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Introduction to vestibular rehabilitation in adults of all ages

Vestibular rehabilitation has evolved as a specialist area of clinical practice in rehabilitation as our understanding and awareness of the debilitating sequelae of dizziness and vestibular impairments increases. This course aims to provide an overview of vestibular anatomy and introduce clinicians to the assessment and treatment of individuals with vestibular dysfunction resulting in activity limitations and participation restrictions.

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Learning outcomes

  • Have a basic understanding of the anatomy of the peripheral and central vestibular systems
  • Assess an individual with vestibular dysfunction and be able to determine if they are appropriate for vestibular rehabilitation
  • Practice techniques for specifically diagnosing vestibular dysfunction in an individual with dizziness and balance problems
  • Have a sound understanding of the range of disorders that can impact the vestibular system
  • Develop a customised program of vestibular retraining exercises/rehabilitation based from an assessment, for an individual based with vestibular dysfunction and have a good understanding of exercise progression
  • Have a clear understanding of the causes of bilateral vestibular failure and how to assess and treat this condition
  • Competently assess and treat typical benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

Prerequisites

  • This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.

Presenters

Alexander Ring


Alexander Ring is a Physiotherapist from Perth, Western Australia. Since graduating in 1988, he spent time working in several areas including in a war zone. He has worked as a Senior Neurological/ Neuro-surgical PT at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (1993) and joined the Brain Research Unit of the ANRI-UWA in 1996. He started working in the specialized field of Balance and Vestibular disorders since 1994. Under the guidance of Prof. Susan Herdman, he completed his Basic, Advanced, Vestibular Testing and Observership in Atlanta. Over the last 12 years, he has visited and built collaborations with dizziness/concussion clinics in Buffalo NY, UPMC Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins, and Calgary (AB).Alexander Ring hold two adjunct university appointments as an Adjunct Research Fellows with IID, Murdoch University and with the School of PT, Curtin University. He is also part of a national expert working group on concussion (Mission for TBI) led by Prof. Fitzgerald.His current research looks at exercise exertion protocols and oculomotor/VOR dysfunction. He runs dedicated clinics 4 days a week in the areas of Concussion, Balance and Vestibular disorders.

Anthony Petta


Tony is a Physiotherapy graduate of Curtin University with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. He is employed as a Senior Physiotherapist at the SCGH Rehabilitation and Aged Care Department. He has been working in the area of falls prevention for 20 years providing clinical assessments for older adults at risk, rehabilitation and education. His other interest include Frailty and Dementia. He is employed at Curtin University School pf Physiotherapy and Exercise Science as a sessional lecturer and tutor and is currently involved in the use of Virtual Technology to develop simulated clinical scenarios for education

Fiona Trendos


Fiona has worked extensively in the Neurological and Vestibular rehabilitation fields in the UK and Australia. She has completed internationally recognised basic and advanced competency courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation and a Post Graduate Diploma in Neurological Rehabilitation. She regularly attends NOTSA meetings and provides education for physiotherapists and GPs. Fiona currently provides Vestibular Rehabilitation services to clients in the metro area and south west region and she is passionate about improving dizzy patient's journeys.

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Sat 24 - Sun 25
July
08:30AM - 05:00PM AWST
Suite 1 4 Sarich Way
Bentley WA View map
Price: Non Member: $1,235.00
APA Member: $852.00
Neurology group: $797.00
Gerontology group: $797.00
Distance Discount: $797.00
Registration closing date: 12 Jul 2021 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 15.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Price: Non Member: $1,235.00
APA Member: $852.00
Neurology group: $797.00
Gerontology group: $797.00
Distance Discount: $797.00
Registration closing date: 12 Jul 2021 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 15.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Presenters

Alexander Ring


Alexander Ring is a Physiotherapist from Perth, Western Australia. Since graduating in 1988, he spent time working in several areas including in a war zone. He has worked as a Senior Neurological/ Neuro-surgical PT at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (1993) and joined the Brain Research Unit of the ANRI-UWA in 1996. He started working in the specialized field of Balance and Vestibular disorders since 1994. Under the guidance of Prof. Susan Herdman, he completed his Basic, Advanced, Vestibular Testing and Observership in Atlanta. Over the last 12 years, he has visited and built collaborations with dizziness/concussion clinics in Buffalo NY, UPMC Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins, and Calgary (AB).Alexander Ring hold two adjunct university appointments as an Adjunct Research Fellows with IID, Murdoch University and with the School of PT, Curtin University. He is also part of a national expert working group on concussion (Mission for TBI) led by Prof. Fitzgerald.His current research looks at exercise exertion protocols and oculomotor/VOR dysfunction. He runs dedicated clinics 4 days a week in the areas of Concussion, Balance and Vestibular disorders.


Anthony Petta


Tony is a Physiotherapy graduate of Curtin University with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. He is employed as a Senior Physiotherapist at the SCGH Rehabilitation and Aged Care Department. He has been working in the area of falls prevention for 20 years providing clinical assessments for older adults at risk, rehabilitation and education. His other interest include Frailty and Dementia. He is employed at Curtin University School pf Physiotherapy and Exercise Science as a sessional lecturer and tutor and is currently involved in the use of Virtual Technology to develop simulated clinical scenarios for education


Fiona Trendos


Fiona has worked extensively in the Neurological and Vestibular rehabilitation fields in the UK and Australia. She has completed internationally recognised basic and advanced competency courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation and a Post Graduate Diploma in Neurological Rehabilitation. She regularly attends NOTSA meetings and provides education for physiotherapists and GPs. Fiona currently provides Vestibular Rehabilitation services to clients in the metro area and south west region and she is passionate about improving dizzy patient's journeys.


Learning outcomes
  • Have a basic understanding of the anatomy of the peripheral and central vestibular systems
  • Assess an individual with vestibular dysfunction and be able to determine if they are appropriate for vestibular rehabilitation
  • Practice techniques for specifically diagnosing vestibular dysfunction in an individual with dizziness and balance problems
  • Have a sound understanding of the range of disorders that can impact the vestibular system
  • Develop a customised program of vestibular retraining exercises/rehabilitation based from an assessment, for an individual based with vestibular dysfunction and have a good understanding of exercise progression
  • Have a clear understanding of the causes of bilateral vestibular failure and how to assess and treat this condition
  • Competently assess and treat typical benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.
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