Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Introduction

Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Introduction

with Bernard Tonks

Target Audience:

Physical therapists, occupational therapists, audiologists, and physicians working with patients with vestibular disorders

Course Format: Two-day hands-on, comprehensive, evidence-based introductory course linking with videoconference sites in Fort St. John, Prince Rupert, Terrace and Trail
UNBC Physiotherapy Plinth Lab (host)
3333 University Ave
Prince George BC
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Overview

Dizziness and balance problems account for 10% of all physician visits and dizziness is the number one reason for physician visits by people over the age of 65.  Although dizziness can be due to a variety of causes, a large percentage originates from the vestibular system, a part of the inner ear and the brain that helps control balance and eye movements. 

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based and manual therapy approach to relieve the symptoms associated with peripheral vestibular and CNS dysfunctions. This course will focus on the importance of vestibular rehab in concussion management and will teach live and satellite participants via videoconference evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques using case studies, practical time and videos.

Key Speakers

Bernard Tonks, BScPT FCAMT

 

Skills Gained

Upon completion of this professional development course, participants will be well-versed in the following areas:

  • General anatomy of the vestibular system
  • Pathophysiology of vestibular disorders
  • Differential diagnosis of the dizzy patient including cervicogenic dizziness, whiplash, vestibular rehab and concussion management 
  • Critical elements of the clinical examination including oculomotor exam, motion sensitivity testing, and balance and gait assessment
  • Assessment and treatment of unilateral vestibular lesions, bilateral vestibular lesions, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Cost

Host Site Participant (Prince George): $450.00

Host Site Clinical Faculty (Prince George): $375.00

Satellite Site Participant (Fort St. John, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Trail): $275.00

Satellite Site Clinical Faculty (Fort St. John, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Trail): $225.00

NOTE: Registration is limited per site. The Terrance and Trail satellite sites are now FULL.

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Contact

Sarah Tajani, Senior Program Assistant sarah.t@ubc.ca

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