Vestibular Rehabilitation:An Advanced Course and Update
May 16-18, 2014
Date of First Course: 2007
Most Recent Review: December 2012
University of Pittsburgh
4060 Forbes Tower - Forbes Avenue between Atwood and Meyran Avenues
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Level of Learner: Advanced
Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Advanced Course and Update is geared for clinicians (physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and audiologists) who have a basic knowledge of vestibular disorders. The program content will be at an advanced level and is designed to provide an update regarding the treatment of persons with balance/vestibular disorders and the underlying science. Some of the topics include central causes of dizziness (e.g. anxiety and migraine related dizziness), BPPV, concussion management, vestibular function testing, alternative therapies, pharmacotherapy, cervical dizziness, back to work and driving decisions, innovative therapies for person with vestibular disorders, clinical and functional neuroimaging, and bedside evaluation of the person with dizziness with a lab component. Each of the speakers is an expert from one of several disciplines including physical therapy, neurology, otology, gerontology, psychology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, bioengineering, and neuroscience. There are scheduled question and answer periods following each session at which participants can ask the entire faculty questions.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Joseph Furman and Dr. Susan L. Whitney. Dr. Furman is co-director of the course and has numerous Medline references to his credit. He is co-author of the book entitled "Vestibular Disorders: A Case Oriented Approach" published by Oxford University Press. He has recently published the 3rd edition with Dr. Stephen Cass and Dr. Susan Whitney. Dr. Furman has been an NIH supported clinician-scientist his entire career and is a board certified neurologist.
Dr. Whitney is a physical therapist who has published extensively. She is the Program Director of the Centers for Rehab Services at the Eye and Ear Institute and has treated persons with vestibular disorders for over 25 years. She is the Chair of the Vestibular Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association and is an active clinical researcher. Drs. Furman and Whitney will conduct the lab/cases together to provide a unique physician/physical therapist team perspective.
Criteria for Successful Completion:
- Evidence of attendance by signing in and out each day
- Completion of Post-test with a score of 70%
Cosponsor: American Physical Therapy Association
Accommodations, Directions & Parking
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Questions and registration? Contact Corinne Grubb at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 412.383.8169.
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