Vestibular Rehab I: 3 Hours (.3 CEUs)


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Course Description:

Dizziness is a common complaint made by patients to healthcare providers, physicians and physical therapists included. Dizziness symptoms can significantly alter a patient’s life, many times leading to functional disability and depression. The vestibular system is implicated in a large percentage of dizziness cases. Knowledge of the vestibular system, vestibular system dysfunction, and vestibular rehabilitation is essential in today’s healthcare environment. This introductory course will lay a foundation for understanding dizziness, the physical therapist’ role in examination, and the basic anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system.

Course Outline

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Part I Outline

Audio lecture with course

1. Differential diagnosis of dizziness
2. Classification system for dizziness
3. Basic vestibular anatomy
4. Basic vestibular physiology
5. Vestibular system and postural control, Summary, CE Test

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the physical therapist’s role in the differential diagnosis of dizziness
  • Discuss the classification system for dizziness
  • Understand basic vestibular anatomy and physiology
  • Identify how the vestibular system contributes to postural control

Presenter: Paul G. Vidal, DPT, MHSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Paul specializes in manual physical therapy examination and treatment of spinal disorders and in vestibular rehabilitation, treating patients with inner-ear related disorders (eg: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuritis/labrynthitis). He earned his Herdman certificate of achievement in vestibular rehabilitation through Emory University School of Medicine. He also treats patients who have sustained a concussion with post-concussion rehabilitation. Paul serves as a guest lecturer to several Philadelphia area Physical Therapy programs teaching general orthopedics, manual physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and medical screening. Paul has published several peer-review articles on the topic of dizziness and often presents at state and national conferences.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Take Course $49
30 days unlimited access