. The course will enable the therapist to differentiate the various etiologies of dysfunction and prioritize intervention for those patients who are not recovering as expected. The course will cover recent research and how clinical management has changed over recent years. Participants will explore the oculomotor exam as it relates to determine the etiology of impairment, including central vestibular involvement. The difficult areas of anxiety/depression, differential diagnosis of PPPD, and how to communicate about these issues with the patient and family will be discussed. Headache and cervical involvement will be addressed, including differential diagnosis of post-traumatic headache, with emphasis on differential diagnosis of migraine headache, vestibular migraine and cervicogenic dizziness. Strategies for prioritizing intervention will be discussed, as well as when to refer to other medical practitioners for counseling psychology, neuropsychologic testing and vision assessment. Laboratory time will be provided to work on oculomotor and visual assessment and intervention skills as they relate to mild TBI. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for intervention planning and documentation. Participants will be able to return to their clinic with the ability to refine assessment techniques and manage patients with greater efficiency.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

May 4-5, 2019
Englewood, NJ
Instructor: Karen Skop, PT, DPT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day, advanced seminar focusing on balance and vestibular sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The cause of concussions can be varied, from sports related injuries, car accidents, falls, to the more unique and complex mTBI sustained by the thousands of returning soldiers from war zone regions. This course is designed to aid in the identification of vestibular and balance deficits following a concussion. The participant will learn what types of diagnoses are most common following a concussion, expected recovery, outcomes and prognosis. We will cover a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, complex cases of BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve damage, fistulas, traumatic Meniere’s, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. We will discuss current “return to play”. guidelines, their limitations and how balance plays an important role. Case studies will be introduced so that participants will learn to systematically approach the examination, establish a working diagnosis and develop treatment plan and finally exercise prescription. Case studies will include several videos examples, focusing on key features to aid in interpretation of eye movement patterns and developing differential diagnosis from skills learned during lab. This course is organized to build in complexity, through case presentations, guided lab and lectures to allow the learner to have a thorough understanding of how to manage this population without getting overwhelmed! Throughout the course evidence based practice is emphasized. Participants will be able to develop clear, concise treatment regimen, learn how to educate patient, families and coaches on when is the best time to “return to play”. Finally, participants will learn what is known in the literature, what is not known and how you as a health care provider can play a prominent role.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

May 15-17, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based, workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), including the evaluation component and subsequent rehabilitation following BPPV. Rehabilitation protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment

May 18-19, 2019
Miami, FL
Instructor: Gaye Cronin
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course focuses on effective vestibular rehabilitation for treating children with dizziness, coordination, balance, motor, postural, vestibular, visual motor, perceptual, sensory organization and motion disorders due to disease, toxicity, infection, tumors, trauma, neurological, and congenital/genetic disorders. Experienced as well as novice clinicians will learn a new frame of reference and treatment techniques that can positively affect the childs motor skills, balance, coordination, rate of development, perceptual skills and tolerances of motion. The lab course will include pediatric assessments for vestibular, sensory organization, ocular motor, reflex integration, and motor development. Treatment techniques, video case demonstrations, and interactive lab practice will be included. While this course is specific to pediatrics, the material does apply to adults with vestibular disorders as well.

Sports Concussions - An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

May 18-19, 2019
Pennington, NJ
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

THE NEUROVESTIBULAR COMPLEX

June 1-2, 2019
Detroit (Clinton Township), MI
Instructor: Travis Edwards, PT
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction. A structured method of examination involving the components of movement and mobility will be presented in conjunction with treatment paradigms specific to the diagnosis and impairments. Functional testing procedures and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time to allow for integration of the material. All course materials have been carefully designed to serve as a life long resource in the clinic.

Vestibular Assessment: VNG, VEMP & VHIT Protocols and Practice

June 6-7, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 2-day (16 hour) workshop will provide attendees with an in depth look at three of the most powerful clinical vestibular assessment tools used today. The workshop will provide attendees with evidence-based clinical protocols for VNG, VHIT and VEMP, integration of findings, case studies and management strategies for best practice. Medical Report writing will be emphasized utilizing proven techniques to communicate test findings and recommendations to both family practice and specialty physicians in a clear and concise manner.

Attendees will have a “hands-on” opportunity to practice and be coached in all test protocols by AIB’s experienced faculty.

BPPV in a Day!

June 10, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Joseph Sakumura, AuD, CCC-A
Contact: 877-469-2798, Email
About the Event

This one day 7 hour course will provide participants with conceptual and procedural knowledge necessary to evaluate and manage benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in a broad spectrum of patients. Participants will have the benefit of practical demonstration and designated lab breakouts. This course will have a strong focus in hands-on learning opportunities in a professionally collaborative environment. Participants will develop and refine skill sets needed for evaluation and treatment of BPPV all in one day!

Shift Concussion Management - Level 2 Course

June 21-23, 2019
Calgary, AB, Canada
Instructor: Scott Haller, Osteopath; Dr. Kailin Walter, DC; Ryan Sleik, PT
Contact: 1-855-223-1002 x 2, Email
About the Event

Our Level 2 Program is separated into two parts: Vestibular and Ocular Rehabilitation Methods and Complex Case Management with Cervical Treatment Considerations.

When: June 21 – 23, 2019 (3 full days)

Where: The Radisson Hotel by the Calgary Airport, 6620 36st NE Calgary, AB T3J 4C8

Cost: $950 + HST

Who: The course is open to Physiotherapists, Physicians, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, and Athletic Therapists and other Rehabilitation Professionals.

Our Level 2 program provides complex management training for rehabilitation professionals. This program was designed to build on the foundation of the Level 1 knowledge, and provide the clinician with an in-depth understanding of the various complexities of post-concussion related symptoms and challenges. While the majority of concussion will resolve in a timely manner, some patients are faced with complex and debilitating challenges following a concussion.
Our Level 2 program provides clinicians with additional training to learn how to navigate the care pathway while co-managing several areas of dysfunction. Concussion affects not only athletes, but all individuals, and our training is designed to help understand how to tailor the initial rehabilitation plan to the lifestyle demands of each case.

Key Course Topics:
- Vestibular and Oculomotor Impairment in Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome
- The Vestibular System: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
- Clinical Assessment Considerations for the Dizzy patient
- Clinical Assessment for the Oculomotor System
- Vestibular-Ocular Integration Exercises
- Autonomic Dysfunction and "Exercise Tolerance"
- Symptom-Management during Active Rehabilitation Phase
- Cervicogenic Considerations in Concussion
- Clinical Assessment Considerations for the Cervical Spine
- Treatment Methods for the Cervical Spine
- Managing Persistent Post-Traumatic Headache and Sleep Disorders
- Cognitive Therapies in Concussion
- Interactive Case Studies and Clinical Applications

As the course is divided into two sections, registrants have the option to register for all three days or simply day 1 & 2 (Vestibular and Ocular Rehabilitation Methods) or just day 3 (Complex Case Management with Cervical Consideration).
For more information regarding our training or to register for our upcoming course head to our website at www.shiftconcussion.ca.

Treating Falls and Balance Problems

June 21-22, 2019
Doylestown, PA
Instructor: Jennifer Bottomley
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This two day seminar focuses on changes specific to the aging process and to neurologic pathology that lead to balance problems and falls. A systems approach/critical pathways strategy is presented for assessing anatomic, physiologic and functional changes associated with aging and pathologies that result in changes in postural control and balance in the elderly and adult neurologic patient. Critical pathways are presented for therapeutic involvement in the rehabilitation therapies across the spectrum of care. Preventative interventions and screening for problems to prevent disability and falls and identify risk factors leading to falls are provided via practical tools for implementation of and ongoing reassessment. Exercise strategies for preventing falls and improving balance are reviewed, demonstrated and practiced. Motor control in addition to cardiovascular, nutritional,
cognitive, and pharmacological factors influencing balance will be presented.

Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy

June 22-23, 2019
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

Neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases affect millions of people throughout the United States and worldwide. It is estimated that 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s Disease are diagnosed each year, adding to the more than one million Americans already diagnosed with the disease. Approximately 400,000 people in the US are affected by Multiple Sclerosis and 2.3 million worldwide. Add to these statistics the 2.4 percent of the US population diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.

This two-day intermediate level course provides an in-depth look at the evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Peripheral Neuropathy. This course provides the most up-to-date information on these neurological conditions.

