Courses and Workshops

Vestibular Masterclass with Sue Whitney from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The 3-hour Masterclass will include the following:
- Mild traumatic brain injury management in the older adult
- New advances in vestibular assessment and rehabilitation in older adults
- Advances in the care of older persons with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

Objectives
The learner will be:
- Exposed to a mild brain injury classification system to identify older persons with mild brain injury (concussion) and quick screens to assist in the identification of concussive symptoms in older persons.
- Able to identify at least 4 special considerations in treating the older adult after mild brain injury.
- Able to identify exercise modifications that may be necessary for the older adult with mild brain injury.
- Able to identify at least 4 new innovations in the care of persons with vestibular disorders that are developing technology.
- Able to describe both Lee maneuvers and the modified Semont maneuver plus the Zuma maneuver for the treatment of posterior and horizontal canal BPPV.
- View complex cases of older persons with BPPV and participate in making decisions via online polling.

Start time:
NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS: 9.00am AEDT
SA: 8.30 am ACDT
QLD: 8.00am AEST
NT: 7.30am ACST
WA: 6.00am AWST

Please note: This is an online event. Login instructions including link details will be sent to registrants the day before the event. If login instructions are not received by midday on the day before the event, contact us on vic.pd@australian.physio.

Presenters

Sue Whitney


Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her professional physical therapy education from Temple University. She is a professor in the Departments of physical therapy and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Whitney is supported by the Department of Defense to develop technology for persons with vestibular disorders and mild brain injury. Dr. Whitney has authored or coauthored over 170 articles on Medline and is currently engaged in research related to concussion and persons with balance and vestibular disorders.

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16 October
09:00AM - 12:00PM AEDT

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Price: Non-Member: $180.00
APA Member: $120.00
Emergency Department Group: $75.00
Gerontology Group: $75.00
Neurology Group: $75.00
Registration closing date: 14 Oct 2021 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 3.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Price: Non-Member: $180.00
APA Member: $120.00
Emergency Department Group: $75.00
Gerontology Group: $75.00
Neurology Group: $75.00
Registration closing date: 14 Oct 2021 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 3.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Presenters

Sue Whitney


Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her professional physical therapy education from Temple University. She is a professor in the Departments of physical therapy and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Whitney is supported by the Department of Defense to develop technology for persons with vestibular disorders and mild brain injury. Dr. Whitney has authored or coauthored over 170 articles on Medline and is currently engaged in research related to concussion and persons with balance and vestibular disorders.


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