Clinical application of Vestibular Rehabilitation: Understanding the basics

This course is postponed until 2019

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Franklin Pierce University
670 N Commercial St
Suite 301
Manchester, New Hampshire03101
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6 CEHs

This workshop is intended to enhance the clinician’s ability to assess, understand, diagnose and plan appropriate skilled intervention as it relates to Vestibular rehabilitation for a variety of common vestibular disorders. Instruction will focus on review and analysis of relevant topics including easy to understand- anatomy and physiology of vestibular system, assessment of vestibular disorders, and rehabilitation with appropriate treatment strategies including adaptation, substitution, habituation exercise, BPPV assessment and treatment. Using hands on lab for oculomotor assessment and positional test, emphasis will be on utilizing current evidence based research to guide objective assessments and use results to develop effective treatment plan. This workshop is applicable to both clinicians without vestibular experience while maintaining the interest and expanding the clinical skills of the more experienced vestibular rehabilitation clinician.

Benefits to attending

  • Understand anatomy and physiology related to normal and abnormal functioning of vestibular system

  • Objective vestibular and oculomotor assessments using hands on lab

  • Understand Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, choosing clinical tests and effective treatment using hands on lab for BPPV

  • Understand treatment options and effectively identify appropriateness of vestibular rehabilitation.




8:00-9:00 AM Role of the Vestibular System

Anatomy and Physiology of the vestibular system

9:00-9:10                    Break

9:10- 10:00      Pathophysiology of Unilateral and Bilateral Vestibular Disorders

10:00-10:30               Oculomotor Lab

10:30-11:30      Assessment and Treatment of BPPV


Differentiating canilithiasis from cupulolithiasis

Assessment for posterior and lateral semicircular canal

Canalith repositioning maneuver

11:30- 12:00   Lab

12:00-1:00     Lunch

1:00-2:00      Differential diagnosis and focused assessment (Case)

2:00-3:00       Vestibular rehabilitation

Treatment options

Dosage and Frequency

3:00                            Adjourn


Speaker bio:

Naseem is a practicing Physical Therapist for over 20 years. She is a board certified Neuro Clinical Specialist and a Vestibular specialist. She leads the Center's Neuro care team and runs brace clinic in Concord. She is also a course developer and course instructor and teaches continuing education course through Summit Professionals for stroke recovery and vestibular rehabilitation. Naseem is an adjunct faculty for Doctor in Physical Therapy program at University of Massachusetts, Lowell and MGH Institute of Health Professions. Naseem is an active member of APTA and holds a vice chair position at APTA Neuro SIG of MA. She is also a certified Clinical Instructor.
Professional Achievements include recipient of Partners in excellence team award, Safety Hero award, poster presentation at APTA NEXT Boston 2017, Presentation at APTA MA chapter conference and multiple invited presentations at concussion conferences in MA.



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