"Go and Spin No More!" is a seven hour online vestibular rehab continuing education course that can be taken at any time and completed at your convenience.
- Course content is written in narrative form on powerpoint slides with clickable links to videos, charts, drawings, and other helpful learning tools. The slides are not narrated.
- If preferred, the slides can be downloaded, printed, and reviewed at the convenience of the student. In addition, a test is available to be downloaded and printed to assist with understanding of the course content as you read through the information. (You must take the test online to receive your grade. The downloadable test is not the official test)
- Upon scoring a 70% or higher on the test, you will be able to print your certificate. The test is 70 questions long (since the course is approved for 7 hours). Complete as many questions as you want and take as long of a break as needed. You may pick up right where you left off! Our online software will keep track of your progress. You may take the test as many times as desired.
This course is approved in Ohio, Michigan, and 21 other states for PTs and PTAs until February 19, 2020. It is also approved for OTs and COTAs in Ohio.
What if I have questions? Andy is available via email, text, or phone if you have any questions regarding course completion or content: email@example.com or 330-232-4108
Skill level: Basic, intermediate and advanced concepts are reviewed.
Purpose: To build a foundation for expanding your clinical knowledge. This course is best used to gain a basic understanding of vestibular rehab and to prepare for Andy’s onsite courses.
Where: Convenience of your office, home, park bench, picnic table, or lounge chair.
Who: PTs and PTAs, OTs and COTAs
This course is ideal for therapists who want to expand their skills helping clients who are battling dizziness and/or prepare for Andy’s onsite courses. We will cover the following case scenarios:
- You are evaluating a 45-year-old male for headaches, neck pain, and dizziness and he suddenly develops severe spinning and vomiting. What should you do next?
- A 68-year-old male has worked with you three visits on improving his balance and has made minimal progress. Are there any simple bedside tests that could be done to confirm the presence of a vestibular dysfunction? Would this individual benefit from vestibular exercises?
- A 72-year-old female, who is status post two weeks left total knee arthroplasty, refuses to lie down to perform her exercises for fear of becoming dizzy. She also becomes very dizzy sitting up. Is there something more you could do to help?
With over 435 different words and phrases clients have used to describe dizziness, finding relief can sometimes be frustrating. In addition, therapists may not always know when to try to help or refer them to a vestibular specialist. These case studies will be reviewed to build skills relating to screening, evaluation, and treatment of the most common vestibular disorders.
Home study objectives:
Upon completion of this home study, the attendee will be able to:
- List the four most important goals for the clinician screening a client with dizziness.
- Define acute vestibular syndrome (AVS).
- Name three bedside tests that, when used together, may be more sensitive than MRI at identifying an acute posterior stroke.
- Recognize necessary clinical skills and tools needed to identify and treat a vestibular hypofunction.
- Describe how to evaluate and treat the most basic form of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
- Compare and contrast the screening process for orthostatic hypotension (OH) and BPPV.
- Explain when the four types of vestibular rehabilitation should be utilized.
- Discuss when clients should be referred to vestibular specialty clinics and other specialists.