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Dizziness for the Non-vestibular PT Professional: What You Really Need to Know (NTD)
Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

What is your first reaction when your new or existing patient says, “I’m feeling dizzy today?” What do you do when your patient says “I’m spinning” as they lie down to do an exercise? Dizziness (including vertigo) affects about 15% to 20% of adults yearly (Neuhauser, 2016). If you are NOT a vestibular specialist (and even if you are), this course is for you! Every physical therapy professional should feel confident in recognizing and determining the right next steps for helping individuals with dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance, including those with unexplained falls. This lecture will bolster your skill set and equip you with a new perspective to assist the one in five patients with dizziness sitting in front of you tomorrow. 1CCU

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Take a basic relevant history for individuals with dizziness;
2. Identify what not to miss in patients with dizziness;
3. Triage individuals with vestibular disorders;
4. Plan client education, basic interventions, and appropriate referrals for common dizziness issues.

Helena Esmonde, PT, DPT, NCS, has over 19 years of experience and has specialized in treating patients with neurologic, balance, and vestibular conditions for the past 15 years. Helena passed her Vestibular Competency exam at Emory University in 2015, certified to treat Cervicogenic Dizziness in 2016, and co-founded Vestibular First, a company which makes affordable infrared video goggles and educational tools, in 2017. Dedicated to student education, she has served as a teaching assistant at Temple, Jefferson, Neumann, Arcadia, Harcum, and St. Joseph’s University. Helena has given numerous professional lectures and taught several continuing education courses over the past few years, covering vestibular topics such as BPPV and concussion, as well as hosting an online Journal Club with renowned vestibular experts serving as her special guests each month.

6:30 - 7:00: Business Meeting
7:00 - 8:00: Presentation
8:00 - 8:30: Questions and Answers

Additional Locations
Live Online Only

Cancellation Policy 
Refunds will be issued if course is canceled.

Registration Fees
$5 - Student Member
$10 - TPTA Member
$10 - Student Non-Member
$20 - Non-Member

Registration closes on 7/30/2024. You must register for the course. Registration is used as part of the attendance verification process..

In order to receive credit you must have registered for the course and per PTOT Board rules must remain logged in for the entire course and complete the Course Evaluation by the deadline. Credit will not be issued if all steps are not completed.

Credits will be emailed by August 22, 2024. Complete your evaluation by August 15th to ensure you receive credit. Credits are only issued to PTs/PTAs. Please allow until then for processing. Please wait until after that date to contact TPTA if you haven't received your certificate. 

Register Here

Contact: [email protected]