An in-depth presentation of the clinical research, current common medications, surgical procedures and the effects they can have on rehabilitation are discussed in an interactive format. The scientific and clinical rationale for assessment and treatment strategies at different stages of progression are thoroughly presented. In addition to the comprehensive didactic information presented, this course will encompass a large amount of laboratory time. Innovative techniques, ranging from balance and gait training, yoga, boxing, Pilates and the use of therapeutic equipment will be utilized during lab sessions with the goal of formulating a patient specific progressive treatment program.
Video case study analysis and group discussion for movement dysfunction and gait abnormalities will provide the clinician with the skills necessary to discern the underlying mechanism of pathomechanics and dysfunction.

The dynamic and interactive laboratory sessions throughout the course will enhance the information learned on integrative and functional treatment techniques. The techniques can be immediately applied to the clinical setting to promote positive treatment outcomes and to improve the patients functional quality of life. Be prepared to leave the course with several new and effective evaluative and treatment techniques for this population.

Managing the Dizziness Patient

June 22-23, 2019
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Instructor: Dr Carlo Rinaudo
Contact: +61 405197530, Email
About the Event

[Very Early Closes March 15th or sold out earlier]

June 22-23
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 9am - 5pm
14 FLA approved

Further information and registration https://bit.ly/2tE2nO8

Is this Seminar for you?

- If you're a Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Audiologist, Occupational Therapist
– This seminar is suited to the new graduate or experienced practitioner, either with little to no experience in neurology and vestibular rehabilitation
– You’re looking at improving your clinical competency in managing patients with dizziness, vertigo and poor balance
– You’re unhappy with poor results using standard musculoskeletal therapies
– You’re looking for an integrated brain-based approach in managing challenging cases
– You learn best when there is a mix of clinically-relevant lecture material, reinforced with hands-on practicals

What you will learn?

Vestibular disorders – learn the neurophysiology of the vestibular system, how to conduct a history, assessment, differential diagnosis from common dizziness and vertigo conditions.

Vestibular Rehabilitation – formulate a tailored and individualised management plan for each patient based on their examination findings, so you can have greater certainty in patient outcomes.

BPPV – master how to assess and treat BPPV (the most common vestibular condition) and its many variations, and get patients better, more often.

Further information and registration https://bit.ly/2tE2nO8

Pain Management Certification Workshop

June 22-23, 2019
Mesa, AZ
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 16-hour, competency-based workshop will go in-depth on research-based pain mechanisms and theories as it relates to all stages of pain management. Topics will include appropriate screening tools and subjective evaluation standards. Following subjective interview, the participant will delve deeper into the objective component of their examination with hands-on practice for performance of pain-related objective exams. Following those two pieces, clinical decision-making breakouts will be paramount to their practice in allowing for decreased heuristic errors. Evidence-based treatment approaches will not only be discussed, but will be performed in multiple breakout sessions to allow for improved competency in pain management. An online examination will follow the course and the participant will have 30 days to complete a Pain Management Patient Profile (PMPP) and submit to the course director for grading. Following a passing score on the online examination and PMPP, the participant will be Certified in Pain Management.

Vestibular Rehabilitation II: A Competency-Based Advanced Certification Workshop

June 26-28, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

Vestibular Rehabilitation II is a 16 hour, competency-based workshop geared towards advanced diagnosis and management of a complex spectrum of vestibular and balance disorders as well as concomitant comorbidities. This course may only be taken after Vestibular Rehabilitation I has been completed and the examination passed. This course will delve deeper into vestibular dysfunction, psychological components, comorbidity management as it pertains to vestibular dysfunction, and advanced rehabilitation techniques. A brief introduction to technology related to vestibular assessment and rehabilitation will also be a component of this course in order to provide insight on the continuum of care for the dizzy and balance disordered patient. Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in advanced vestibular rehabilitation.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

July 17-19, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based, workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), including the evaluation component and subsequent rehabilitation following BPPV. Rehabilitation protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders

July 20-21, 2019
Decatur, GA
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

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.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Certification Workshop

July 24-26, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) introductory course primarily geared for the novice clinician and those who are new to the management of concussion and/or vestibular rehabilitation. The workshop will present rehabilitation and therapy protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion. Evidence based protocols will be presented, demonstrated and practiced to ensuring therapists and clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

Treating Balance, Preventing Falls, in Neruo, Vestibular, Geriatric and Medically Complex Clients

July 27-28, 2019
Wallingford, CT
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course is highly informative and will get you thinking about balance in a whole new light to make balance training effective and fun for you and your patients! You will learn how to isolate balance deficits in processing and motor output, screen for basic vestibular involvement, including BPPV, objectively identify fall risk, implement modifications to reduce fall risk, discover your creative side to developing effective treatment strategies, tailor exercises to meet the needs of your patients physical abilities in any setting and understand how to teach safe falling techniques, to name a few. You will also learn about frequently missed components to a successful treatment program.
1.Discuss balance processing and strategies of recovery.
2.Analyze new treatment techniques and how to create new exercises to isolate and challenge all sensory systems, all 4 balance reactions as well as reaction time.
3.Identify and reduce fall risk.
4.Design safe falling techniques to minimize the risk of an injury.

Treating Balance, Preventing Falls, in Neruo, Vestibular, Geriatric and Medically Complex Clients

July 27-28, 2019
Paramus, NJ
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course is highly informative and will get you thinking about balance in a whole new light to make balance training effective and fun for you and your patients! You will learn how to isolate balance deficits in processing and motor output, screen for basic vestibular involvement, including BPPV, objectively identify fall risk, implement modifications to reduce fall risk, discover your creative side to developing effective treatment strategies, tailor exercises to meet the needs of your patients physical abilities in any setting and understand how to teach safe falling techniques, to name a few. You will also learn about frequently missed components to a successful treatment program.
1.Discuss balance processing and strategies of recovery.
2.Analyze new treatment techniques and how to create new exercises to isolate and challenge all sensory systems, all 4 balance reactions as well as reaction time.
3.Identify and reduce fall risk.
4.Design safe falling techniques to minimize the risk of an injury.

Pediatric Vestibular Assessment & Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

July 29 - August 1, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

The Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop is the most comprehensive course of its kind that focuses on vestibular disorders specific to the younger population of patients. Delivered in a total of 32.5 contact hours, all aspects of the assessment, triage, and intervention of vestibular conditions will be thoroughly covered. Taught by an interdisciplinary healthcare team, the approach will highlight the importance of an evidence-based holistic framework of patient-centered care. Hands-on lab will reinforce correct techniques during a lively interactive yet intense 4 days. Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be recognized as being certified in pediatric vestibular assessment & rehabilitation.

Post-Concussion Management Certification Workshop

August 9-11, 2019
Pittsburgh , PA
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour comprehensive, competency-based, workshop will provide attendees with a thorough overview of all aspects of concussion identification, assessment, and rehabilitation intervention that focuses on the six types of concussion trajectories (vestibular, ocular, mood and anxiety, post-traumatic migraine, chronic/fatigue, and cervical) incorporating hands-on lab activities. Following a concussion (mTBI), the implications on cognitive function, school performance, and mental state can be detrimental to any individual, interfering with school, work, and daily activities. The course will address anatomy & physiology of the brain, acute and sub-acute assessment techniques and tools, standard of care rehabilitation interventions, the role of exercise post-concussion, concerns related to mental health, and return to work, school and sport strategies. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

Spinning Beyond the Basics - An Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Course

August 9-10, 2019
Oak Lawn, IL
Instructor: Janene Holmberg, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This two-day advanced course is designed for physical or occupational therapists, who have prior experience in vestibular rehabilitation and are seeking to refine their clinical evaluation and treatment skills beyond the basics. Therapists who are comfortable with their fundamental skills will find this course helpful at adding more treatment options to successfully treat the complex dizzy patient. Patient diagnoses discussed will include cervical dizziness, atypical BPPV, anxiety, migraine, acoustic neuroma, superior canal dehiscence, conversion disorder and Mal de Debarquement. Focus will be placed on case study applications with careful analysis of history, diagnostic clinical findings and classification of dysfunctions to allow optimal customized treatment protocols. Clinical skills to be taught will include fistula screening, cervicogenic screening, BPPV treatments beyond the posterior canal (anterior/horizontal canals), acoustic neuroma management including exposure to facial rehabilitation techniques, migraine screening and treatments, and identification/management of psychological factors. All testing and treatment protocols presented will be evidence-based and clinically relevant to more effectively manage the dizzy patient. Lectures will intersperse the refining of clinical testing protocols with specific treatment strategies for a wide range of diagnoses. Instruction will be provided via lecture, videotapes, lab breakouts, detailed demonstrations and case studies. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual giving details of all recommended testing and treatment protocols.

