Course Location

Brooks Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic – Osceola
1172 W Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida 34741

Course Description:
This course provides valuable information to the participant as it relates to the assessment, examination, treatment intervention and potential outcomes for those individuals who present with a vestibular dysfunction. Foundational concepts and advanced clinical topics will include an anatomical review, pathophysiology, clinical examination, review of vestibular function testing, outcome measures, treatment principles and planning, pharmacological management of dizzy patients, review the interface between anxiety and dizziness and central and peripheral vestibular disorders. This course will include didactic information as well as extensive labs to practice examination and treatments for vestibular dysfunction.

Course Objectives:
After this course, PT/OT participants will be able to:

1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
2. Describe the pathophysiology of common vestibular disorders
3. List the most common diagnoses/causes of vestibular dysfunction
4. Recognize the clinical presentation of the most common causes of vestibular
dysfunction including
a. History/Subjective Complaints
b. Objective Tests and Measures
5. Correctly perform common vestibular/balance objective measures including
a. Dix Hallpike and Roll Test
b. Oculomotor Exam
c. Head Thrust Test
d. Dynamic Visual Acuity
e. Functional Gait Assessment
6. Identify peripheral, central and non-vestibular causes of dizziness
7. Understand the compensation process following a vestibular disorder
8. Prescribe appropriate rehabilitation programs to address compensation for
vestibular dysfunction including HEP’s, patient education and ways to progress
treatment
9. Accurately assess and perform appropriate canalith repositioning maneuvers for the
various forms of BPPV
10. Identify red flags and when to refer for further diagnostic testing

 

After this course, PTA/OTA participants will be able to:

1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
2. Describe the pathophysiology of common vestibular disorders
3. List the most common diagnoses/causes of vestibular dysfunction
4. Recognize the clinical presentation of the most common causes of vestibular
dysfunction including
a. History/Subjective Complaints
b. Objective Tests and Measures
5. Understand the testing procedures and findings from common vestibular/balance
objective measures including
a. Dix Hallpike and Roll Test
b. Oculomotor Exam
c. Head Thrust Test
d. Dynamic Visual Acuity
e. Functional Gait Assessment
6. Understand peripheral, central and non-vestibular causes of dizziness
7. Understand the compensation process following a vestibular disorder
8. Understand treatment progressions/updates to address compensation for vestibular
dysfunction including HEP’s and patient education
9. Identify red flags and when to refer for further diagnostic testing

Contact Hours:
This course has been approved for 18 contact hours by the following boards:
• Florida Physical Therapy Association
• Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test

Intended Audience:

The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT) and Occupation and Occupational Therapy (OT) practitioners.

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details at Brooksihl.org. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email CEU@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

Course Education Level: Advanced

Enrollment:
If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.