Dizziness & Balance Rehab Clinic Online Courses 2020
About this event
All of the online courses are live streamed with opportunities to ask questions and discuss content. A moderator (Vestibular Rehab PT) will be available on each course unless indicated otherwise.
The courses will be recorded for future viewing with the exception of the videos that portray actual patients. The patient content will be viewed during the live streamed course but will not be recorded due to patient confidentiality issues.
Level 1 courses
No previous experience or courses necessary
Level 2 Courses
Those courses that are designated Level 2 assume an understanding of the fundamentals related to the topic discussed. Level 2 courses will not focus on Introductory Level 1 course material. Anyone is welcome to register but previous course(s) and/or clinical experience is recommended.
All course times are in Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, BC Canada).
Courses are listed in Canadian currency (you can pay online with a credit card)
Cancellation policy: Full refund at any time.
All prices below are inclusive of the GST (Goods & Services Tax)
1. A Brief Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation (1.5 hours)
Dizziness, vertigo, disequilibrium and imbalance are increasingly common symptoms reported by individuals during visits to their health care practitioners. Vestibular rehabilitation is a rapidly growing, evidence based area of practice that has proven to be safe and effective in the management of these symptoms. It has demonstrated efficacy in both peripheral vestibular disorders as well as many CNS disorders, including concussions, that cause dizziness. If you've been curious about vestibular rehabilitation and don't know much about it, then this short introductory course is for you.
Course fee: $15.75
2. Introduction to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): Level 1 course (2.5 hours)
BPPV is the most common cause of vertigo arising from the peripheral vestibular system. In most cases it can be resolved (put in remission) with a short maneuver conducted into clinic or at home. This course will discuss in detail the pathology of BPPV with an emphasis on the understanding the typical and atypical variants. Videos of nystagmus and case studies will be presented. Assessment and treatment techniques will be detailed including practical sessions with a model patient. Ample opportunity for questions and discussion. Course content and articles are available for download.
Course fee $105
3. Advanced Assessment & Management of BPPV: Level 2 course (2.5 hours)
During this session we will review briefly the material from the Introductory BPPV course. Following that, there will be a live practical demonstrations of the BPPV assessment and treatment interventions most commonly utilized. Differential diagnosis of BPPV vs CNS driven positional nystagmus and vertigo will be discussed. Beyond the basic BPPV course, enhanced assessment and treatment techniques will be presented. Lots of videos, case studies and complex patients. At the conclusion of this session, participants should feel up to date and competent in managing BPPV. Course content and articles are available for download.
Course fee: $131.25
2. Enhancing VOR Assessment & Gaze Stability exercises: Level 2 course (2 hours)
Assessing VOR function will be reviewed both in person and with virtual assessment protocols. The main emphasis will be on integrating the more recent evidence from the literature concerning how to increase the efficacy of our VOR adaptation exercises. For example, improvements in gaze stability reported by our clients at faster frequencies of head movement are typically not the result of improved VOR gain. If gaze stability exercises don’t improve the VOR, what is working to improve gaze stability? Download exercise programs, articles and course content.
Course fee: $105
4. Introductory Vestibular Rehabilitation course: Level 1 course (10 hours total)
There will be a recorded presentation on vestibular system function (approximately 1.25 hours) which can be viewed any time up to 1 week prior to the course. Viewing this presentation is required before the course.
Course fee: $504
Intro course Day 1 (5 hours)
A comprehensive introduction to the pathology, assessment and management of BPPV with videos, case studies and live practical demonstrations.
Intro course Day 2 (5 hours)
A discussion of vestibular system pathologies focusing on those dysfunctions that precipitate unilateral and bilateral vestibular hypofunction. Assessment and treatment interventions are presented. Videos, case studies and live practical demonstrations are included.
All the course materials, exercise programs, articles, assessment forms are provided and may be downloaded.
5. Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation: Level 2 course (6.5 hours)
This one day course is appropriate for therapists who have taken an introductory course and/or have had seem experience treating vestibular patients.
- A review of the assessment and treatment of BPPV, UVL and BVL clients
- Pathophysiology of selected otologic and non-otologic causes of dizziness not reviewed in detail during the introductory course. Examples: central dizziness, (migraine associated vertigo), and SCD. In particular, the role of vestibular rehab in concussion management will be presented
- Advances in the assessment and treatment of these pathologies as well as cervicogenic dizziness
- Videos of nystagmus and oculomotor findings
- A variety of case studies will be presented
- Review quiz
Course fee: $288.75
6. Managing Dizziness in Post Concussion Syndrome: Level 1/2 course (3 hours)
During this session we will review the role of visual and somatosensory input (cervical spine), along with the vestibular system in the context of sensory integration in the PCS client. How can we assess for cervicogenic dizziness and what treatment interventions can we apply? Assessment of the vision system is presented along with discussion on how to interpret the findings and provide treatment interventions when appropriate. Sensory integration dysfunctions, such as visual-vestibular mismatch, are relatively common in PCS clients. We will discuss how to assess and treat these challenging conditions. Case studies, patient videos and live practical sessions.
Exercise programs, assessment forms and articles provided.
Course fee: $157.50
This course assumes a solid background in basic vestibular rehabilitation assessment and treatment interventions. This is not a comprehensive concussion course. It specifically discusses
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