presented by Susan Whitney
Financial— Susan Whitney is a speaker for Interacoustics and for the APTA, as well as a Director on the APTA Board of Directors. Susan Whitney receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA
Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh, her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and her DPT from MGH Institute of the Health Sciences. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and…Read full bio
1. The Use of Technology in Persons With Vestibular Disorders
In this chapter the learner will be exposed to various virtual reality technologies and infrared googles that are being used or are being developed to enhance care in persons with vestibular disorders.
2. The Use of Other Advanced Technologies in the Treatment and Diagnosis of Persons With Vestibular Disorders
New concepts and technologies will be discussed including the use of the vestibular head impulse test, new chairs for repositioning with BPPV, advances in training of the VOR and technology that can reduce the risk of falling.
3. What Does the Literature Say About Why People Don’t Get Completely Better After a Vestibular Disorder?
Evidence related to factors that may delay or impede recovery in persons with vestibular disorders will be provided. Physiologic and psychologic factors may contribute to either better recovery or a challenged recovery. Recognition of these factors a priori can assist the physical therapist in optimal treatment planning and in projecting how long it will take for them to improve from their vestibular disorder.