The purpose of this course is to provide physical therapists with a review of anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system. External and internal anatomy, anatomy of the 8th cranial nerve; ascending and descending tracts that carry information from the vestibular apparatus and the physiology of the Vestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR) will be discussed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on February 9, 2018
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.5; AL/1.5; AR/1.5; AZ/1.5; CA/1.5; CO/1.5; CT/1.5; DE/1.5; GA/1.5; HI/1.5; IA/1.5; IACET/0.2; ID/1.5; IL/1.5; IN/1.5; KS/1.5; KY/1.5 Category 2; MA/1.5; ME/1.5; MI/1.5; MO/1.5; MS/1.5; MT/1.5; NC/1.5; ND/1.5; NE/1.5; NH/1.5; NM/1.5; NV/0.15; NY/1.5; OR/1.5; PA/1.5; ProCert/FSBPT/1.0; RI/1.5; SC/1.5; SD/1.5; TN/1.5; TX/1.5; UT/1.5; VA/1.5; VT/1.5; WA/1.5; WI/1.5; WY/1.5
- The participant will be able to identify at least three components of anatomy of the vestibular system.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three differences of the vestibular hair cell mechanism to a standard sensory cell.
- The participant will be able to describe at least two functions of each target ascending and descending targets for afferent vestibular data (as related to balance and/or dizziness).
- The participant will be able to identify at least three efferent tracts that arise from the vestibular system.
- The participant will be able list at least two functions of the VOR.
|0-10 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|10-20 Minutes||External Anatomy|
|20-30 Minutes||The Inner Ear|
|30-40 Minutes||Vestibular Receptors and Sensory Transduction: Physiology|
|40-55 Minutes||The Vestibular Nerve and Nuclei|
|55-70 Minutes||Ascending and Descending Pathways|
|70-80 Minutes||The Cerebellum & Reflexes|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Kathleen Kelley, PT, EdD, NCS
Dr. Kelley is an associate professor of physical therapy at Quinnipiac University. She has taught in the areas of neurologic rehabilitation, neurologic pathology, balance, falls and vestibular dysfunction for 22 years. Dr. Kelley received her BS in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut, her MS in neurology from Boston University and her Doctorate in education from the University of Sarasota. She is also a board certified neurological clinical specialist. Dr. Kelley is also an avid teacher and practitioner of yoga and meditation and applies these teachings to both her life and her work.
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Texas Physical Therapy Association
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