Vestibular Therapy Seminar: Level 1
ABOUT THE VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION SEMINAR - LEVEL 1
“By understanding the causes, symptoms and treatment options for people suffering from dizziness, and having some basic assessment skills, health care professionals will be able to help their clients in a more timely and effective manner.”
This 3-hour seminar will give you CREDIT HOURS for your professional requirements.
~ MTAS, RMTA and CAS have approved 3 credit hours.
~ NHPC has approved 5 credit hours.
This seminar includes a slide presentation, hands on demonstration, group discussion, handouts and an opportunity to practice the most basic assessment and treatment for the main cause of dizziness, BPPV.
🌀 ABOUT ROBYNNE
Robynne Smith is a Physiotherapist and Vestibular Therapist in Saskatoon. She is the owner of Robynne Smith Physiotherapy and former owner of Off Broadway Physiotherapy & Dizziness Clinic. Robynne has been a physiotherapist for over 35 years and started providing Vestibular Rehabilitation over 23 years ago. Robynne has trained extensively in Canada and the US in basic and advanced competency courses. She has taught advanced balance programs for individuals and groups using her own training as well as FallProof training.
🌀 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
To have a broader understanding of Vestibular Function and anatomy
To understand the sensory systems involved in balance and what symptoms mean
To learn the different causes of dizziness and imbalance, and the treatment options.
To learn what’s included in a Vestibular Assessment
To know the questions to ask clients about their symptoms
To understand what the cause of the dizziness may be based on the symptoms
To learn the different approaches to treatment based on the client’s diagnosis
To know is Cervicogenic Dizziness and why it is important
To help direct your client to the appropriate professional(s) for treatment
To be able to safely assess the most common type of BPPV and to perform the Epley Maneuver for the best outcome
🌀 SEMINAR OUTLINE
What is Normal Balance
Causes of Dizziness
Anatomy and Physiology
Assessing and treating balance
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Review of BPPV and practical session of basic treatment
Resources for you and your clients