BUILDING BETTER BALANCE AND PREVENTING FALLS

August 10-11, 2019
Boston, MA
Instructor: LORI A. SCHRODT, PT, PhD
Contact: 800.785.1855
About the Event

This two-day course provides participants with skills and strategies to address the complex problems of balance dysfunction and falls in geriatric and neurologic clients. Participants will further develop their skills in identifying individuals at risk for falls and using clinical examination to identify key components causing balance dysfunction and develop interventions. Utilization of functional outcome measures as a tool for creating effective balance and fall prevention programs will be emphasized. Evidence-based treatment strategies provide participants with a variety of skills to address different aspects of balance dysfunction across functional levels. Assessment procedures and treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time and case studies to allow for integration of the material.

THE NEUROVESTIBULAR COMPLEX

August 10-11, 2019
Nashville, TN
Instructor: Travis Edwards, PT
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction. A structured method of examination involving the components of movement and mobility will be presented in conjunction with treatment paradigms specific to the diagnosis and impairments. Functional testing procedures and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time to allow for integration of the material. All course materials have been carefully designed to serve as a life long resource in the clinic.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

August 10-11, 2019
New Brunswick, NJ
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

August 10-11, 2019
New Brunswick, NJ
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

BPPV in a Day!

August 13, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Joseph Sakumura, AuD, CCC-A
Contact: 877-469-2798, Email
About the Event

This one day 7 hour course will provide participants with conceptual and procedural knowledge necessary to evaluate and manage benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in a broad spectrum of patients. Participants will have the benefit of practical demonstration and designated lab breakouts. This course will have a strong focus in hands-on learning opportunities in a professionally collaborative environment. Participants will develop and refine skill sets needed for evaluation and treatment of BPPV all in one day!

Sport Concussion Certification Workshop

August 14-16, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This is the most comprehensive 19.5 hour workshop on the topic of sport-related concussion (SRC). The course will describe the concussion continuum and present a team-based approach to evaluation and treatment. The culture of sport and its impact on concussion will be discussed, including consideration of approaches to prevention, rule changes that have been enacted, and ethical and legal awareness particularly as it relates to return to play decisions. Hands-on components will include assessment techniques inclusive for the six types of concussion trajectories (vestibular, ocular, mood and anxiety, post-traumatic migraine, chronic/fatigue, and cervical). A detailed “return to play” and “return to learn” approach will be reviewed, and important short and long-term mental health related symptoms will be addressed. Current International standards of care and challenges associated with the administration of a concussion program will be highlighted. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

Advanced Applications for Managing Central Vestibular Conditions

August 17-18, 2019
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Instructor: A/Prof Hamish MacDougall, Dr Viviana Mucci, Dr Elodie Chiarivano, Dr Sarah Edelman, Dr Shaun Watson, Dr Carlo Rinaudo, Ms Joey Remenyi
Contact: +61 405197530, Email
About the Event

Sydney, August 17-18
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 9am - 5pm

FLA 14 hours (pending)

Further information and registration at https://bit.ly/2NvLcYj

We’ve assembled the most experienced and integrative multi-disciplined speakers from the medical, allied and research field in central vestibular conditions.

Do you want to help people with challenging vestibular cases like Mal de Debarquement Sydnrome (MdDS), Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), Tinnitus, Vestibular Migraine, Motion Sickness and Psychogenic dizziness? Most medical doctors and allied practitioners are often providing misguided or inappropriate care to these growing number of chronic dizzy patients

Most vestibular rehabilitation courses, either ignore or glance over the central causes of dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus and poor balance. Learn the latest in research, clinical applications (assessment and treatment), including neuromodulation and virtual reality, as well psychological and audiological interventions.

Further information and registration at https://bit.ly/2NvLcYj

Pain Management Certification Workshop

August 17-18, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 16-hour, competency-based workshop will go in-depth on research-based pain mechanisms and theories as it relates to all stages of pain management. Topics will include appropriate screening tools and subjective evaluation standards. Following subjective interview, the participant will delve deeper into the objective component of their examination with hands-on practice for performance of pain-related objective exams. Following those two pieces, clinical decision-making breakouts will be paramount to their practice in allowing for decreased heuristic errors. Evidence-based treatment approaches will not only be discussed, but will be performed in multiple breakout sessions to allow for improved competency in pain management. An online examination will follow the course and the participant will have 30 days to complete a Pain Management Patient Profile (PMPP) and submit to the course director for grading. Following a passing score on the online examination and PMPP, the participant will be Certified in Pain Management.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

August 23-24, 2019
Newport News, VA
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

August 23-24, 2019
Newport News, VA
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy

August 24-25, 2019
Downers Grove, IL
Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

Neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases affect millions of people throughout the United States and worldwide. It is estimated that 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s Disease are diagnosed each year, adding to the more than one million Americans already diagnosed with the disease. Approximately 400,000 people in the US are affected by Multiple Sclerosis and 2.3 million worldwide. Add to these statistics the 2.4 percent of the US population diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.

This two-day intermediate level course provides an in-depth look at the evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Peripheral Neuropathy. This course provides the most up-to-date information on these neurological conditions.

An in-depth presentation of the clinical research, current common medications, surgical procedures and the effects they can have on rehabilitation are discussed in an interactive format. The scientific and clinical rationale for assessment and treatment strategies at different stages of progression are thoroughly presented. In addition to the comprehensive didactic information presented, this course will encompass a large amount of laboratory time. Innovative techniques, ranging from balance and gait training, yoga, boxing, Pilates and the use of therapeutic equipment will be utilized during lab sessions with the goal of formulating a patient specific progressive treatment program.

Video case study analysis and group discussion for movement dysfunction and gait abnormalities will provide the clinician with the skills necessary to discern the underlying mechanism of pathomechanics and dysfunction.
The dynamic and interactive laboratory sessions throughout the course will enhance the information learned on integrative and functional treatment techniques. The techniques can be immediately applied to the clinical setting to promote positive treatment outcomes and to improve the patients functional quality of life. Be prepared to leave the course with several new and effective evaluative and treatment techniques for this population.

Musculoskeletal Management of the Cervicothoracic Region

August 24-25, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 18 hour, competency-based course, covers 16 hours on site and 2 hours of online examination, to provide the clinician with a theoretical base for clinical decision making and hands-on performance for orthopedic management of the cervicothoracic region. The clinician will learn detailed rationale behind a structured subjective examination, efficient performance of evidence-based objective measures, and discussion on clinical decision pathways to further strengthen their initial hypothesis. Following discussion of clinical prediction rules and guidelines, the clinician will become proficient in performance of thrust and non-thrust techniques in this region and exercise prescription to increase patient success rate and efficiency. In order to complete this course, a skills check-off will be performed at the end. At the end of this course, an online examination will be administered at home and a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Sports Concussions - An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

August 24-25, 2019
Miami, FL
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

Spinning Beyond the Basics - An Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Course

September 13-14, 2019
Wilkes Barre, PA
Instructor: Janene Holmberg, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This two-day advanced course is designed for physical or occupational therapists, who have prior experience in vestibular rehabilitation and are seeking to refine their clinical evaluation and treatment skills beyond the basics. Therapists who are comfortable with their fundamental skills will find this course helpful at adding more treatment options to successfully treat the complex dizzy patient. Patient diagnoses discussed will include cervical dizziness, atypical BPPV, anxiety, migraine, acoustic neuroma, superior canal dehiscence, conversion disorder and Mal de Debarquement. Focus will be placed on case study applications with careful analysis of history, diagnostic clinical findings and classification of dysfunctions to allow optimal customized treatment protocols. Clinical skills to be taught will include fistula screening, cervicogenic screening, BPPV treatments beyond the posterior canal (anterior/horizontal canals), acoustic neuroma management including exposure to facial rehabilitation techniques, migraine screening and treatments, and identification/management of psychological factors. All testing and treatment protocols presented will be evidence-based and clinically relevant to more effectively manage the dizzy patient. Lectures will intersperse the refining of clinical testing protocols with specific treatment strategies for a wide range of diagnoses. Instruction will be provided via lecture, videotapes, lab breakouts, detailed demonstrations and case studies. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual giving details of all recommended testing and treatment protocols.

Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course

September 14-15, 2019
Miami, FL
Instructor: Diane Wrisley, PhD, PT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to refine their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities for the PTA and COTA

September 14-15, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This innovative 1 1/2 day workshop has been tailor-designed to empower the PTA and COTA by learning how to utilize existing skills, ideas and passion toward greater heights! Do you want to become more of an entrepreneur? If so, learn how to self-assess your personality characteristics to become more closely aligned with the behaviors of successful business leaders. This course will walk you through the process generating a business plan that includes a vision, projected expenses and revenue, marketing tactics, and much more. Business structure, tax knowledge, any many other key components will be introduced. Workshop participants will collaborate with each other and get energized from the unlimited future potential. Whether you want to launch your own business or simply set up a small consulting opportunity as a side job, this course is a do not miss!

