Vestibular Rehabilitation Continuing Education Series

A course series to advance the practice of vestibular rehabilitation by providing evidence based and clinical reasoning education to physical therapists.

These courses are appropriate for clinicians with entry-level or intermediate knowledge and skills who wish to advance toward a more specialized practice in vestibular rehabilitation.

This foundational course introduces clinicians to vestibular management approaches as well as examination, assessment, and treatment principles. Participants will gain clinical reasoning skills through the use of case-based problem solving, vestibular rehabilitation literature, and online meetings to discuss patient management. This course will prepare attendees to gain advanced vestibular rehabilitation knowledge and skills via future courses included in this sequential vestibular rehabilitation continuing education sequence.  

Testing for competency and advance knowledge is available for individuals who complete all courses.

All courses present current evidence based management with face to face education and skill development, and supportive online components. 

Discount is offered to University of the Sciences alumni, clinical education partners and adjunct faculty.

Course Series

1. Foundations for Vestibular Rehabilitation

May 31, 2019–June 1, 2019
Introduction to intermediate level course

Clinicians develop and practice skills in examining and treating individuals with vestibular and balance related disorders.  An emphasis is placed on the management of the most commonly seen disorders including vestibular hypofunction and typical benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

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2. Management of Being Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

October 12, 2019
Intermediate to advanced level course

In this course, participants will expand knowledge of pathophysiology of BPPV to support advanced skills in the examination and treatment of individuals with typical and atypical BPPV. More information coming soon.

3. Management of Central and Chronic Vestibular Disorders

Date TBA
Intermediate to advanced level course

This one-day course is designed to increase the participants’ scope of practice and clinical reasoning in vestibular rehabilitation. Participants will increase knowledge and skills in differential diagnosis, and apply management strategies to individuals with central nervous system and chronic vestibular syndromes, including vestibular migraines, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Meniere’s disease, anxiety, and Persistent Postural Perceptual Disorder (3PD). More information coming soon.

4. Management of Post-concussion and Cervicogenic Dizziness

Date TBA
Intermediate to advanced level course

This one-day course covers the management of traumatic vestibular syndromes.  Participants will learn examination and differential diagnosis of clinical presentations associated with post-concussion and cervicogenic dizziness.  Management strategies will emphasize individual and problems based approaches to optimize patient outcomes. More information coming soon.

5. Optional Certification Testing

Date TBA

Certification can be attained through case study review, written and practical testing. More information coming soon.

Faculty

Anne K. Galgon PT PhD
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Department, University of the Sciences
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Advanced Training and Educator in Vestibular Rehabilitation
Chair of the Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy

Eric Folkins PT DPT
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Department, University of the Sciences
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Advanced Training and Educator in Vestibular Rehabilitation

Contact:

Anne K. Galgon, PT, PhD

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 S. 4rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone:

215-596-7044

Email:

a.galgon@usciences.edu