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Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment of the Dizzy Patient, Powered by Rusk Rehabilitation


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isclaimer
Day 2 is a live in-person workshop limited to 40 participants. In accordance with NYU Langone Health policy, all participants who attend Day 2 MUST be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination status prior to gaining entry to the course.

Failure to show proof of vaccination status will result in forfeiture of an attendee’s ability to participate in any/all Day 2 activities.

Masks are required to be worn by all participants throughout the entire duration of the live in-person activity. Failure to reliably wear a mask will result in immediate removal from the course.


Course Description
The literature supports that 80% of the population, ages 65 and older have experienced BPPV, the most common causes of vertigo. Additionally, it is estimated in the United States that 35% of adults, 40 years or older have experienced some sort of vestibular dysfunction . In order to treat this specialized population, clinicians need to be aware of the best available evidence including assessment tools and treatment techniques. This course taught by leading experts in the field, will focus on both the evidence-based information needed to care for the patient with dizziness as well as the practical skills to treat it.

Day 1 of this live webinar will provide an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system and discuss common central and peripheral disorders. It will also focus on evidence based examination and rehabilitation of the patient with dizziness, as well as medical and surgical management.

Day 2 of this course is a live in-person workshop that will focus on evaluation and treatment techniques including: gaze stability testing, BPPV testing and treatment, oculomotor screening, and exercise prescription. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills, and receive feedback from the instructors.

Course Format / Type
*You must attend day 1 in order to attend day 2

Day 1

Live Webinar

Day 2

NYU Langone Health
Ambulatory Care Center
240 East 38th Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10016

*Day 2 limited to the first 40 registrants

Target Audience

This activity is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, and physicians (no CME’s awarded).

Educational Objectives
At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Day 1
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular and balance systems
  • Recognize the integration of the vestibular, visual and somatosensory systems
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a central vs. peripheral vestibular disorder
  • Recognize posterior canal BBPV and its various treatment options
  • Incorporate evidence based practice into the evaluation and treatment of vestibular pathologies
  • Identify key elements of exercise selection and progression
  • Identify and screen for common visual complaints in patients with vestibular disorders
Day 2
  • Determine the results of posterior canal BPPV testing and execute appropriate treatment repositioning maneuvers
  • Perform an oculomotor screen for the patient with vestibular symptoms
  • Perform gaze stability testing to rule out vestibular dysfunction (head impulse test ,dynamic visual acuity) and apply testing results to formulate a treatment plan
Agenda
Day 1 - Saturday, November 6, 2021
Live Webinar
8:00am Welcome and Introduction
Tara Denham PT, MA
8:05 Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System
Richard Clendaniel PT, PhD
8:40 Evaluation of the Dizzy Patient
Natalie Catterall, PT,DPT
9:10 Balance Tests and Measures
Jeffrey Hoder PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
9:40 Common Peripheral Disorders
Jennifer Fay PT,DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
10:00 Common Central Disorders
Jeffrey Hoder PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
10:30 Break
10:45 Treatment Theory and Examples
Richard Clendaniel PT, PhD
11:15 BPPV
Tara Denham PT,MA
11:45 Differential Diagnosis
Jennifer Fay PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
12:00pm Q&A
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Medications and Medical Management of the Dizzy Patient
Catherine Cho, MD
1:45 Surgical Management of the Dizzy patient
Daniel Jethanamest, MD
2:15 Red Flags
Iwona Kedzierska PT, MSPT, MA 
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
2:45 Break
3:00 Optokinetic Videos/Virtual Reality
Nicolina Keneipp PT,DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
3:30 Visual Skills and Function in the Vestibular Patient
Elizabeth Martori MS, OTL
4:00 Psychological Aspects of Vestibular Disorders
Eva Mihovich PhD
4:30 Q&A
4:45 Adjourn