Sports Concussions - An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

September 14-15, 2019
Matthews, NC
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

September 14-15, 2019
Houston, TX
Instructor: Karen Skop, PT, DPT
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day, advanced seminar focusing on balance and vestibular sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The cause of concussions can be varied, from sports related injuries, car accidents, falls, to the more unique and complex mTBI sustained by the thousands of returning soldiers from war zone regions. This course is designed to aid in the identification of vestibular and balance deficits following a concussion. The participant will learn what types of diagnoses are most common following a concussion, expected recovery, outcomes and prognosis. We will cover a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, complex cases of BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve damage, fistulas, traumatic Meniere’s, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. We will discuss current “return to play”. guidelines, their limitations and how balance plays an important role. Case studies will be introduced so that participants will learn to systematically approach the examination, establish a working diagnosis and develop treatment plan and finally exercise prescription. Case studies will include several videos examples, focusing on key features to aid in interpretation of eye movement patterns and developing differential diagnosis from skills learned during lab. This course is organized to build in complexity, through case presentations, guided lab and lectures to allow the learner to have a thorough understanding of how to manage this population without getting overwhelmed! Throughout the course evidence based practice is emphasized. Participants will be able to develop clear, concise treatment regimen, learn how to educate patient, families and coaches on when is the best time to “return to play”. Finally, participants will learn what is known in the literature, what is not known and how you as a health care provider can play a prominent role.

Balance Dysfunction and Intervention- An Advanced Evidence Based Course

September 21-22, 2019
Decatur, GA
Instructor: Diane Wrisley, PhD, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to refine their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention.

Sports Concussions - An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

September 21-22, 2019
San Ramon, CA
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

The Complexities of Concussions: Solutions for when comorbidities and complications make recovery challenging

September 21-22, 2019
Englewood, NJ
Instructor: Laura Morris, PT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Thirty percent of those with mild traumatic brain injury have a prolonged recovery. Co-morbidities also complicate the rehabilitation process and make efficient intervention challenging. This two-day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical therapists who have a basic knowledge of mild TBI and vestibular rehab and would like to improve their skills. The course goes beyond introductory concussion courses to explore the difficult differential diagnostic process that is required with complex mild TBI. The course will enable the therapist to differentiate the various etiologies of dysfunction and prioritize intervention for those patients who are not recovering as expected. The course will cover recent research and how clinical management has changed over recent years. Participants will explore the oculomotor exam as it relates to determine the etiology of impairment, including central vestibular involvement. The difficult areas of anxiety/depression, differential diagnosis of PPPD, and how to communicate about these issues with the patient and family will be discussed. Headache and cervical involvement will be addressed, including differential diagnosis of post-traumatic headache, with emphasis on differential diagnosis of migraine headache, vestibular migraine and cervicogenic dizziness. Strategies for prioritizing intervention will be discussed, as well as when to refer to other medical practitioners for counseling psychology, neuropsychologic testing and vision assessment. Laboratory time will be provided to work on oculomotor and visual assessment and intervention skills as they relate to mild TBI. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for intervention planning and documentation. Participants will be able to return to their clinic with the ability to refine assessment techniques and manage patients with greater efficiency.

Utilizing Pilates Principles to Enhance Rehabilitation Outcomes

September 21-22, 2019
Houston, TX
Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This two-day course is designed to help medical professionals gain basic knowledge of Pilates theory and principles and be able to integrate it into their rehabilitation programs. The core stabilizing muscles will be reviewed, as well as how core stabilization is important to functional activities and activities of daily living. The lab portion will be devoted to learning, properly executing, and cueing Pilates mat exercises. Small apparatus, including foam rolls, Swiss balls, and rings, will be used during lab exercises for modifications and advancements. Application of the Pilates principles and exercises will be discussed for orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric patient populations. Further discussion of case studies and current research will demonstrate how a Pilates-based treatment program can help improve core stabilization, balance, coordination, postural awareness, strength, flexibility, and mobility. Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to immediately integrate their knowledge in the clinical setting to provide a Pilates-based treatment program to the orthopedic, neurologic, and/or geriatric patient for improved functional outcomes.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced

September 21-22, 2019
Wallingford, CT
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

The course will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and dysequilibrium from unusual vestibular causes. The course is designed for clinicians(PT & OT) with prior vestibular rehabilitation course work and clinical experience. Material covered will includeadvanced techniques for treating anterior and horizontal canal BPPV, central causes of dizziness (including concussion), identification and treatment of cervicogenic dizziness, chronic subjective dizziness, migraine and other unusual vestibular disorders. As vestibular disorders occur across the lifespan and with various disorders, this information is applicable to a large patient population with symptoms of dizziness.

As vestibular disorders occur across the lifespan andwith various disorders, this information is applicable to alarge patient population with symptoms of dizziness.

Prior vestibular rehabilitation course work and experience treating patients with vestibular disorders are necessary before taking this course.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

September 25-27, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based, workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), including the evaluation component and subsequent rehabilitation following BPPV. Rehabilitation protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

THE NEUROVESTIBULAR COMPLEX

September 28-29, 2019
New York, NY
Instructor: Travis Edwards, PT
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction. A structured method of examination involving the components of movement and mobility will be presented in conjunction with treatment paradigms specific to the diagnosis and impairments. Functional testing procedures and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time to allow for integration of the material. All course materials have been carefully designed to serve as a life long resource in the clinic.

Utilizing Pilates Principles to Enhance Rehabilitation Outcomes

September 28-29, 2019
Freehold, NJ
Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This two-day course is designed to help medical professionals gain basic knowledge of Pilates theory and principles and be able to integrate it into their rehabilitation programs. The core stabilizing muscles will be reviewed, as well as how core stabilization is important to functional activities and activities of daily living. The lab portion will be devoted to learning, properly executing, and cueing Pilates mat exercises. Small apparatus, including foam rolls, Swiss balls, and rings, will be used during lab exercises for modifications and advancements. Application of the Pilates principles and exercises will be discussed for orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric patient populations. Further discussion of case studies and current research will demonstrate how a Pilates-based treatment program can help improve core stabilization, balance, coordination, postural awareness, strength, flexibility, and mobility. Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to immediately integrate their knowledge in the clinical setting to provide a Pilates-based treatment program to the orthopedic, neurologic, and/or geriatric patient for improved functional outcomes.

Post Concussion Syndrome

October 4-5, 2019
Stamford, CT
Instructor: Christina Finn
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post concussion syndrome. This course will focus on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to all daily tasks will be highlighted. Participants will engage in clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion. Age/Patient Population: This course is relevant for therapists working with individuals of all ages including school aged children, young adults, and older adults who may have sustained a concussion as a result of fall, MVA, sports injury, or accident.

Upon Completion of the Course, participants will be able to:
Apply current research to diagnosis and treatment of concussion and post concussion syndrome.
Determine when referral is indicated to address co-morbidities.
Assess visual function, balance and ability to participate in daily tasks (including cognitive).
Implement treatments to remediate oculomotor dysfunction, sensory integrative dysfunction and visual motor skills impairment.
Implement training techniques and compensatory strategies including cognitive strategies to help the patient transition back to work, school and daily tasks

Post Concussion Syndrome

October 4-5, 2019
Stamford, CT
Instructor: Christina Finn
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post concussion syndrome. This course will focus on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to all daily tasks will be highlighted. Participants will engage in clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion. Age/Patient Population: This course is relevant for therapists working with individuals of all ages including school aged children, young adults, and older adults who may have sustained a concussion as a result of fall, MVA, sports injury, or accident.

Upon Completion of the Course, participants will be able to:
Apply current research to diagnosis and treatment of concussion and post concussion syndrome.
Determine when referral is indicated to address co-morbidities.
Assess visual function, balance and ability to participate in daily tasks (including cognitive).
Implement treatments to remediate oculomotor dysfunction, sensory integrative dysfunction and visual motor skills impairment.
Implement training techniques and compensatory strategies including cognitive strategies to help the patient transition back to work, school and daily tasks.

THE NEUROVESTIBULAR COMPLEX

October 12-13, 2019
San Diego, CA
Instructor: Travis Edwards, PT
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction. A structured method of examination involving the components of movement and mobility will be presented in conjunction with treatment paradigms specific to the diagnosis and impairments. Functional testing procedures and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time to allow for integration of the material. All course materials have been carefully designed to serve as a life long resource in the clinic.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

October 12-13, 2019
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Instructor: Georgia Groomer, PT
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This two-day intermediate level course provides the fundamentals for evaluating and treating vestibular dysfunction. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as central nervous system interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinicians ability to properly perform testing techniques for vestibular disorders. Quite often the -missing link- in the management of a clients complaints lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assist the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional ability. Options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies are thoroughly discussed.

