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.
Please note this is an advanced-level course for the clinician who actively treats patients with vestibular pathology.
Course created on October 19, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to list at least two concepts introduced in this course that improve history-taking and record review skills relevant to the PT role in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with dizziness/vertigo
- Participants will be able to list at least two examination skills introduced in this course relevant to the PT role in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with dizziness/vertigo
- Participants will be able to list at least two treatment interventions introduced in this course relevant to the PT role in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with dizziness/vertigo
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-40 Minutes||Anatomy & physiology review|
|70-115 Minutes||Treatment, case studies|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dana B. Thomas, MS, PT, has been practicing as a physical therapist for nearly 30 years. She has worked at WakeMed Raleigh Hospital, a large trauma center/tertiary care hospital, for over 28 years. Special interests include vestibular diagnoses, stroke, brain injury/concussion, neurological/neuromuscular diseases, and complex medical diagnoses. She is currently employed in the role of Clinical Specialist, Vestibular and Balance Assessment and Treatment, where she serves as an expert clinician and a resource to other clinical staff, including physicians, midlevel practitioners, and other therapists. Ms. Thomas has a strong interest in the accuracy of diagnosis/team approach to diagnosis and has co-authored three articles on this topic
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