Day 2 - Sunday, November 7, 2021
Live In-Person Workshops
*Day 2 limited to the first 40 registrants
In order to attend Day 2 live in-person workshops you MUST be fully vaccinated. Proof of full vaccination is required upon arrival.
8:00am Welcome and Introduction
Tara Denham PT, MA
8:05 Session l
Gaze Stability Lab
Tara Denham PT, MA
Jennifer Fay PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Iwona Kedzierska PT,MSPT,MA
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
9:00 Session II
BPPV Lab
Tara Denham PT, MA
Jennifer Fay PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Iwona Kedzierska PT,MSPT,MA
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
10:00 Break
10:15 Session lll
Balance Lab
Tara Denham PT, MA
Jennifer Fay PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Iwona Kedzierska PT,MSPT,MA
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
11:15 Session lV
Oculomotor Lab
Elizabeth Martori MS,OTL
Margaret A. Waskiewicz, OTD, MS, OTR/L
12:15pm Q&A
12:30 Adjourn

Course Directors
Tara Denham PT, MA
Program Manager, Physical Therapy
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Jennifer Fay PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Clinical Specialist, Physical Therapy
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Course Planners
Nicolina Keneipp PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Senior Physical Therapist
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Elizabeth Martori MS, OTL

Vision Clinical Specialist
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Margaret A. Waskiewicz, OTD, MS, OTR/L
Unit Supervisor, Occupational Therapy
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Iwona Kedzierska PT, MS, MA
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Clinical Specialist, Physical Therapy
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Natalie Catterall PT, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Guest Speakers
Richard A. Clendaniel, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Doctor of Physical Therapy Division
Duke University Medical Center
2200 W. Main St; Suite B-230
Durham, NC 27705

Jeffrey Hoder, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Doctor of Physical Therapy Division
Duke University School of Medicine
2200 W. Main St; Suite B-230
Durham, NC 27705

NYU Langone Health Speakers
Natalie Catterall PT, DPT
Senior Physical Therapist
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Catherine Cho, MD, MSCR
Director, Division of Neuro-Otology
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Tara Denham PT, MA
Program Manager, Physical Therapy
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Jennifer Fay PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Clinical Specialist, Physical Therapy
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Daniel Jethanamest, MD
Director, Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Iwona Kedzierska PT, MS, MA
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Clinical Specialist, Physical Therapy
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Nicolina Keneipp PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)
Senior Physical Therapist
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Elizabeth Martori MS, OTL
Vision Clinical Specialist
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Eva G. Mihovich, Ph.D.
Senior Psychologist
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

M
argaret A. Waskiewicz, OTD, MS, OTR/L
Unit Supervisor, Occupational Therapy
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health

Program Coordinator
Haleigh Tutrow, MA, MPH (candidate)
Program Coordinator
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health
Email: Haleigh.Tutrow@nyulangone.org

Accreditation & Credit Designation
Physical Therapy Credit
NYU Langone Health is a New York State Education Department approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course is approved for a maximum of 11.25 physical therapy/physical therapy assistant contact hours or 7 physical therapy/physical therapy assistant contact hours for day one and 4.25 physical therapy/physical therapy assistant contact hours for day two. The following states require continuing education units with no state-specific approval: CT, IA, ID, MO, ND, and WA.

Occupational Therapy Credits
This course is approved for a maximum of 11.5 occupational therapy contact hours or 7.25 occupational therapy contact hours for day one and 4.25 occupational therapy contact hours for day two. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Level: Introductory

There will be no CME credits awarded

SPECIAL NEEDS

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health, in compliance with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests that any participant of this educational activity who is in need of accommodation, submit a written request to Haleigh Tutrow at Haleigh.Tutrow@nyulangone.org at least one month prior to the course start date.


Refund Policy
In order to request a refund you must email Haleigh.Tutrow@nyulangone.org no later than 14 days prior to the first day of the course. An administrative fee of $75 will be deducted from your refund. Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. Registration is non-transferable.

No refunds will be given in the event that an attendee is not allowed to gain admission to the course for failure to show proof of vaccination.

Course Cancellation Policy

In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, two weeks’ notice will be given and tuition will be refunded in-full. Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by the registrant.