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Management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Presented by Janene Holmberg, PT, DPT, NCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4242Level: Intermediate2 Hours
BPPV is the most common vestibular disorder across the life span for which therapists play a critical role in optimal management, including, potential high rates of success with limited treatments. This course is designed to help guide clinicians in establishing the fundamental knowledge and treatment techniques to more effectively manage patients with BPPV. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Acute Dizziness and Vertigo: Assessment and Treatment
Presented by Dana Thomas, MS, PT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4172Level: Advanced2 Hours
Vestibular physical therapists are in a unique position to leverage their knowledge and skills to optimize diagnosis and treatment for patients presenting with dizziness/vertigo. The ED and Acute Care setting presents the opportunity for assessment and treatment of acute presentations of dizziness/vertigo, which the speaker utilizes to impart knowledge and skills for working with people who have vestibular system pathology. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Clinical Application of Auditory and Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology
Presented by Colin Grove, PT, DPT, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4199Level: Advanced2 Hours
Persons with vestibular dysfunction frequently have associated or co-morbid hearing loss. This course will help clinicians strengthen connections between their knowledge of the anatomy and neurophysiology of the vestibular and auditory systems and their clinical practice. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Wellness Programming for People with Parkinson’s: Continuing Care Beyond Insurance Based Therapy
Presented by Claire McLean, PT, DPT, NCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4238Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Research demonstrates that exercise is beneficial for people with Parkinson’s both for their short-term health, long-term longevity and may be able to slow the progression of Parkinson’s. Physical therapy can help individuals get started with exercise, and also to address specific functional limitations that interfere with their ability to exercise; wellness programs such as exercise classes can help support people to continue exercising in the way that the research demonstrates is necessary for optimal outcomes. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Musculoskeletal Pain & Neurosurgical Interventions for People with Parkinson Disease
Presented by Ryan Duncan, PT, DPT, MSCI, Diane Huss, PT, DPT, NCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4222Level: Introductory2 Hours
The first hour includes factors unique to Parkinson disease that are associated with musculoskeletal pain. The second hour discusses the physical therapist's role in pre-surgical assessment, immediate post-op, and longer-term follow along. Indications, precautions, and complications of current FDA-approved neurosurgical interventions for people with Parkinson’s disease are included. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Motor Measurement in Parkinson’s Disease
Presented by Samuel Stuart, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), MHCPC, MCSP
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4173Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course provides an overview of movement examination in Parkinson’s disease. Common outcome measures for balance, gait, and motor symptoms in Parkinson’s are discussed and demonstrated. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Exercise-Induced Neuroplasticity in Parkinson’s Disease
Presented by Beth Fisher, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4253Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course explores early work demonstrating exercise-induced neuroplasticity in Parkinson’s disease (PD) that led to the current early and intensive physical therapy intervention with people with PD. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Parkinson Plus Syndromes: Differential Diagnosis and Management
Presented by Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4227Level: Introductory2 Hours
Parkinsonisms or Parkinsons-plus syndromes can pose challenges to therapists to identify and treat. In this course, we will discuss the differential diagnosis process and management of these disorders. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

High Intensity Gait Training For Neurologic Clients: Bringing Evidence to the Clinic
Presented by Christina Voigtmann, PT, DPT, NCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4175Level: Introductory2 Hours
High intensity gait training (HIGT) is a hot topic among physical therapists who treat clients with neurologic injury and who have goals to improve their waking function. This course helps to define this intervention, review the literature, discuss barriers, compare the traditional approaches to HIGT delivery, and discuss ways to implement HIGT into practice. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Back to School: Discussing the Biomechanical Impact of Backpacks
Presented by Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4259Level: Introductory1 Hour
Carrying a backpack to school is a common activity demand of school-age children, and while there are many options for types of backpacks, there are ways to properly pack and wear a backpack to reduce biomechanical strain. This presentation focuses on studies that have looked at this topic and how therapy practitioners can make recommendations on how to choose, pack and wear a backpack to promote student wellness. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

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