Physical Therapy: Examination and Treatment of Peripheral Vestibular Disorders, Updated

40.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to educate the practicing physical therapist on the management of patients with peripheral vestibular disorders in order to expand their current practice skill set into the subspecialty of vestibular rehabilitation. This will be accomplished through knowledge of functional anatomy of the vestibular system and current methods of evidence-based examination and the process of differential assessment to determine effective treatment of common peripheral vestibular disorders, or when referral is appropriate.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify the anatomy and peripheral vestibular physiology, and pathways underlying gaze stabilization and postural control.
2. Differentiate between the types of peripheral vestibular disorders.
3. Select appropriate examination measures based on patient report and presentation.
4. Design appropriate treatment interventions based on interpretation of examination findings.

About the Author:
Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, MS, received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from New York University in 1990, and MS and DPT degrees from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions with concentrations in balance disorders in older adults and clinical management of vestibular disorders. For the past 20 years, her clinical practice has focused on the geriatric population and rehabilitation of balance and vestibular disorders in both the skilled-nursing and outpatient settings. A certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist from Emory University and APTA Board-certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist, Ms. Hatch has authored publications on the topic of balance dysfunction and is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and the American Journal for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Hatch is currently the associate director of a post-professional DPT program at Shenandoah University and is in clinical practice.
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Examination and Treatment of Peripheral Vestibular Disorders, Updated

40.00
About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to educate the practicing physical therapist on the management of patients with peripheral vestibular disorders in order to expand their current practice skill set into the subspecialty of vestibular rehabilitation. This will be accomplished through knowledge of functional anatomy of the vestibular system and current methods of evidence-based examination and the process of differential assessment to determine effective treatment of common peripheral vestibular disorders, or when referral is appropriate.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify the anatomy and peripheral vestibular physiology, and pathways underlying gaze stabilization and postural control.
2. Differentiate between the types of peripheral vestibular disorders.
3. Select appropriate examination measures based on patient report and presentation.
4. Design appropriate treatment interventions based on interpretation of examination findings.

About the Author:
Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, MS, received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from New York University in 1990, and MS and DPT degrees from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions with concentrations in balance disorders in older adults and clinical management of vestibular disorders. For the past 20 years, her clinical practice has focused on the geriatric population and rehabilitation of balance and vestibular disorders in both the skilled-nursing and outpatient settings. A certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist from Emory University and APTA Board-certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist, Ms. Hatch has authored publications on the topic of balance dysfunction and is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and the American Journal for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Hatch is currently the associate director of a post-professional DPT program at Shenandoah University and is in clinical practice.