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ATSU Continuing Education
 

march, 2016

19mar8:00 am4:30 pmPhysical Therapy InterventionsFor Vestibular Disorders

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Event Details

Sponsored by the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program at A.T. Still University  in conjunction with the Physical Therapy Department in the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

Course Instructor: John Heick, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, NCS, SCS

Course Description: This evidence based course will expand your understanding of evaluation and interventions for patients with central and peripheral vestibular dysfunctions. An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system is necessary to help differentiate between peripheral and central origins of patient symptoms. The concentration of the course will be on common contributors of balance disorders of peripheral and central origins that is guided by what your staff treats. This will be enforced by lecture and laboratory sessions. This combination of lecture and lab will assist you in immediate application in the clinical setting.

Course Objectives:
1. The student will be introduced to vestibular rehabilitation with a focus in lab on examination and intervention of common vestibular dysfunctions.
2. The student will be able to state the relationship of the anatomical systems involved in maintaining balance such as somatosensation, vision, and the vestibular system.
3. The student should be able to explain the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system.
4. The student should be able to identify the examination findings that suggest appropriate vestibular rehabilitation procedures be initiated.
5. The student should be able to perform and give rationale for appropriate vestibular rehabilitation evaluation procedures.
6. The student will be able to identify major causes of vestibular system dysfunction.
7. The student will practice appropriate vestibular positional tests and interventions for common vestibular disorders.
8. The student will be able to state the difference between patient signs and symptoms of unilateral versus bilateral vestibular hypofunction.
9. The student will be able to identify the difference between canalolithiasis, cupulolithiasis & major causes of vestibular system dysfunction.
10. The student will be introduced to appropriate differentiation examination techniques to distinguish between central and peripheral vestibular disorders.

CEU courses and other post-professional programs offered at ATSU are not associated with the CAPTE accredited residential Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location

ATSU - Mesa Campus

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206

Organizer

Neurologic Physical Therapy ResidencyJason Karstens, jasonkarstens@atsu.edu 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206

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