North American Seminars Introduces a Responsible CME Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course on Vestibular Rehabilitation Presented Nov 2-3, 2013 in San Ramon, CA

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North American Seminars' Responsible CME program combines live hands-on training and online interactive training. An Algorithmic-Based Treatment Approach to Vestibular Dysfunction will be presented on November 2-3, 2013 in San Ramon, CA.

Responsible CME

Live and Online Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses

Combining live training and interactive online/DVD training, An Algorithmic-Based Treatment Approach to Vestibular Dysfunction presents a physical therapist with the vestibular physical therapy continuing education course experience.

Combining live training and interactive online/DVD training, An Algorithmic-Based Treatment Approach to Vestibular Dysfunction presents a physical therapist with the ultimate vestibular physical therapy continuing education course experience. The North American Seminars responsible for CME programs focuses on developing physical therapists' hands on skill with both live training and online/DVD course work. The physical therapy continuing education course focuses on specific techniques discussed in the live course. This online PT continuing education course focuses on:

  • Performing specific oculomotor and vestibular function testing and understand the implications of the findings. This includes:

Neutral primary gaze postion test
Eccentric Gaze Holding Test
Ocular ROM/Mobility/Motility test
Smooth Pursuit Test
Saccadic eye movement test
Vergence test
Optokinetic nystagmus test
Vestibulo-ocular reflex test(slow)
Cross cover test
Head thrust test/head impulse test(HIT)
Head shake test(HST)
Vestibulo-ocular cancellation testing

  • Observing and applying progressive treatment strategies for various diagnoses.
  • Applying information gathered from detailed history, evaluations and tests and develop appropriate algorithmic plans of care.
  • Recognizing nystagmal variations and assist in the correct diagnosis and treatment in vestibular disorders, especially BPPV and its variant resistant forms.
  • Performing specific BPPV tests (such as Dix-Hallpike, Sermount Manuever, Gufoni Manuever, Forced Prolonged Positioning) and decide appropriate treatment options including traditional and newly emerging alternative treatment options. Sample movies and detail on the online PT continuing education course can be found at http://www.healthclick.com/courses/nas220.php.

The live vestibular physical therapy continuing education course focuses on the following:

  • Review the anatomy of the vestibular system.
  • Understand how balance and movement information is processed.
  • Describe the various dizziness and imbalance diagnoses and understand how they affect the vestibular system.
  • Recognize the different mechanisms available for recovery (compensation, adaptation, substitution) and how they can be utilized to prescribe effective progressive plans for this population.
  • Perform proficient evaluations of oculomotor, vestibular and balance function.
  • Apply information gathered from detailed history, evaluations and tests and develop appropriate algorithmic plans of care.
  • Recognize how to differentiate between migraine syndromes, migraine associated dizziness and if present with vestibular disorders, how to successfully manage their care.
  • Decipher the basic information available from advanced diagnostic testing including ENG, caloric testing, oculomotor testing and balance testing with posturography.
  • Recognize nystagmal variations and assist in the correct diagnosis and treatment in vestibular disorders, especially BPPV and its variant resistant forms.
  • Perform specific BPPV tests and decide appropriate treatment options including traditional and newly emerging alternative treatment options.
  • Explore emerging treatment ideas with regard to post concussion and post blast vestibular injuries in the soldier population receiving treatment in vestibular clinics across the country.

More details about the live continuing education course can be found at http://www.healthclick.com/courses/nas46.cfm.

The live PT continuing education seminar is approved for 15 hours of continuing education for physical therapists in California. The vestibular online continuing education course for PT is approved for 10 hrs for physical therapists in California. The entire live and online/DVD course can provide 25 hours of continuing education on vestibular rehabilitation evaluation and treatment.

This vestibular rehab program will be presented in the following locations:

October 26-27, 2013- Hudson Wisconsin at Hudson Hospital and Clinic - Wisconsin Approved
November 2-3, 2013- San Ramon, California at San Ramon Regional Medical Center - California Approved
November 9-10, 2013- Dallas, Texas at Methodist Medical Center Dallas - Texas Approved

These courses are approved for physical therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapy assistants in the states the course are presented. Additional information can be found at http://www.healthclick.com.

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