Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA: Advances in Vestibular Rehabilitation. April 12, 2014

Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

Advances in Vestibular Rehabilitation

April 12, 2014         8:00am – 4:30pm

Location: 555 North Duke Street Lancaster, PA 17602
Lancaster General Health, Stager Conference Center Room 5 & 7


All proceeds from this course will be donated to the Foundation for Physical Therapy as part of the Miami-Marquette Challenge










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Course Description

The participant will:

1. Be exposed to new methods of diagnosis and management of the person with BPPV
2. Be able to practice some of the newer techniques utilized for interventions for persons living with BPPV
3. Be exposed to some of the unique attributes that persons presenting with concussion demonstrate and will begin to understand how to utilize vestibular rehabilitation to assist in their management
4. Be able to perform and understand the results of the cover/uncover test plus will understand how a tropia or phoria can affect patient management of the person with a concussion
5. Be able to “vote” with clicker technology about eye movements in order to improve differential diagnosis skills related to knowing when to treat and when to refer out
6. Be exposed to the newest advances in balance and vestibular rehabilitation

Continuing Education Units

Direct Access CEUs : 1.5

General Access CEUs: 5.5

Total CEUs: 7

Course Schedule



Course Introduction, Update on new interventions for persons with BPPV






Management of the Person with Concussion

12:00 LUNCH

Concussion Case/Traumatic Brain Injury/Lab (Continued)




Oculomotor video exam analysis

3:30 New Advances in Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation
4:15 Questions and Answers



About the Speaker

Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and an associate professor in the department of otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. She is the Program Director of the Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Whitney is supported by an NIH grant from NIDCD to study the effect of vibrotactile feedback in persons with vestibular disorders. Dr. Whitney has authored or coauthored over 80 articles on Medline, most of which relate to vestibular rehabilitation and has co-written a book about vestibular disorders.