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This is a community resource project for people seeking help for balance or dizzy problems and professionals who can provide it.
 
 
 
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The series will allow the therapist to expand their
overall knowledge of the "dizzy" patient and
confidently gain treatment success.



Vestibular Disorders:
Assessment & Management
Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is a widely accepted exercise program intended to effectively treat and manage individuals with vestibular dysfunction resulting from vestibular disease or disorder. VR is a non-medical and non-surgical treatment approach for individuals with acute and chronic symptoms of vertigo, dizziness and/or disequilibrium resulting from damage to the peripheral vestibular system. VR is performed by trained physical therapists, and is an important adjunct in the multidisciplinary care of the dizzy patient.

The aim of this course is to train the therapist and expand their knowledge regarding the use of VR as a practical treatment option for individuals with various causes of dizziness. This course will focus on the clinical presentation of common vestibular disorders and their resulting impairments, and will educate the therapist on VR regimens for patients with vestibular dysfunction such as labyrinthitis/neuronitis, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere's syndrome, and acoustic neuroma. A strong focus will be placed on the evaluation and treatment of BPPV. This course will also introduce cervicogenic dizziness, how it relates to individuals with vestibular disorders, and how the cervical spines affects balance.



Cervicogenic Dizziness & Headaches -
A Systematic Approach to Evaluation & Treatment
Cervical musculoskeletal dysfunction often results in symptoms of dizziness, disequilibrium, and headache. Manual therapy (MT) techniques have been used effectively to treat and manage individuals with cervical disorders resulting from various types of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. MT is a non-medical and non-surgical treatment approach for individuals with acute and chronic cervical dysfunction. There are a range of MT techniques that can be utilized in combination with therapeutic exercise and postural correction, to effectively treat musculoskeletal dysfunction resulting in symptoms of dizziness, disequilibrium, and headache. MT techniques are performed by trained physical therapist, and are important adjunct in the multidisciplinary care of individuals with cervicogenic headaches and dizziness.

This course will educate the physical therapist on a systematic approach to the evaluation and treatment of individuals with cervicogenic headaches and dizziness. The therapist will learn to evaluate and treat the cervical spine via hands-on training. This course will focus on gross & upper cervical spine assessment, palpation of specific landmarks & soft tissue, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, and muscle energy techniques that can be used immediately, safely, and effectively in the clinic. The therapist will also learn therapeutic exercises to improve cervical proprioceptive and kinesthetic awareness as well as cervical stabilization.



"Getting To The Core of Dizziness & Headaches"
A Manual Approach For The Thoracic & Lumbar Spine
"Getting to the core" will go in-depth in the world of cervicogenic dizziness and headaches by addressing contributing issues at the Core. This course was created specifically to improve a therapist's understanding on the effects of various dysfunctions involving the thoracic and lumbo-pelvic regions as contributing factors to symptoms of cervicogenic headaches and dizziness.

This course will focus on anatomical review, evaluation, and treatment of disorders that relate to the Core, specifically addressing the "dizzy" patient through lecture and hands-on lab sessions. Lecture and lab will include recent research, case studies, and practical manual therapy techniques and exercise treatments. The goal of "Getting Down to the Core" is for the therapist to gain 'the whole picture' via comprehensive evaluation and treatment of individuals with cervicogenic headaches and dizziness.
3 Course Series -
Take one or take them all!
2 Day Educational Event
 
 
Vestibular Disorders
Assessment & Management
 
 
Cervicogenic
Dizziness & Headaches -
A Systematic Approach to
Evaluation & Treatment
 
 
"Getting To The Core of
Dizziness & Headaches"
A Manual Approach For
The Thoracic & Lumbar Spine
   
 
Course Objectives and Brief Summary of Course Content
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Vestibular Disorders:
Assessment & Management
  • Understand the anatomy & physiology of the vestibular system and the pathophysiology of common vestibular disorders
  • Identify the signs & symptoms of common vestibular disorders
  • Perform proper oculomotor assessment & apply clinical findings
  • Perform clinical evaluation & treatment for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BBPV)
  • Understand the treatment options for individuals with BPPV, vestibular hypo-function, migraine related vertigo, central origin vertigo
  • Progress an individual through a proper course of vestibular rehabilitation
Brief Summary of Course Content: Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System (Lecture), Clinical Presentation of Common Vestibular Disorders (Lecture with case studies), Clinical Evaluation and Testing (Lecture & Lab), Interpreting Nystagmus (Video Lab), Treatment Procedures (Lab) with focus on; Basic Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers (BPPV), Advanced Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers (BPPV), Vestibular Progression Exercises for Unilateral and Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction.


