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North American Seminars Introduces Vestibular Rehabilitation - Examination and Treatment, a New Physical Therapy Online Continuing Education Course

Franklin, TN (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

Each year over eight million physician and emergency room visits are attributed to complaints of dizziness and imbalance. Symptoms of vestibular disorders can vary greatly from one person to the next and the population range can vary as much as the symptoms. As our population ages many more people will be seeking medical assistance for dizziness and imbalance or injuries due to these complaints. Soldiers returning from combat with post-blast or post-concussion injuries often have underlying vestibular disorders. Many people cannot explain their symptoms and their complaints can range from light-headedness to being clumsy. The ability for clinicians to perform screening tests for differential diagnosis is critical for the future health and well being of their patients. Only eight percent of suspected BBPV patients will have a proper diagnosis prior to coming to a therapist. Will you be able to differentiate the symptoms and underlying causes?

This physical therapy continuing education online course will provide a detailed overview of selected vestibular examination and treatment techniques. Specifically, the objectives of this physical therapy online continuing education are:

  • To Perform specific oculomotor and vestibular function testing and understand the implications of the findings. To include:
  • Neutral Primary Gaze Position Test
  • Eccentric Gaze Holding Test
  • Ocular ROM/Mobility/Motility Test
  • Smooth Pursuit Test
  • Saccadic Eye Movement Test
  • Vergence Test
  • Optokinetic Nystagmus Test
  • Vestibulo-ocular Reflex Test (Slow)
  • Cross Cover Test
  • Head Thrust Test/Head Impulse Test(HIT)
  • Head Shake Test(HST)
  • Vestibulo-ocular Cancellation Testing
  • Observe and apply progressive treatment strategies for various diagnoses.
  • Apply information gathered from detailed history, evaluations and tests and develop appropriate algorithmic plans of care.
  • Recognize nystagmal variations and assist in the correct diagnosis and treatment in vestibular disorders, especially BPPV and its variant resistant forms.
  • Perform specific BPPV tests (such as Dix-Hallpike, Sermount Manuever, Gufoni Manuever, Forced Prolonged Positioning) and decide appropriate treatment options including traditional and newly emerging alternative treatment options.

Approved online continuing education for PT and PTA:

This course meets the continuing education requirements for physical therapists in the States of California, Illinois, New York, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Approved online continuing education for occupational therapists:

North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education, provider #4487. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures. The Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia occupational therapy regulatory boards accept courses presented by AOTA providers to meet the needs of OT continuing educational requirements.

For more information, visit North American Seminars supports Responsible CME. Live hands on training supplemented by online and software-based courses provides an exceptional learning experience. Online training is not a replacement for a live course. For a comprehensive list of live vestibular rehabilitation continuing education courses, visit

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