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LIVE Four-Part Evening Webinar Series: Developing Posture and Balance: How to Use the Vestibular Systems to Get the Most Out of Your Movement Interventions

Inger Brueckner, MS, PT

LIVE Webinar Series
Choose One or all Four

  • April 27, 2021 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
    Part I – The Vestibular System Function in Common Pediatric Diagnosis
  • May 25, 2021 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
    Part II – Vestibular Evaluation in the School-Aged Child
  • June 1, 2021 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
    Part III – Balancing Act: Getting the most out of your balance and posture rehabilitation session
  • June 8, 2021 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
    Part IV –Enhancing Gaze Stability: How vestibular dysfunction impacts classroom learning

Cost:
$60.00 – for one webinar
$50.00 – for two or more webinars
$200.00 – for the Webinar Series 

This series of webinars is designed to help therapists harness plasticity in the vestibular system when treating movement dysfunction.  They are designed as a series that builds on each other, but can be taken separately. The classes will help you understand how the vestibular system and common pediatric dysfunction can impact development. They also include tailored activity for children that is meaningful, easy to adapt, and do not require expensive equipment.  This class includes techniques that have been validated in adults, but with important modifications for children. This webinar will help bridge the gap in vestibular therapy from adult to pediatrics using current research. There will be downloads of activities included in each session.

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Part I

The Vestibular System Function in Common Pediatric Diagnosis

April 27, 2021
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST

Course Description

This webinar will cover the vestibular involvement in common pediatric conditions such as CP, meningitis, sepsis, post-cancer treatment, SNHL, cochlear implants and mTBI.  Vestibular dysfunction is gaining a lot of attention.  In the last several years, research has expanded on the impacts on children.  It is still rare that children will be screened or even given a vestibular diagnosis. Pediatric vestibular therapist are in short supply considering the demand and sheer numbers of children affected.  This webinar will give you new insight into functional movement problems of your clientele.  You will understand the epidemiology and be able to recognize when to evaluate for vestibular dysfunction.  This webinar will also review published treatment programs that have proven to be effective in these populations.

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  1. Describe manifestation of vestibular dysfunction with SNHL, CI, infection, mTBI by the resulting functional deficit
  2. Relate how damage to the vestibular system early in development can impact function for children in the schools
  3. Recognize observable behavior in these common diagnosis that are appropriate for vestibular rehabilitation

Target Audience

PT, PTA, OT, OTA

Course Level 

Intermediate

Part II

Vestibular Evaluation in the School-aged child

May 25, 2021
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST

Course Description

This webinar will cover evaluation of the vestibular system adapted specifically for children.  When you are rehabilitating functional movement, including the system that senses and processes that movement makes sense.  Vestibular rehabilitation has been used with great success in the adult population for decades, but adapting these techniques for children can be challenging.  This webinar will teach you how to evaluate vestibular dysfunction in children.  Having a systematic way to evaluate the vestibular system will help guide effective treatment of many movement dysfunctions.  Instead of just a new tool for your toolbox, this course will give you a tool box organizer.  You will be able to observe your clients and adapt simple techniques that can be performed with many different abilities. This webinar will help you evaluate common issues objectively and timely using non-specialized equipment. Stepping away from this webinar, you will able to apply the evaluation techniques the next day.

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  1. Perform positional testing adapted for the ability of the client and interpret the results
  2. Select the correct evaluation technique based on observed behavior to determine if and what portion of the vestibular system is impacted
  3. Perform relevant assessments and recognize the systems that are impacted and relevant for treatment

Target Audience

PT, PTA, OT, OTA

Course Level 

Intermediate

Part III

Balancing Act: Getting the most out of your balance and posture rehabilitation session

June 1, 2021
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST

Course Description

The course will review what we currently know about postural stability, dynamic balance and how key portions of development impact functional exploration of the environment. You will come away with a better understanding of how children sense and respond to movement as well as develop the ability to remain still. The vestibular system has an amazing ability to compensate when damaged and this webinar will help you harness this powerful tool. The course also reviews how to spot dysfunctional movement patterns and modify your current treatment to maximize the impact.  Concepts will be introduced that can be applied to younger children through adolescents that have an array of physical dysfunction and can be incorporated by all disciplines.  The course will demonstrate multi-sensory interventions to improve balance.

 

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  1. Develop an individualized treatment plan to address a functional balance deficit
  2. Be able to interpret balance behaviors demonstrated and develop interventions to address
  3. Be able to advance balance activity systematically and use other senses to maximize function

Target Audience

PT, PTA, OT, OTA

Course Level 

Intermediate

Part IV

Enhancing Gaze Stability: How vestibular dysfunction impacts classroom learning

June 8, 2021

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST

Course Description

This webinar will focus on impacting the ability of your clients to make sense of their environment through the lens of vestibular therapy.  Gaze stability exercises have been a staple of the vestibular therapist’s treatment for decades.  By engaging the vestibular system’s mighty plasticity, you can impact your client’s interactions in the classroom.  Multi-sensory input can help drive correction of inefficient movement responses.  You will be given straightforward treatment techniques that are easy to adapt and can be used the next day in the classroom.  In the age of home-based work and school it is vital to enhance retinal image stability to help learning take place.  You will be given several examples of activity that can help improve gaze stability that reach beyond the X1 viewing exercise for VOR.

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the vestibular contribution to gaze stability
  2. Design treatment plan to enhance gaze stability using multi-sensory interventions
  3. Describe the critical components of gaze stability programs that drive central compensation and adaptation to improve function

Target Audience

PT, PTA, OT, OTA

Course Level 

Intermediate

FACULTY

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.

CEU'S

Educational Credits

Each webinar is 2 contact hours

The full series is 8 contact hours

Each webinar is approved approved for 2 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

The webinar series is approved approved for 8 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

color web&pptTSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Each webinar is approved by AOTA for .2 CEUs. 2 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors. The webinar series is approved by AOTA for .8 CEUs. 8 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors.

DISCOUNTS

Group Discount

Each webinar – $60.00

Two or more webinars – $50.00

Webinar series – $200.00