Cervicogenic Dizziness & Headaches:
A Systematic Approach to Evaluation & Treatment
  • Perform a comprehensive evaluation to identify individuals who will benefit from treatment of cervicogenic dizziness and/or headaches.
  • Perform proper cervical screening techniques; including gross range of motion, upper cervical range of motion, passive intervertebral mobility, specialized testing, strength testing, and soft tissue mobility assessment.
  • Perform multiple manual therapy techniques for treatment of cervicogenic dizziness and headaches; and immediately apply these techniques in the clinic in a safe and effective manner.
  • Discuss and educate patients regarding the diagnosis of cervicogenic headaches and dizziness, treatment intervention techniques, proper home exercise program with progression, and the role of posture, body mechanics and ergonomics.
Brief Summary of Course Content: Overview of Dizziness (Lecture), Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System (Lecture), Anatomy and Physiology of the Cervical Spine (Lecture), Clinical presentation of Cervicogenic Headaches & Dizziness (Lecture & Case Studies), Vestibular Screening (Lecture & Lab), Manual Physical Therapy Evaluation of the Cervical Spine (Lecture & Lab), Introduction to Manual Therapy Techniques (Lecture), Manual Therapy Techniques (Lab) with focus on: Cross Fiber Stretching, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Upper Cervical Stretching & Sub-occipital Release, Joint Mobilization, Myofascial Release, and Muscle Energy Techniques.


"Getting To The Core of Dizziness & Headaches"
A Manual Approach For The Thoracic & Lumbar Spine
  • Understand anatomy & physiology of the Core (thoracic/scapulothoracic and lumbar pelvic regions) and the effect of these disorders in relation to cervicogenic headaches & dizziness.
  • Perform a comprehensive evaluation of the Core to determine possible contributing factors in patients with cervicogenic headaches & dizziness.
  • Perform proper thoracic and lumbar screening techniques; including gross range of motion, posture abnormalities, passive intervertebral mobility, scapulothoracic mobility, pelvic symmetry, specialized testing, strength testing, and myofascial and soft tissue mobility assessment.
  • Perform multiple manual therapy techniques for treatment of the Core for patients with cervicogenic headaches & dizziness; and immediately apply these techniques in the clinic in a safe and effective manner.
  • Discuss and educate patients regarding cervicogenic headaches & dizziness and the relationship of underlying disorder of the Core and its effect on cervicogenic headaches & dizziness, advanced treatment intervention techniques, proper home exercise program with progression, and the role of posture, body mechanics and ergonomics.
Brief Summary of Course Content: Cervicogenic Headaches & Dizziness Review (Lecture), Anatomical and Physiological Review of Thoracic and Lumbar Spine and its effects on the Cervical Spine (Lecture), Clinical presentation of disorders of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine (Lecture and Case Studies), Evaluation and testing of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine region (Lecture and Lab), Treatment intervention with focus on Manual Therapy of disorders of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine (Lab), Lab Treatment Techniques to Include: Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Mobiliztion, Joint Mobilization, Muscle Energy, and Therapeutic Exercise.
 
 
 
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  Laurie A. Zimcosky
DPT, certMDT

Course Instructor

Training@Balance
Solutions.Com
Laurie Zimcosky has received extensive training in disorders of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as vestibular rehabilitation. She received certification of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine through the McKenzie Institute, October 2009. She has attended multiple courses with extensive evidence based research and hands-on manual therapy techniques in regards to treatment of the spine, cervicogenic headaches/dizziness, and vestibular disorders. Dr. Zimcosky has been a featured lecturer on multiple occasions with the course, Instructional Golf Clinic for the Physically Challenged, and Spine Clinics and Ergonomics Training for Nurse Case Managers. She was also a Platform presenter at 2002 American Physical Therapy Association Conference, as well as receiving a reward from Slippery Rock University for research achievement in 2002. She is currently employed as a staff physical therapist at Balance Solutions Physical Therapy.
Course Schedule
Vestibular Disorders:
Assessment & Management

Indianapolis
September 9 & 10 2011
Columbus
September 16 & 17 2011
Cincinnati
September 23 & 24 2011
Cervicogenic
Dizziness & Headaches

Indianapolis
October 7 & 8 2011
Columbus
October 14 & 15 2011
Cincinnati
October 21 & 22 2011
Getting to the Core
Indianapolis
October 28 & 29 2011
Columbus
November 4 & 5 2011
Cincinnati
November 11 &12 2011
  Kelly S. Beaudoin
MSPT

Course Instructor

Training@Balance
Solutions.Com
Kelly Beaudoin has received extensive training in a vestibular specialty program at a nationally recognized teaching hospital and has practiced vestibular rehabilitation for many years. She has attended multiple up to date courses regarding vestibular and balance disorders, cervical spine disorders & treatment, as well as fall risk prevention. She was a featured faculty member at a national multidisciplinary vestibular course for 4 years. She has provided fall risk prevention and educational programs for seniors in her community. She is the owner of Balance Solutions Physical Therapy, Inc. a successful physical therapy private practice specializing in vestibular rehabilitation, balance disorders, and cervicogenic dizziness. She is the founder of BalanceSolutions.Com, a community resource for individuals with vestibular and balance disorders, as well as a professional resource for those providing intervention for vestibular disorders. She has authored and co-authored book chapters as well as research articles and case studies.
 
  • Vestibular Disorders & Rehabilitation
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness & Headaches
  • Thoracic & Lumbar Interventions
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3 Course Series -
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2 Day Educational Event
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