The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with limitations in balance or sensory integration. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply this information in the clinical setting.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. An extensive laboratory component is designed to provide clinicians with skills required for the treatment of their balance and vestibular patients.

Vestibular Rehabilitation II: A Competency-Based Advanced Certification Workshop

October 16-18, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

Vestibular Rehabilitation II is a 16 hour, competency-based workshop geared towards advanced diagnosis and management of a complex spectrum of vestibular and balance disorders as well as concomitant comorbidities. This course may only be taken after Vestibular Rehabilitation I has been completed and the examination passed. This course will delve deeper into vestibular dysfunction, psychological components, comorbidity management as it pertains to vestibular dysfunction, and advanced rehabilitation techniques. A brief introduction to technology related to vestibular assessment and rehabilitation will also be a component of this course in order to provide insight on the continuum of care for the dizzy and balance disordered patient. Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in advanced vestibular rehabilitation.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

October 25-26, 2019
White Plains, NY
Instructor: Jennifer Bottomley
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Learn evaluation and treatment protocols most appropriate for medically complex older persons with neurological dysfunction. This course will focus on clinical decision making to prioritize key exam findings and develop appropriate treatment strategies in light of complex presentations and co-morbidities. Modifying functional mobility training and therapeutic exercise will be discussed.

Evidence-based information on specific neurological assessment and treatment of older clients with Parkinsons Disease, Stroke, Alzheimers Disease, balance and gait disorders, neuro-sensory pathologies, and pain problems will be provided. An evaluative model for looking at neurological dysfunction from a complex medical perspective across the spectrum of care will be addressed. The major pathologies that will be highlighted include Parkinsons disease, Cerebral Vascular Accidents, and the neurological manifestations of Alzheimers disease. A focus on balance and falls, functional mobility, evaluation of numerous causes of dizziness and physical changes, and treatment interventions aimed at decreasing the incidence of falls will also be included.

Post-Concussion Syndrome: Testing & Rehab for Vestibular, Balance and Related Symptoms

October 26-27, 2019
McLean, VA
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Concussion is a common and potential disabling condition that affects people of all ages as a result of trauma sustained in sport, motor vehicle crashes, military service, work and recreational accidents. This course is designed to aid in the identification of the multifaceted nature of concussion, and will help you effectively treat PCS patients and become part of an effective team approach to recovery. You will learn about clinical trajectories, stages of recovery and predictors of recovery time, differential diagnoses as well as comprehensive treatment techniques. You will be able to perform an effective evaluation as well as learn about the latest research in assessing and managing PCS to successfully get your patients back to their prior functioning levels. This course builds in extensive LAB time for a hands-on style of learning.

Course Objectives:
Identify the signs and symptoms of concussion.
Apply current research to diagnosis and treat post-concussion syndrome.
Define your role and become an effective member in a multi-discipline team approach to recovery.
Produce an effective post concussion evaluation from on-field assessment to the clinic.
Implement treatment strategies to successfully manage your PCS patients.

Pain Management Certification Workshop

October 26-27, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 16-hour, competency-based workshop will go in-depth on research-based pain mechanisms and theories as it relates to all stages of pain management. Topics will include appropriate screening tools and subjective evaluation standards. Following subjective interview, the participant will delve deeper into the objective component of their examination with hands-on practice for performance of pain-related objective exams. Following those two pieces, clinical decision-making breakouts will be paramount to their practice in allowing for decreased heuristic errors. Evidence-based treatment approaches will not only be discussed, but will be performed in multiple breakout sessions to allow for improved competency in pain management. An online examination will follow the course and the participant will have 30 days to complete a Pain Management Patient Profile (PMPP) and submit to the course director for grading. Following a passing score on the online examination and PMPP, the participant will be Certified in Pain Management.

Sports Concussions - An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

October 26-27, 2019
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

November 6-8, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour, competency-based, workshop will be the foundation to the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), including the evaluation component and subsequent rehabilitation following BPPV. Rehabilitation protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Spinning Beyond the Basics - An Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Course

November 8-9, 2019
Seattle, WA
Instructor: Janene Holmberg, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This two-day advanced course is designed for physical or occupational therapists, who have prior experience in vestibular rehabilitation and are seeking to refine their clinical evaluation and treatment skills beyond the basics. Therapists who are comfortable with their fundamental skills will find this course helpful at adding more treatment options to successfully treat the complex dizzy patient. Patient diagnoses discussed will include cervical dizziness, atypical BPPV, anxiety, migraine, acoustic neuroma, superior canal dehiscence, conversion disorder and Mal de Debarquement. Focus will be placed on case study applications with careful analysis of history, diagnostic clinical findings and classification of dysfunctions to allow optimal customized treatment protocols. Clinical skills to be taught will include fistula screening, cervicogenic screening, BPPV treatments beyond the posterior canal (anterior/horizontal canals), acoustic neuroma management including exposure to facial rehabilitation techniques, migraine screening and treatments, and identification/management of psychological factors. All testing and treatment protocols presented will be evidence-based and clinically relevant to more effectively manage the dizzy patient. Lectures will intersperse the refining of clinical testing protocols with specific treatment strategies for a wide range of diagnoses. Instruction will be provided via lecture, videotapes, lab breakouts, detailed demonstrations and case studies. Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual giving details of all recommended testing and treatment protocols.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

November 8-9, 2019
Maschester, NH
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

November 8-9, 2019
Manchester, NH
Instructor: Jeffrey Walter
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders. The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction.

Advanced Vestibular Neuro-Rehabilitation - Whiplash and Concussion

November 9-10, 2019
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Instructor: Dr Carlo Rinaudo
Contact: +61 405197530, Email
About the Event

November 9-10, Sydney Australia
Sat 9am -6pm
Sun 9am -5pm

14 FLA approved

Further information and registration at https://bit.ly/2Nrlft1

Is this Seminar for you?

– You’re a Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Osteopath and Occupational Therapist looking at improving your clinical competency in managing patients with concussion, whiplash, chronic neck pain, dizziness and poor balance
– You’re a new graduate or experienced practitioner, either with little to no experience in neurology and vestibular rehabilitation
– You desire to make a big difference with an increasing number of patients suffering sporting injuries, motor vehicle accidents and falls
– Feed up with poor results using standard musculoskeletal therapies and outdated principles
– You’re looking for an integrated brain-based approach in managing challenging cases
– You learn best when there is a mix of relevant lecture material, reinforced with hands-on practicals

What you will learn?

– The similarities between whiplash and concussion and how to differentiate between them.
– International Guidelines, policies and position statements.
– Pathophysiology of concussion, from a biomechanical, sensorimotor, neurological, cognitive/neurophyscological, and a metabolic view.
– Advanced brain-based techniques to fix the most challenging chronic neck dysfunction and whiplash cases.
– How to perform an evidenced-based assessment, including cervical joint position error, eye movement, balance, vestibular, memory and cognitive, as well as imaging.
– Enhance your traditional spinal therapies with the latest vestibular neuro-orthopaedic rehabilitation.
– How to prescribe and perform a tailored brain-based management protocol that addresses the sensorimotor, vestibular, cognitive and nutritional aspects.

Further information and registration at https://bit.ly/2Nrlft1

Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course

November 9-10, 2019
Freehold, NJ
Instructor: Diane Wrisley, PhD, PT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to refine their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention.

Sports Concussions - An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

November 9-10, 2019
Houston, TX
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions

November 9-10, 2019
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Instructor: Karen Skop, PT, DPT
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day, advanced seminar focusing on balance and vestibular sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The cause of concussions can be varied, from sports related injuries, car accidents, falls, to the more unique and complex mTBI sustained by the thousands of returning soldiers from war zone regions. This course is designed to aid in the identification of vestibular and balance deficits following a concussion. The participant will learn what types of diagnoses are most common following a concussion, expected recovery, outcomes and prognosis. We will cover a variety of pathologies including diffuse axonal injury, skull fractures, complex cases of BPPV, vestibular loss, cranial nerve damage, fistulas, traumatic Meniere’s, whiplash, motion intolerance, exercise induced dizziness and balance dysfunctions. We will discuss current “return to play”. guidelines, their limitations and how balance plays an important role. Case studies will be introduced so that participants will learn to systematically approach the examination, establish a working diagnosis and develop treatment plan and finally exercise prescription. Case studies will include several videos examples, focusing on key features to aid in interpretation of eye movement patterns and developing differential diagnosis from skills learned during lab. This course is organized to build in complexity, through case presentations, guided lab and lectures to allow the learner to have a thorough understanding of how to manage this population without getting overwhelmed! Throughout the course evidence based practice is emphasized. Participants will be able to develop clear, concise treatment regimen, learn how to educate patient, families and coaches on when is the best time to “return to play”. Finally, participants will learn what is known in the literature, what is not known and how you as a health care provider can play a prominent role.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders

November 9-10, 2019
Kalamazoo, MI
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

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.

Post-Concussion Management Certification Workshop

November 13-15, 2019
Pittsburgh , PA
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 19.5 hour comprehensive, competency-based, workshop will provide attendees with a thorough overview of all aspects of concussion identification, assessment, and rehabilitation intervention that focuses on the six types of concussion trajectories (vestibular, ocular, mood and anxiety, post-traumatic migraine, chronic/fatigue, and cervical) incorporating hands-on lab activities. Following a concussion (mTBI), the implications on cognitive function, school performance, and mental state can be detrimental to any individual, interfering with school, work, and daily activities. The course will address anatomy & physiology of the brain, acute and sub-acute assessment techniques and tools, standard of care rehabilitation interventions, the role of exercise post-concussion, concerns related to mental health, and return to work, school and sport strategies. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client

November 15-16, 2019
Fort Worth, TX
Instructor: Jennifer Bottomley
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This two day seminar focuses on changes specific to the aging process and to neurologic pathology that lead to balance problems and falls. A systems approach/critical pathways strategy is presented for assessing anatomic, physiologic and functional changes associated with aging and pathologies that result in changes in postural control and balance in the elderly and adult neurologic patient. Critical pathways are presented for therapeutic involvement in the rehabilitation therapies across the spectrum of care. Preventative interventions and screening for problems to prevent disability and falls and identify risk factors leading to falls are provided via practical tools for implementation of and ongoing reassessment. Exercise strategies for preventing falls and improving balance are reviewed, demonstrated and practiced. Motor control in addition to cardiovascular, nutritional,
cognitive, and pharmacological factors influencing balance will be presented.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders

November 15-16, 2019
White Plains, NY
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

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.

Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course

November 16-17, 2019
South Weymouth, MA
Instructor: Diane Wrisley, PhD, PT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to refine their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention.

Sports Concussions - An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

November 16-17, 2019
Englewood, NJ
Instructor: Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This course is a two-day advanced evidenced based course specific to Sport Related Concussion in today’s health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play. Current evidence supports a multi-modal approach to concussion management based on clinical trajectories. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport.

This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management. In depth assessment through laboratory practice will be covered for each clinical trajectory with validated objective tests and measures and laboratory break out time to practice and become comfortable with administration and interpretation of results. Sport related clinical cases will be presented to aid in identification of driving subtypes so treatment strategies can be implemented and impairment driven intervention covered. Utilization of a multi-modal approach relevant to rehabilitation professionals will be presented with treatment strategies specific to clinical symptomology. Course participants will utilize cervical, exertional, vestibular as well as visual rehabilitation strategies to be able to treat sport related concussion injuries effectively and insure patients do not experience recurrent symptomology.

Treating Balance, Preventing Falls, in Neuro, Vestibular, Geriatric and Medically Complex Clients

November 16-17, 2019
Kansas City, MO
Instructor: Kim Fox
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

This course is highly informative and will get you thinking about balance in a whole new light to make balance training effective and fun for you and your patients! You will learn how to isolate balance deficits in processing and motor output, screen for basic vestibular involvement, including BPPV, objectively identify fall risk, implement modifications to reduce fall risk, discover your creative side to developing effective treatment strategies, tailor exercises to meet the needs of your patients physical abilities in any setting and understand how to teach safe falling techniques, to name a few. You will also learn about frequently missed components to a successful treatment program.
1.Discuss balance processing and strategies of recovery.
2.Analyze new treatment techniques and how to create new exercises to isolate and challenge all sensory systems, all 4 balance reactions as well as reaction time.
3.Identify and reduce fall risk.
4.Design safe falling techniques to minimize the risk of an injury.

BPPV in a Day!

November 18, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Joseph Sakumura, AuD, CCC-A
Contact: 877-469-2798, Email
About the Event

This one day 7 hour course will provide participants with conceptual and procedural knowledge necessary to evaluate and manage benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in a broad spectrum of patients. Participants will have the benefit of practical demonstration and designated lab breakouts. This course will have a strong focus in hands-on learning opportunities in a professionally collaborative environment. Participants will develop and refine skill sets needed for evaluation and treatment of BPPV all in one day!

Utilizing Pilates Principles to Enhance Rehabilitation Outcomes

November 23-24, 2019
San Ramon, CA
Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 8003005512, Email
About the Event

This two-day course is designed to help medical professionals gain basic knowledge of Pilates theory and principles and be able to integrate it into their rehabilitation programs. The core stabilizing muscles will be reviewed, as well as how core stabilization is important to functional activities and activities of daily living. The lab portion will be devoted to learning, properly executing, and cueing Pilates mat exercises. Small apparatus, including foam rolls, Swiss balls, and rings, will be used during lab exercises for modifications and advancements. Application of the Pilates principles and exercises will be discussed for orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric patient populations. Further discussion of case studies and current research will demonstrate how a Pilates-based treatment program can help improve core stabilization, balance, coordination, postural awareness, strength, flexibility, and mobility. Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to immediately integrate their knowledge in the clinical setting to provide a Pilates-based treatment program to the orthopedic, neurologic, and/or geriatric patient for improved functional outcomes.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Certification Workshop

December 4-6, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

This 3-day (25.5 hour) introductory course primarily geared for the novice clinician and those who are new to the management of concussion and/or vestibular rehabilitation. The workshop will present rehabilitation and therapy protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion. Evidence based protocols will be presented, demonstrated and practiced to ensuring therapists and clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

# 324 Vestibular & Oculomotor Rehabilitation for Children

December 7-8, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Rose Marie Rine, P.T., Ph.D
Contact: 8007910262, Email
About the Event

This two day course provides an overview of evidence based practice for vestibular and oculomotor related impairments in children. Didactic content includes a detailed review of the anatomy, physiology and development of the Vestibular System, the epidemiology of vestibular dysfunction in children, diagnostic and clinical testing of vestibular function, and examination and evaluation of, and intervention for, for vestibular related impairments in children with peripheral (i.e. BPVC, hypofunction or loss) or central (i.e. ADHD, DCD, concussion, CP) deficits. Intervention for postural control impairments, vision impairments, BBPV, gaze stability and more will be learned through hands-on demonstration and training of examination techniques and intervention are included. Case reviews and discussion are used to facilitate application of presented materials.

Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis an Peripheral Neuropathy

December 7-8, 2019
Decatur, GA
Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases affect millions of people throughout the United States and worldwide. It is estimated that 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s Disease are diagnosed each year, adding to the more than one million Americans already diagnosed with the disease. Approximately 400,000 people in the US are affected by Multiple Sclerosis and 2.3 million worldwide. Add to these statistics the 2.4 percent of the US population diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.

This two-day intermediate level course provides an in-depth look at the evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Peripheral Neuropathy. This course provides the most up-to-date information on these neurological conditions.

An in-depth presentation of the clinical research, current common medications, surgical procedures and the effects they can have on rehabilitation are discussed in an interactive format. The scientific and clinical rationale for assessment and treatment strategies at different stages of progression are thoroughly presented. In addition to the comprehensive didactic information presented, this course will encompass a large amount of laboratory time. Innovative techniques, ranging from balance and gait training, yoga, boxing, Pilates and the use of therapeutic equipment will be utilized during lab sessions with the goal of formulating a patient specific progressive treatment program.
Video case study analysis and group discussion for movement dysfunction and gait abnormalities will provide the clinician with the skills necessary to discern the underlying mechanism of pathomechanics and dysfunction.

The dynamic and interactive laboratory sessions throughout the course will enhance the information learned on integrative and functional treatment techniques. The techniques can be immediately applied to the clinical setting to promote positive treatment outcomes and to improve the patients functional quality of life. Be prepared to leave the course with several new and effective evaluative and treatment techniques for this population.

Pediatric Vestibular Assessment & Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

December 9-13, 2019
Largo (Tampa Bay), FL
Instructor: Richard E. Gans, PhD
Contact: 800-245-6442, Email
About the Event

The Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop is the most comprehensive course of its kind that focuses on vestibular disorders specific to the younger population of patients. Delivered in a total of 32.5 contact hours, all aspects of the assessment, triage, and intervention of vestibular conditions will be thoroughly covered. Taught by an interdisciplinary healthcare team, the approach will highlight the importance of an evidence-based holistic framework of patient-centered care. Hands-on lab will reinforce correct techniques during a lively interactive yet intense 4 days. Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be recognized as being certified in pediatric vestibular assessment & rehabilitation.

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Introduction to Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

Instructor: Rose Marie Rine PT, PhD
About the Event

This BASIC LEVEL course provides an overview of evidence based practice addressing

vestibular related impairments in children. Material is organized in three units: 1) Anatomy and

Physiology of the Vestibular System: basis for evaluation and intervention in children, 2) Evaluation of

Vestibular Function in Children, and 3) Intervention for Impairments Related to Vestibular Dysfunction in

Children. Additional resources for vestibular rehabilitation materials, to include references within

juried, peer reviewed journals, will be provided.

APPROXIMATELY 9 HOURS are needed to complete all units and testing. Continuing education has been

approved for physical therapists in Florida (10.5 CEHs 120018325), TX(52084A 9 CCUs) New Jersey (9.0

CE credits #379-2012), GA(0.9 CEUs) and California(0.9CEUs;10-750). Participants are encouraged to

check requirements with their local state licensing agency to assure that proper credit is received.

Objectives:

Following successful completion of the course, the participant will:

1. Identify the anatomical and physiological mechanisms underlying impairments related to

vestibular dysfunction in children.

2. Describe appropriate clinical tests of vestibular function, to include analysis of test results.

3. List diagnoses commonly known to affect vestibular function in children

4. Identify appropriate intervention for vision and balance impairments related to vestibular

dysfunction in children.

5. Identify the evidence supporting vestibular rehabilitation for children

ADVANCED VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION SERIES Individual Session: Advanced BPPV

Instructor: Richard Clendaniel
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Education Resources is thrilled to announce the launch of its new advanced vestibular rehabilitation online course series. The sessions are recorded live from Dr. Richard Clendaniel's highly acclaimed courses, and are now available to a wide range of health care professionals.

This evidence-based course will focus on differential diagnosis, advanced assessment and advanced techniques for treatment of patients with vertigo from BPPV. This course is designed for clinicians with prior vestibular rehabilitation course work and clinical experience. Through analysis of challenging cases and lab practice, participants will hone their clinical decision-making and hands on skills.

- See more at: https://www.educationresourcesinc.com/online-course-details/advanced-ves...

ADVANCED VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION SERIES Individual Session: Cervicogenic Dizziness: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

Instructor: Richard Clendaniel PT, PhD
Contact: (800) 487-6530, Email
About the Event

Education Resources is thrilled to announce the launch of its new advanced vestibular rehabilitation online course series. The first offering in the series, Cervicogenic Dizziness, is recorded live from international expert Dr. Richard Clendaniel's highly acclaimed Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders course, and is now available to a wide range of health care professionals. This 5 hour online course will focus on the assessment and treatment of one cause of vertigo, cervicogenic dizziness, and how to distinguish it from central vestibular deficits. Through lecture, case studies, demonstrations and extensive directed lab practice, participants will enhance their skills in vestibular rehabilitation. It is recommended for individuals who have experience with or who have previously taken a two day course in vestibular rehabilitation. Dizziness due to cervicogenic causes can occur at any age, although 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. These individuals with vertigo and disequilibrium represent a large patient population for physical and occupational therapy.

ADVANCED VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION SERIES: What To Do When It's Not BPPV - Challenging Vestibular Disorders Including Post Concussion Syndrome

Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Education Resources is thrilled to announce the launch of its new advanced vestibular rehabilitation online course series. The sessions are recorded live from Dr. Richard Clendaniel's highly acclaimed courses, and are now available to a wide range of health care professionals.

This evidence-based course will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and dysequalibrium from unusual vestibular causes. Course participants will distinguish among causes of dizziness such as Concussion, Chronic Subjective Dizziness (Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness), Anxiety, Superior Canal Dehiscence, Fistula, Migraine, and Meniere's disease. Course participants will be able to design and modify treatment programs based on the nature of the cause of dizziness in this patient population.

- See more at: https://www.educationresourcesinc.com/online-course-details/advanced-ves...

AN INTRODUCTION TO VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION

Instructor: Travis Edwards, PT
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

This introductory level course is designed to provide the participant with a thorough evidence based understanding of the anatomy & physiology of the vestibular system, key points of a proper vestibular examination, and the interpretation of the findings for vestibular dysfunction. Included will be evidence based treatment strategies related to the major types of vestibular dysfunction.

Balance Challenges: Dynamic Treatment Strategies

Instructor: J.J. Mowder-Tinney
About the Event

This course by J.J. Mowder Tinney is specifically designed to improve the clinician’s ability to identify specific impairments leading to balance dysfunction and then provide challenging interventions. Balance disorders affect clients in the orthopedic, neurologic, and geriatric populations, and involve all types of settings. Optimal outcome measures to assess balance and fall risk will be reviewed along with a comprehensive assessment. The majority of the course will then focus on interventions, and using evidence-based practice as a foundation, which can be utilized in a variety of settings. This course will provide multiple types and variations of interventions to provide all therapists with innovative and challenging interventions.

COMPREHENSIVE CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT IN SPORTS MEDICINE

Instructor: John Dean, PT, SCS, ATC
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

Concussion injuries are receiving considerable attention in the media causing concern for athletes, parents, and sport program administrators. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 – 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. Concussions account for up to 5% of all sports injuries. This webinar will use recent literature to provide participants the most current understanding of concussion injury. The causes and risk factors of concussion injuries will be explored. An overview of the best practices will be presented including sideline identification, diagnosis, treatment, practice restrictions, and safe return to participation. The webinar will utilize results from published and ongoing research examining mild traumatic brain injury outcomes for patients.

CONCUSSION RELATED DIZZINESS

Instructor: Travis Edwards, PT
Contact: 800.785.1855, Email
About the Event

This course is designed to educate the learner on dizziness related to Post-concussion syndrome. It will cover basic physiology, factors that increase the risk of concussion, co-morbidities causing dizziness that can occur with a concussion and tests to identify them, as well as treatment options. Also, it is designed to help the therapist understand the difference between outcomes and treatment durations for this population as compared to populations suffering from peripheral vestibular disorders only.

Current Concussion Evaluation and Treatment Approaches

Instructor: Elizabeth Georgelos, PT, MS, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based intermediate course provides the clinician with the tools necessary to evaluate and treat the many symptoms associated with the concussion patient. The pathophysiology of a concussion and its associated symptoms is presented from medical, neuropsychological and therapeutic perspectives. Through this team approach, you will learn to identify red flags, develop proper communication skills, and in turn, promote patient compliance throughout the rehabilitation process. This will enhance the patient’s overall ability to understand the process of recovery and the importance of team/family involvement for successful outcomes.

Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Impairments in Children

Instructor: Jennifer Braswell-Christy, PT, PhD; Rose Marie Rine PT, PhD
Contact: (904) 762-8419, Email
About the Event

This basic level course provides an overview of evidence based practice addressing balance impairments in children. Balance ability is a prerequisite of motor development and impacts functional abilities. The purpose of this course is to present current evidence on evaluation and treatment of balance impairments in children using a systems approach. The course includes 3 units:

1) Review of systems approach and the systems involved in postural control and balance

2) Examination and evaluation of balance

3) Intervention targeted on system impairments

Material is presented in an interactive, dynamic format that enables the learner to progress, self-paced through the material.

EVIDENCE-BASED ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONAL BALANCE AND STRENGTH IN THE GERIATRIC REHABILITATION

Instructor: Nicole Dawson, PT, PhD, GCS
Contact: 800.785.1855
About the Event

Sixty-two percent of adults 65 years and older have limitations with basic or complex activities. Older adults can pose unique challenges for clinicians due to their sedentary lifestyle and potential for complex medical history. Rehabilitation professionals are experts in movement science and should play an integral role in prescription of appropriate physical activity to ensure maximal levels of success with older adults. In order to do this, a thorough functional assessment is necessary to identify the impairments that are most likely causing the activity limitation or participation restriction. The course content will provide you with a better understanding of the available evidence-based functional assessment tools available to evaluate your patient for strength or balance deficits affecting their functional status.

