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Course Description: This course will focus on examination and intervention for individuals with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes using essential evidence-based tests and measures. The course will highlight management of
This course will focus on examination and intervention for individuals with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes using essential evidence-based tests and measures. The course will highlight management of several vestibular pathologies including a review of anatomy and discussion of examination and interventions for each vestibular disorder. Specific emphasis of the course will be on the management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, unilateral peripheral hypofunction, bilateral vestibular hypofunction, and other common vestibular disorders. Case study presentations and hands-on lab components will facilitate the learners’ experience. This course is intended for individuals with a general knowledge of vestibular anatomy and physiology and common vestibular disorders.
At completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the differences between normal and abnormal vestibular pathology and how it correlates to a clinical examination and interventions.
- Demonstrate tests and measures that are appropriate for vestibular pathology (peripheral vestibular hypofunction, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and bilateral vestibular hypofunction) and apply results to create a comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation program.
- Refine skills needed to create a patient-specific evidence-based rehabilitation program to help persons with vestibular pathology optimize their recovery.
Sponsored by the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program at A.T. Still University, Department of Physical Therapy
Jamie Kuettel, PT, DPT, Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
Jamie is an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at A.T. Still University. She is a board certified clinical specialist in both neurology and geriatrics through the ABPTS and has received her rehab certification in vestibular rehab through the Dr. Herdman vestibular course. She has actively practiced and treated patients with vestibular disorders and dizziness over the past 12 years.
Jason Karstens, PT, DPT, Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Jason is an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at A.T. Still University and Director of the A.T. Still University Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. He is a board certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy and has been treating individuals with vestibular and generalized dizziness symptoms since 2017 in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
7:30 Continental breakfast
8:00-10:00 Vestibular Anatomy, Physiology, and Examination
10:15-12:00 BPPV and lab practice
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on own)
1:00-2:00 Unilateral Hypofunction Assessment and Treatment
2:15-3:00 Bilateral Hypofunction Assessment and Treatment
3:00-4:00 Migraines, Meniere’s Disease, Visual Vertigo, Motion Sensitivity
4:00-5:00 Case Studies
Intended audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists
Participants should have a general knowledge of vestibular anatomy and physiology and common vestibular disorders.
CEUs awarded: 7.5 0.75 CEU
Questions: Jason Karstens email@example.com
(Saturday) 7:30 am - 5:00 pm AZ time
ATSU - Mesa Campus
5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206
Neurologic Physical Therapy ResidencyJason Karstens, firstname.lastname@example.org 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206
Overview/Objectives of Course The knee is the most common site of lower extremity injury in persons who are physically active. Despite the high number of knee injuries seen in
Overview/Objectives of Course
The knee is the most common site of lower extremity injury in persons who are physically active. Despite the high number of knee injuries seen in orthopedic practice, evaluation and treatment programs remain highly variable and are often without scientific backing. The purpose of this course is to critically assess current approaches to the management of common knee disorders through review of research findings and practical clinical experience. Course participants will receive a thorough review of the clinical biomechanics of the tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joint, as well as an overview of the entire lower kinetic chain as it relates to knee dysfunction. Emphasis will be placed on current research in the areas of injury biomechanics, treatment approaches and injury prevention strategies. Implications for return to sport decisions following knee injury/surgery will be addressed.
Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:
- Describe the influence of abnormal lower extremity mechanics on knee pain and injury.
- Describe a functional assessment of the lower quarter for persons who have knee pain
- Describe the scientific and clinical rationale behind the development of an exercise program for the treatment of knee pain and common knee injuries.
8:00-8:30 Introductions & course overview
8:30-10:00 Lower extremity mechanics and knee injury
10:30-12:00 Functional assessment of the lower quarter:
1:00-2:30 Hip and knee strengthening for Knee Pain: Biomechanical considerations
2:45-4:30 Exercise interventions for knee pain
4:30-5:00 Summary & Adjourn
About the Presenter
Christopher M. Powers is a Professor and Associate Chair in the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy at USC. He also has joint appointments in the Departments of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery within the Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Powers is currently Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory and the Director of the Program in Biokinesiology at USC. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1984, his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Biokinesiology in 1996 from USC. Dr. Powers did his post-doctoral training at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Powers’ research and teaching interests relate to the biomechanical aspects of human movement. More specifically, his research focuses on how altered kinematics, kinetics, and muscular actions contribute to lower extremity injury. He is particularly interested in the pathomechanics underlying knee and patellofemoral joint dysfunction. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles and has received several research awards from the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the Orthopaedic Section, the Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, the Dorothy Briggs Scientific Inquiry Award and the Helen J Hislop Award for contributions to the professional literature.
Dr. Powers is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. He also is a member of the American Society for Biomechanics, American Society for Testing and Measures, and the North American Society for Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis
CEUs awarded: 0.8 or 8 contact hours
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZ time
ATSU - Mesa Campus
5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206
Physical Therapy Departmentjoannepelton@atsu.edu | 480-265-8035