Each year over 8 million physician and emergency room visits are attributed to complaints of dizziness and imbalance.
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) September 29, 2012
Each year over 8 million physician and emergency room visits are attributed to complaints of dizziness and imbalance. Symptoms of vestibular disorders can vary greatly from one person to the next and the population range can vary as much as the symptoms. As our population ages many more people will be seeking medical assistance for dizziness and imbalance or injuries due to these complaints. Soldiers returning from combat with post blast or post concussion injuries often have underlying vestibular disorders. Many people cannot explain their symptoms and their complaints can range from light-headedness to being clumsy. The ability for clinicians to perform screening tests for differential diagnosis is critical for the future health and well being of their patients. Only 8% of suspected BBPV patients will have a proper diagnosis prior coming to a therapist. Will you be able to differentiate the symptoms and underlying causes?
This two day intermediate physical therapy continuing education course course will provide the attending practitioner, intermediate level algorithmic problem solving skills needed to evaluate and treat dizziness and imbalance. A major emphasis of the physical therapy vestibular course will be placed on how to develop differential diagnosis skills when performing a comprehensive evaluation for a variety of vestibular diagnoses. Significant time will also be focusing on developing an effective adaptable progressive plan of care with successful outcomes. A variety of current patient case studies will be thoroughly evaluated to assist with putting all the information together in a practical manner. Integrative hands-on labs are interspersed throughout both days and will allow participants to practice and easily apply evaluation techniques and treatment strategies to their clinical repertoire. This PT and OT vestibular continuing education course will prepare the clinician to evaluate and treat with minimal equipment. However, current market availability of equipment and the correct utilization of advanced technology will be discussed.
This course is offered to Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who are currently working with this population. Clinicians currently working with this population are encouraged to attend this course.
This course is available on the Healthclick online physical therapy continuing education course learning system in 2013.
This course will be presented in:
Florida on April 6-7, 2013 at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
New Jersey on June 8-9, 2013 at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey
This course is approved for PT, OT, PTA licensed in the State of Florida and New Jersey. BOC approval P2047.