Participants completing this course will be able to:
1. Relate how damage to the vestibular system early in development can impact function for children in the schools
2. Recognize observable behavior in these common diagnosis that are appropriate for vestibular rehabilitation
3. Perform relevant assessments and recognize the systems that are impacted and relevant for treatment
4. Be able to advance postural and balance activity systematically and use other senses to maximize function
5. Evaluate the vestibular contribution to gaze stability and design treatment plan to enhance gaze stability using multi-sensory interventions
PT, PTA, OT, OTA
Inger Brueckner, MS, PT
INGER BRUECKNER is a renowned expert in the field of vestibular dysfunction and amputee rehabilitation, treating patients across the lifespan from pediatric to geriatric. A skilled and knowledgeable researcher and therapist, Inger has extensive experience working in multi-disciplinary teams that provide cutting-edge, effective, and safe rehabilitation treatments at rehab facilities including Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Sky Ridge Medical Center. At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children’s Center for Concussion, she developed and directs PACER (Progressive Acute Concussion Exertional Rehabilitation). Inger has presented at APTA CSM, published journal articles, developed protocols, and has been invited to speak at conferences throughout the world. She is passionate about providing exceptional and collaborative patient care and sharing her knowledge and experience with the continuing education community.
Inger receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Vestibular development and maturation of posture and balance
Vestibular dysfunction including common pediatric diagnosis
Evaluation techniques specifically adapted for children including modifications for ability
Specific vestibular testing modifications and interpretation
Observing functional activity and posture, balance interventions and advancement sequencing
Activities to stabilize gaze with emphasis on school settings
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6 contact hours
Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.
Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.
TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for .6 CEUs. 6 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors.