16
    CME Hours

    Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

    Course by : Alia Alghwiri
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    Overview

    Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

     

    The objective of this course is to improve the capacity of doctors and therapists to assess and treat individuals who experience dizziness and imbalance using evidence-based methods.

    The course will cover fundamental theoretical concepts related to vestibular system and its disorders.

    Additionally, participants will receive hands-on training to develop their skills in conducting assessments and applying management strategies for dizziness and imbalance disorders. 

    General outlines:

    • An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology.
    • Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium.
    • Disorders affecting vestibular functions.
    • Peripheral versus central vestibular disorders.
    • BPPV diagnosis and treatment – Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers training.
    • Gaze stabilization training.
    • Balance progression exercises.

    Specific Objectives:

    • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system.
    • Differentiate between peripheral and central vestibular disorders.
    • Discuss evidence based assessment strategies for people with dizziness and imbalance disorders.
    • Recognize horizontal and posterior canal BPPV and to be able to effectively treat the condition.
    • Design and perform a tailored plan of treatment for people with dizziness and imbalance disorders.
    • Develop evidence-based skills in the management of balance disorders.

    Instructor

    Alia Alghwiri

    PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences

    MSc, Neurological Physical Therapy

    BSc, Physical Therapy

    Academic Experiences A)    Academic Positions 1.    Adjunct Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science, University of Pitts
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    Agenda

     

     

         DAY 1

    TIMINGS

         TOPICS

    09:00-10:00

    • Vestibular Physical Examination: VOR Testing 

    10:00-11:00

    • Practical Session: VOR Testing 

    11:00-11:15

    • Coffee break 

    11:15-12:15

    • Vestibular Physical Examination: VSR and Sensory Integration Testing 

    12:15 – 13:00

    • Practical Session: VSR and Sensory Integration Testing 

    13:00–14:00

    • Lunch break 

    14:00-15:30

    • Vestibular Physical Examination: Balance and Gait Testing 

    15:30-17:00

    • Practical Session: Balance and Gait Testing 

     

     

     

         DAY 2

    TIMINGS

         TOPICS

    09:00-10:00

    • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): examination and treatment 

    10:00-11:00

    • Posterior Canal BPPV: examination and treatment 

    11:00-11:15

    • Coffee break 

    11:15-12:15

    • Practical Session: Posterior Canal BPPV 

    12:15 – 13:00

    • Horizontal Canal BPPV: examination and treatment 

    13:00–14:00

    • Lunch break 

    14:00-15:00

    • Practical Session: Horizontal Canal BPPV 

    15:00-16:00

    • Balance progression exercises 

    16:00-17:00

    • Practical Session: Balance progression exercises 

     

     

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      This course includes :
      • 8 hours of Pre-course study materials

      • 2 days of hands-on training

      • International CPD Accredited valid by DHA and DOH

      • Certificate of completion

    • Special discounts for groups, students, interns & fresh graduates
    • Dates
       10-Feb-2024 To 11-Feb-2024
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    • Venue
      Dubai
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