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Winter Conference 2015: Treating the Person with Dizziness, Susan Whitney DPT, PhD

  • 24-Jan-2015
  • 7:00 AM
  • 25-Jan-2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • Best Western Great Northern, Helena, MT

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Winter Conference 2015:
Treating the Person with Dizziness: What you need to know to get started
(Saturday and Sunday course);

Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA
12 Hours; 1.2 CEUs

Click here for the PDF Brochure.

Business Meeting
12:00m, January 24, Great Northern Hotel

Board Meeting
Jan. 23, 2015, 6pm. Great Northern Hotel

Agenda
Saturday: (detailed agenda available at course)
7:15am                    Registration and Continental Breakfast Available
8:00 - 12:15pm      Courses, with 15 min. break around 10am.
12:15pm - 2pm      Business Meeting and Lunch (provided)
2:00-5:00pm          Courses, with 15 min break.

Sunday:
(detailed agenda available at course)
7:30am                    Continental Breakfast Available
8:00 - 12:15pm      Courses, with 15 min. break around 10am.
12:15pm - 12:45 or 1:15pm Lunch, on own
post lunch - 3pm    Courses, with 15 min break


Accommodations:

Rooms can be reserved at the Best Western Great Northern.. Please call 406 457-5500. Please reference MAPTA  when making reservations. Room Block rate is $126 and expires on xxxx.

Course Information:

Treating the Person with Dizziness:  What you need to know to get started
 
The goal of this program is to enhance the physical therapists ability to diagnosis, examine, and intervene using sound evidence in persons presenting with dizziness and/or balance disorders.  Lab practice will be provided so that the practitioner has an opportunity to practice various skills commonly used when treating persons with vestibular dysfunction.  All participants should be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and should start to feel comfortable with the examination and intervention skills for persons presenting with vestibular dysfunction.  Cases will be discussed related to diagnosis and management of persons with vestibular disorders.
 
The goals of this presentation are to:

  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system with its peripheral and central connections and to be able to differentiate peripheral from central vestibular dysfunction
  • Understand the various tools that are used to help make the medical diagnosis in persons with vestibular disorders
  • Discuss evidence based management interventions regarding vestibular disorders
  • Recognize horizontal and posterior canal BPPV and to be able to effectively treat the condition
  • Be able to apply, when needed, various examination skills that are necessary to successfully evaluate a person with a balance or vestibular disorder.
  • Develop strategies of how to classify patients based on their functional impairments, i.e. balance disorders, dizziness, or balance plus dizziness dysfunction

About the Instructor:
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 received her DPT degree from MGH Institute of the Health Professions.  She is the Program Director of the Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  She has authored or coauthored over 85 articles on Medline, most of which relate to vestibular rehabilitation and older adults at risk for falling.  She has recently published a book with her co-authors Drs. Furman and Cass about balance and vestibular disorders. 
 
 
Agenda: 

Day 1:

  • 7:00-8:00am    Professional Issues Discussion: President Jay Shaver presents reimbursement, federal, state issues impacting PT; Dr. Susan Whitney discusses the APTA Role in these environments to help the PT and the industry. Light continental breakfast will be available.
  • 8:00-9:30  Anatomy, physiology, and lab testing for persons with vestibular disorders:  How do lab results affect your intervention and clinical decision making?
  •  9:30-10:00 Differential diagnosis and practice of key clinical skills that can be used with patients presenting to the clinic with complaints of balance/dizziness/vertigo
  • 10:100-10:15  Break
  • 10:15-11:00  Differential diagnosis and practice of key clinical skills that can be used with patients presenting to the clinic with complaints of balance/dizziness/vertigo  (continued)
  • 11:00-12:00   Examination of the person with a vestibular disorder:  eye movements/tests of balance (Videos and lab practice)
  • 12:00-2:00  Lunch Business Meeting
  • 2:00-2:30   Examination of the person with a vestibular disorder:  eye movements/tests of balance (Videos and lab practice) (continued)
  • 2:30-4:00   Differential Diagnosis
  • 4:00-4:15  Break
  • 4:15-5:00  Evidence related to the performance of vestibular rehabilitation: How does it work, under what circumstances, and in which diagnostic group?
  • 5:00-6:00pm    Reception for attendees and local PTs
Day 2
  • 8-10:00  Diagnostic decision making for persons with vestibular disorders:  Interaction with the instructor using typical cases and an introduction to BPPV
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-12:00   Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo:  Differential diagnosis and intervention for posterior, horizontal, and superior canal BPPV with lab practice
  • 12:00-12:30  Lunch on your own
  • 12:30-2:15   Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo:  Differential diagnosis and intervention for posterior, horizontal, and superior canal BPPV with lab practice

Provisions include a light continental breakfast both days including coffee, lunch and evening reception on Saturday. Snacks are not provided.

 
Business Meeting

Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Lunch is included for those registered for Saturday courses. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online). Please send agenda items to the office or President Jay Shaver by Jan. 3, 2015. Final agenda will be posted by January 14, 2015.

Cancellation Policy
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.

Group Discounts:
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.

Lifetime Member:
Lifetime members can take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount.

 

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