Current Concepts in Vestibular Rehabilitation:
Best Practice Standards for Evaluation and Management
Be the First and Last Stop for Vestibular
Patients Seeking Help
Dizziness is one of the most common complaints heard by primary physicians, but
the reasons contributing to dizziness are numerous and often difficult to
diagnose, ranging from age and medication side–effects to trauma and infection.
These vertigo symptoms can, at times, be the limiting factor for mobility,
keeping patients from freely and safely walking around their homes or going out
into the community. Vestibular Rehabilitation is highly effective in the
reduction and elimination of balance disorders and vertigo. It is the most
successful treatment of the most common cause of vertigo over medication or
surgery. The ultimate goal of treatment is to eliminate a person's risk for
In this course, you will learn differential diagnostic techniques that identify
the contributor of a patient's dizziness. Participants will understand the
pathophysiology of the dizziness and treat the condition accordingly. In
addition, laboratory components which analyze patients' compensatory functional
movement patterns and balance strategies will be reviewed. The lecture and lab
components presented will be helpful for treating a variety of disorders,
including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and chronic vertigo, as
well as balance and proprioceptive disorders. Upon completion of this course,
you will be confident in applying the best interventions to improve your
patients' balance regardless of the demographic or work environment.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
•Identify and implement treatment strategies for
dizziness caused by BPPV
•Evaluate and diagnose central and peripheral vertigo
•Demonstrate steps to conduct a detailed oculomotor analysis
•Perform manual canalith repositioning techniques
•Perform functional balance assessment and treatment
•Understand the epidemiology of dizziness and falling
•Develop personalized treatment regimens to address specific vertiginous and
•Understand the pathophysiology of common vestibular disorders
•Apply anatomy and physiology principles as they relate to the vestibular
complex and balance systems
JENNIFER JOHNDROW, PT, DPT, M.ED., OCS, is
a physical therapist with over twenty years of experience in vestibular
rehabilitation, orthopedics, neurology, and sports medicine. Since earning her
bachelors in physical therapy from Northeastern University, she has served as a
full–time physical therapist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA,
where she also helps oversee operations and clinical instruction. Over the years
she has gone on to earn her DPT (also from Northeastern) as well as
certifications in orthopedics and Sportsmetrics, and she has toured the country
with widely acclaimed training seminars on rehab for vestibular disorders,
lumbar spine burst fractures, rotator cuff injuries, and concussions.
Financial - Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education.
Nonfinancial - Has a personal relationship with VRT Technologies.
DAVID DENTON, PT, DPT, CIDN, is a licensed
physical therapist and center manager in outpatient practice where his center is
a local market vestibular center of excellence. He has been specializing in
treating vestibular referrals and dizzy patients since 2008. Dr. Denton has
gained expertise through the completion of multiple dizziness, balance, BPPV,
and vestibular training. In addition, his vestibular skill level has been
accompanied by completion of Clinical Geriatric Orthopedic courses. Dr. Denton
has also practiced in acute care and is a PRN physical therapist in skilled
nursing and inpatient rehabilitation facilities near his local residence.
Dr. Denton graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science
in biology and chemistry and a Doctorate in physical therapy. Additionally, he
is certified in Integrative Trigger Point Dry Needling, is an active member of
the American Physical Therapy Association including the Neurology Section, is a
member of the APTA Vestibular Special Interest Group, Ohio Physical Therapy
Association member, and belongs to the Vestibular Disorders Association. As seen
and heard in his seminars, he has a passion for treating vestibular patients,
achieving clinical outcomes, and sharing his experiences with other clinicians.
CHRIS CARPINO, MPT, is a licensed physical
therapist practicing in southern New Jersey, and specializes in Vestibular
Rehabilitation. Mr. Carpino has completed Vestibular Competency training at
Emory University and achieved certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation from
the American Institute of Balance in Largo, Florida. He is currently developing
the vestibular program at Bayada Home Health, with staff training and marketing.
Mr. Carpino is an adjunct instructor at Burlington County College, where he
teaches Anatomy and Physiology. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in
Exercise Science from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He
obtained his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Richard Stockton College in
Pomona, New Jersey. Currently, Mr. Carpino practices in southern New Jersey,
where he treats patients of various orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. His
strengths in rehabilitation include orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation and
manual therapy. Mr. Carpino's goal as a clinician is to utilize all of his
skills to treat the patient as a whole, not just the symptoms.
Finacial- Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education.
Nonfinancial-No relevant nonfinacial relationship exists.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
•Physical Therapist Assistants
•Occupational Therapy Assistants
CREDITS - CE Approvals
The American Occupational Therapy Association,
Inc. - Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing
education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs
does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical
procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of
OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
American Speech-Language Hearing Association - Cross Country Education,
LLC is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education
activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information
for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider
approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or
clinical procedures. This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate
level; Professional area).
California Education Connection - The Physical Therapy Board of
California recognizes California Education Connection as an Approval Agency to
Approve Providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California for Physical
Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. This course is approved for 6 CEs/Contact
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Arizona Physical Therapy Association -
This program has been submitted to the Arizona Physical Therapy Association for
State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations,
Division of Professional Regulation - CC Education, LLC dba Cross Country
Education is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through
the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation,
Division of Professional Regulation. License #:216.000309. This course qualifies
for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.
Kansas Physical Therapy Association - This program has been approved by
the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6 hours (Approval #CEUL008134) for
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy
Examiners - This program has been approved for 6 continuing education
credits by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical
Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval # 2016-1050).
New Mexico Physical Therapy Board - This program has been submitted to
the New Mexico Physical Therapy Board for 6 contact hours.
Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, Physical Therapy Advisory
Committee - This program has been submitted to the Oklahoma State Board of
Medical Licensure & Supervision for preapproval of 6 contact hours.
Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
- This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical
Therapy for a total of 6 contact hours of which 0 hours have been approved for
Direct Access. PA Board Approval #PTCE009669.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -