Winter Conference CE: 2 Courses to Choose From:
1. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo & Dizziness: New diagnosis advances and PT management
Presented by Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA
13.5 Contact Hours, MT category A
Full Course information can be found by scrolling down below.
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Provisions include a light continental breakfast including coffee, lunch at the business meeting.
Accommodations and Conference Site:
Copper King Hotel and Convention Center. Please request MAPTA room block by calling 406-565-5001. Special rate of $109 for single/double. This rate and block expires on December 31, 2018. We will do our best to extend this into January, but please book early.
February 1, 2019, 6pm. Copper King Hotel.
Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the CE site. Lunch is included for those registered for the course. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online). Please send agenda items to the office or President Jay Shaver by Jan. 12, 2019. Final agenda will be posted on our website by Jan. 23, 2019.
MAPTA reserves the right to refuse/cancel an event registration. If MAPTA refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a full refund.
Registration Cancellation by Participant:
- Cancellations will be accepted in writing via fax, email, or mail.
- A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld when cancellation occurs up to ten days prior to the start of the event; 50% refund if cancelled 2-10 days prior; 25% refund if cancelled 0-1 day prior.
10% Discount for 3 or more APTA Member PTs/PTAs from one clinic. Fees for all persons must be made with one payment. No exceptions. Credit will not be provided at a later date. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.
Students may take any classroom course for only $99. Courses in which we need to limit numbers or labs do not apply. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.
Lifetime members may take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.
7:00 - 8:00am Professional Issues Forum
8:00am - 12noon Course with break
12noon - 2:00pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon
2:00pm - 5:30pm Course with break
6:00pm Join us for reception and no host dinner at a Butte establishment to be announced at a later date.
8:000am - 12noon Course with break
12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00pm - 4:00pm Course with break
About the course:
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo & Dizziness: New diagnosis advances and PT management
Dizziness is the number one cause of office visits to physicians for patients over the age of 65. The most common cause of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). In one study of older adults, 1 out of 10 persons presenting to the clinic for other medical conditions had undiagnosed BPPV. The persons with BPPV also had a higher incidence of recent reported falls. BPPV can be seen post-operatively or after a fall. Falls and dizziness are also a leading cause of hospital admissions with high rates of mortality and morbidity. As rehabilitation professionals, we are often called on to treat persons with balance and/or dizziness impairments. How can we determine if the problem is medical, mechanical, or from the often-misdiagnosed problem of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo? This course will provide you with the tools to be able to differentially diagnosis what conditions are within your scope of practice and which patients should be referred for additional follow-up care. In addition, the program will provide hands on practice and differential diagnosis skills for identifying both peripheral and central vestibular disorders. All participants will have an opportunity to practice evaluation techniques and interventions for the treatment of BPPV and other vestibular disorders.
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system and how it relates to pathology and function.
- Begin to differentiate between peripheral and central vestibular disorders.
- Perform various evaluation techniques specific to the patient with dizziness and those at risk for falling.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
- Treat BPPV (posterior and horizontal canals).
- Discuss cases that demonstrate typical and atypical presentations of persons with BPPV in order to differentiate what is BPPV from other problems that can present in your clinic
- Describe and utilize some of the newest technology for the treatment of persons with vestibular disorders
7am MAPTA Professional Issues Forum (not part of the CE Course). Topics to be announced at a later date.
8:00-8:30am Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology
8:30-10:15 Differencing central from peripheral vestibular disorders
10:30-12:00 Differential diagnosis of BPPV
12:00-2:00pm MAPTA Business Meeting and Luncheon
2:00-4:00 Differential diagnosis of BPPV
4:15-5:30 Lab Session: Practice of the Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers for Posterior, Anterior and Horizontal Canal BPPV
8:00-10:00 Lab Session: Practice of the Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers for Posterior, Anterior and Horizontal Canal BPPV
10:15-12:00 Cases of persons presenting to an outpatient orthopedic or neurologic clinic with BPPV and their management
12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00-2:30 Update on advances in the treatment of people presenting with balance and dizziness problems as their chief complaint (low and high tech)
2:45-4:00 Interesting cases – how to treat and clinical decision making
About the Speaker
Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and in the Department of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. She works at the Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) Vestibular Rehabilitation practice at the Eye and Ear Building within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has published over 120 papers that are referenced on Medline and has written over 35 book chapters, primarily in the area of functional balance assessment and vestibular rehabilitation. Dr. Whitney is past President of the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She was a member of the first BPPV guideline task for of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the vestibular hypofunction CPG group for the Academy of Neurologic PT.