Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 05, 2014
Physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants, nurses, physician assistants, neurologists, otolaryngologists, and emergency room professionals can advance their differential diagnosis skills while earning five continuing education credits on demand.
This course will focus on the assessment and treatment of one cause of vertigo, cervicogenic dizziness, and how to distinguish it from central vestibular deficits. Through lecture, case studies, demonstrations and extensive directed lab practice, participants will enhance their skills in vestibular rehabilitation. It is recommended for individuals who have had experience with or have previously taken a two day course in vestibular rehabilitation.
While dizziness due to cervicogenic causes can occur at any age, symptoms of dizziness are the number three reason individuals over 65 seek medical attention. It is the number one reason individuals over the age of 70 seek care. Dr. Clendaniel's session enables participants to perform the appropriate treatments for signs and symptoms associated with cervicogenic dysfunction and modify these treatments appropriately given the complexity of the patient.
Amanda Castro, physical therapist, shared, "Great course! Dr. Clendaniel does a great job with putting all of the pieces together. I've gained confidence with treating vestibular patients, and correctly identifying a multitude of pathologies."
Richard Clendaniel, PT, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Community & Family Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, he was on faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, where he was director of the Vestibular Rehabilitation program. He sits on the advisory board of the Vestibular Rehabilitation Association (VEDA) and maintains an active practice evaluating and treating patients with vestibular disorders and dizziness. His primary research is in the normal function of the vestibular system and the plasticity of the vestibular system following injury.
Education Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of evidence-based continuing education for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, assistants, educators and other health care professionals. For over 25 years, Education Resources Inc. and its esteemed faculty have educated therapists around the world on the latest topics applicable to clinicians practicing across the entire continuum of care as well as school-based therapists. Education Resources, Inc. is co-owned by two physical therapists and is based in Massachusetts.