Fall Prevention and Balance Restoration for Seniors

Instructor: Stephen Barbuto, DPT, OCS, COMT, ATC, CSCS
About the Event

Stephen Barbuto's Fall Prevention and Balance Restoration for Seniors Course will teach you how to rehabilitate your patient after falls, and prevent falls from happening. This course will change your thinking about fall prevention and balance by delving into fall statistics and the startling cost of falls. You will also learn the best evaluation tests for your patients struggling with balance, and you will be lead through balance progressions and strategies, tests and techniques to help your patients succeed and regain their balance.

Helping your patients with dizziness: Is it BPPV?

Instructor: Lisa Farrell PT, PhD; Rose Marie Rine PT, PhD
Contact: (904) 762-8419, Email
About the Event

This basic level course provides an overview of evidence based practice addressing dizziness, specifically the identification of BPPV in these patents. Material is organized in four sections:

1) Introduction to include Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System and incidence of BPPV

2) Evaluation and treatment for BPPV of the posterior semicircular canal

3) Other forms of BPPV

4) Factors for success

Additional resources for vestibular rehabilitation materials, to include references within juried, peer reviewed journals, are provided.

Introduction to Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

Instructor: Rose Marie Rine PT, PhD
Contact: (904) 762-8419, Email
About the Event

This basic level course provides an overview of evidence based practice addressing vestibular related impairments in children. Material is organized in 3 units: 1) Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System: basis for evaluation and intervention in children 2) Evaluation of Vestibular Function in Children 3) Intervention for Impairments Related to Vestibular Dysfunction in children Additional resources for vestibular rehabilitation materials, to include references within juried, peer reviewed journals, will be provided.

NEW ADVANCED VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION: COMPLETE ONLINE SERIES

Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, Ph.D
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Evidence based online courses from international expert Richard Clendaniel are recorded live at his Vestibular Series; Advanced BPPV, Cervicogenic Dizziness, What to do when It’s Not BPPV; Challenging Vestibular Disorders Including Post-concussion Syndrome. These are recommended for individuals who have experience with or who have previously taken a two day course in vestibular rehabilitation. Includes downloadable handouts and access for an entire year.

Take the complete series or the individual sessions.

 

Contact:  Education Resources, Inc., 508-359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside, MA)

Treatment Approaches for the Neurological Progression of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease

Instructor: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

This course provides information on the specific neurological diseases processes of Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Muscular Dystrophy. Top neurologists specializing in Multiple Sclerosis will share information concerning the results from current research and clinical studies for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Evidenced based research results will enable the clinician to understand the underlying mechanism of this disease process, diagnostic tools currently being utilized, medications and the importance of therapy and the future of MS treatments. Case presentations of patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s, MS and Muscular Dystrophy will provide the clinician with the ability to observe common patterns seen with patients that are characteristic of each of these neurological diseases. The clinician will have the opportunity to get first hand information from the patients on their description of what it is like to be diagnosed with their neurological disease and the limitations and challenges they have encountered. Therapists will identify the appropriate assessment tools and measurement scales utilized for each disease and apply them to their rehab program. This will provide the clinician with the tools needed to effectively develop a program while maximizing the energy efficiency of their patients.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Evaluation and Treatment

Instructor: Barry Morgan, PT
Contact: 800-300-5512, Email
About the Event

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the interaction between the body’s multisensory systems and the complexities of the relationship between the systems to maintain vestibular function and balance.
    • Describe the importance of therapy for identifying the root cause (s) of vestibular dysfunction and developing a proper treatment program to improve symptoms and function.
    • Discuss the importance of central testing and understand how to sequence the testing in a comprehensive evaluation.
    • Perform specific oculomotor and vestibular function testing and understand the implications of the findings. To Include:
      • Neutral primary gaze position test
      • Eccentric Gaze Holding Test
      • Ocular ROM/Mobility/Motility test
      • Smooth Pursuit Test
      • Saccadic eye movement test
      • Vergence test
      • Optokinetic nystagmus test
      • Vestibulo-ocular reflex test(slow)
      • Cross cover test
      • Head thrust test/head impulse test(HIT)
      • Head shake test(HST)
      • Vestibulo-ocular cancellation testing
      • FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF COURSE OBJECTIVES, VISIT http://www.healthclick.com

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced Concepts and Case Studies

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (206) 216-5003, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will utilize a case study format. Cases will encompass peripheral vestibular loss, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and central vestibular dysfunction. The course will include instruction in relevant anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, examination techniques/interpretation, differential diagnosis, and canalith repositioning maneuvers. Segments of this course will include expanded instruction regarding treatment design for vestibular loss and special considerations and “red flags”. The material will be presented in a lecture/lab format with video case studies.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Case Studies, Rehabilitative Treatment Design and Advanced Concepts

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (206) 216-5003, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will utilize a case study format. Cases will encompass peripheral vestibular loss, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and central vestibular dysfunction. The course will include instruction in relevant anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, examination techniques/interpretation, differential diagnosis, and canalith repositioning maneuvers. Segments of this course will include expanded instruction regarding treatment design for vestibular loss and special considerations and “red flags”. The material will be presented in a lecture/lab format with video case studies.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Identification and Management of BPPV

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (206) 216-5003, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The course will include instruction in relevant anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, examination techniques, canalith repositioning maneuvers and management guidelines. The material will be presented in a lecture/lab format with video case studies. The course is intended to enhance the clinician’s ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of canalith repositioning maneuvers. Practical application to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Office Examination of the Vestibular System

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (206) 216-5003, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course by Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS, will address the clinician’s ability to evaluate the patient with dizziness for vestibular dysfunction. The course will include instruction in relevant anatomy and physiology review, pathophysiology, and bedside/office examination techniques. The material will be presented in a lecture/lab format with video case studies. The course is intended to enhance the clinician’s capability to recognize unilateral vs. bilateral vestibular loss, BPPV and central etiology dizziness. Practical application to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Vestibular Disorders

Instructor: Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: (206) 216-5003, Email
About the Event

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the recognition and management options of vestibular system disorders. The material will be presented in a lecture format with video case studies. The course is intended to enhance the clinician’s ability to determine the appropriateness of vestibular rehabilitation and identify indications for further medical/diagnostic consultation.

Pathophysiology of vestibular symptoms in children

February 5 - December 31, 2019
MA
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Common diagnoses, signs, and symptoms involving the vestibular system are discussed and include vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, ototoxicity, Meniere’s Disease, cochlear implants, cranial trauma, migraine headaches, whiplash, among other issues. Learn how trauma such as mTBI can be differentiated into central, peripheral, cervical, or a combination of all three and present differently in children. Therapists should consider vestibular screening in any child who has motor delays, clumsiness, hearing loss and difficulty with reading. Red flags for referral are discussed.

Pediatric Vestibular Screening and Assessment: Evaluation and Testing

February 5 - December 31, 2019
MA
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Best practices to evaluate and assess the child with vestibular symptoms is covered because children often present differently from adults. The instructor demonstrates how to perform a physical exam and what to observe in the clinic and on the field following a possible concussion. She demonstrates basic screening techniques for cervical, vestibular and ocular pathology following concussion. Dizziness and the autonomic nervous system, OI (Orthostatic Intolerance), POTs, (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) including activity and exercise intolerance and various assessments/tests such as the VAT, Modified VBI test and the ocular motor exam are demonstrated as well as BPPV Testing and the Dix-Hallpike test. How each of these diagnoses affect performances in school and sports is stressed.

Practical Treatment Techniques to Improve Function and Participation for the Child with Vestibular Symptoms (includes lab)

February 5 - December 31, 2019
MA
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Learn effective, evidence-based treatment strategies and symptom relief techniques, with functional outcomes and school considerations in mind. The promotion of healthy habits in children, as well as a practical and effective home exercise program (HEP) are discussed. Pediatric treatments to improve ocular motor skills, BPPV symptoms, and postural instability, including cervical proprioception retraining are provided. Strategies to alleviate symptoms of dizziness, motion sickness and chronic pain are covered as well. Group case studies concerning complex issues are presented by the group.

Understanding the Unique Aspects of the vestibular system in children and adolescents

February 5 - December 31, 2019
MA
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email
About the Event

Children’s vestibular systems differ from adults in both anatomy, physiology and the functional difficulties associated because the vestibular system impacts the development of ocular motor responses, spatial perception, body awareness, attention, memory, balance, and mental imagery. This session focuses on an evidence-based functional anatomy review that is applicable to treatment. Maturation of the child’s vestibular system into an adulthood is discussed along with the development of vestibular reflexes and central processing implications. The instructor covers functional impairments, and the epidemiology of vestibular issues in children. Quality of life issues as they relate to children in school, home and play environments will be discussed.

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent

February 5 - December 31, 2019
MA
Instructor: Inger Brueckner
Contact: 1-800-487-6530, Email

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