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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
15 min break in the afternoon (at approx 2:30-2:45pm)
- No maximum number of participants