The Evaluation & Treatment of Vestibular and Balance Disorders

*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nursing Home Administrators, Speech / Language Professionals

Description

A person’s ability to maintain upright posture is something we don’t think about until there is a problem. Yet, balance and vestibular impairments are seen in patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary dysfunction and encountered in all practice settings. Over the last several years research has provided a better understanding of the physiology of balance which has led to innovations in evaluation and treatment techniques for balance and vestibular impairments.

This course will provide a review of the physiology of the vestibular and balance systems, discuss evaluation tools for various patient populations, and demonstrate clinical treatment techniques for vestibular and balance disorders including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), migraine-related Vestibulopathy and cervicogenic dizziness.

The course format will include lecture, small group discussion, and laboratory sessions.

Speaker
Diane M. Wrisley, PT, PhD, NCS
Director of Post-Professional Programs
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Wingate University

This course has been approved by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy for Continuing Competence Activity.

Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.

Objectives

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular and balance systems
  • Understand the pathophysiology of common disorders of the vestibular system
  • Perform differential diagnosis of common vestibular disorders
  • Perform an appropriate examination for individuals with vestibular dysfunction
  • Evaluate and treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Perform appropriate treatments for common disorders of the vestibular system
  • Demonstrate balance evaluation and treatment techniques for various patient populations
  • Discuss current research in support of balance training

Contact

Chanyne C Cupil, BS, 704-512-6523

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Diane M Wrisley, PT, PhD, NCS
Date(s)
Sep 9 - 30, 2017
Check-In Time
7:30 AM
Credit
0.80 - CEU
8.00 - Contact Hours
8.00 - NCBPTE Contact Hours
8.00 - NCBOT Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Description
A person’s ability to maintain upright posture is something we don’t think about until there is a problem. Yet, balance and vestibular impairments are seen in patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary dysfunction and encountered in all practice settings. Over the last several years research has provided a better understanding of the physiology of balance which has led to innovations in evaluation and treatment techniques for balance and vestibular impairments. This course will provide a review of the physiology of the vestibular and balance systems, discuss evaluation tools for various patient populations, and demonstrate clinical treatment techniques for vestibular and balance disorders including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), migraine-related Vestibulopathy and cervicogenic dizziness. The course format will include lecture, small group discussion, and laboratory sessions. Speaker Diane M. Wrisley, PT, PhD, NCS Director of Post-Professional Programs Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Wingate University This course has been approved by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy for Continuing Competence Activity. Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Sep 9, 2017
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$150.00
Pre-Registration (Before September 1, 2017) Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Credits
0.80
CEU
8.00
Contact Hours
8.00
NCBOT Contact Hours
8.00
NCBPTE Contact Hours