Vestibular Rehabilitation Essentials

$300.00 excl.Tax

Earlybird registration ends September 30.
Title: Vestibular Rehabilitation Essentials
Date: Saturday November 25th, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: ALPHA Health Services East (Ground floor Unit 008 in Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital)


Course Description: 

Dizziness, vertigo and imbalance are common symptoms and vestibular rehabilitation provides effective evaluation and treatment. Physiotherapists have a key role in evidence-based care for individuals with vestibular dysfunction. In this one day course, you will be introduced to a systematic approach to managing patients with dizziness. You will learn assessment and rehabilitation management of dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, and gaze instability that can arise from peripheral vestibular disorders, including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

This is an introductory level course intended for physiotherapists and other rehabilitation professionals.

Course Objectives: 
At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Explain the essential aspects of vestibular anatomy and function
  • Explain the most common peripheral vestibular disorders
  • Perform a systematic vestibular assessment and interpret your findings
  • Identify appropriate outcome measures to use for this patient population
  • Identify red flags and understand when to refer for medical/specialist evaluation
  • Develop a treatment plan based on your assessment findings, prognosis, and patient goals
Registration Details: 
  • In-person attendance only.
  • $300 + tax Early bird Registration before September 30, 2023
  • $350 + tax Registration after September 30, 2023
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellations or refunds accepted in extenuating circumstances only, and on a case-by-case basis.
Course Instructors: 
Shaleen Sulway, PT (BSc, BScPT)
Elizabeth Crawford, PT (BPHE, MA, MScPT)

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Shaleen Sulway and Elizabeth Crawford are founding co-directors of Vestibular Health, and part of the Hertz Clinic for Meniere’s Disease and Vestibular Dysfunction at UHN. Both Shaleen and Elizabeth are experienced physiotherapists with advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation. They are dedicated to helping patients with dizziness and balance disorders, and building capacity by providing education and mentorship to other clinicians.

Shaleen has a special interest in clinical teaching and vestibular research, and also has expertise in facial neuromuscular retraining for facial nerve palsy. Elizabeth’s clinical background is in neurological and complex traumatic injury rehabilitation, and she has a special interest in concussion/mild traumatic brain injury.

Course Timeline: 
9am to 5:30pm
8:45 am – Arrival/sign in
9:00 am – Course starts
15 min break in the morning (at approx 10:30-10:45am)
45 min lunch break (at approx 12:15-1:00pm)

15 min break in the afternoon (at approx 2:30-2:45pm)

Other info:
  • No maximum number of participants


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