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

Susan Whitney Instructor Bio:
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 Rehabilitation Sciences. 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 has authored or co-authored over 90 articles on Medline, most of which relate to vestibular rehabilitation. She has also co-authored a book related to dizziness and balance disorders.

Susan Whitney's Continuing Education Courses

Concussion: Physical Therapy and Medical Management

Concussion: Physical Therapy and Medical Management

According to the CDC, up to 3.8 million concussions occur annually in the United States. Approximately 20% of these injuries may not recover quickly and cause significant disruption to the performance of work, school and life roles. Concussion… Read Morearrow_right

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Concussion: Common Findings in the Physical Therapy Evaluation

Concussion: Common Findings in the Physical Therapy Evaluation

Concussion often results in a multitude of issues, including symptoms, deficits in cognitive function and impairments in the vestibular and visual systems. Effective management requires that these various deficits areas are properly assessed… Read Morearrow_right

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Concussion Basics: Assessment, Screening and Risk Factors

Concussion Basics: Assessment, Screening and Risk Factors

Concussion is an ongoing public health initiative, due to high prevalence and potentially serious long-term consequences that may arise from incomplete recovery and improper management. Concussion often results in a multitude of symptoms,… Read Morearrow_right

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Concussion: Vestibular Abnormalities and Ocular Motor Examination

Concussion: Vestibular Abnormalities and Ocular Motor Examination

Vestibular physical therapists are often consulted in concussion management due to the presence of visual and vestibular dysfunction following the injury. A multitude of visual and vestibular impairments are frequently observed following… Read Morearrow_right

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Recent Advances in Treatment and Diagnosis of Posterior Canal BPPV

Recent Advances in Treatment and Diagnosis of Posterior Canal BPPV

Course one provides learners with an overview of the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of posterior canal BPPV. This course is pertinent to physical therapists and occupational therapists across any setting that treat persons… Read Morearrow_right

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Recent Advances in Treatment and Diagnosis of Horizontal Canal BPPV

Recent Advances in Treatment and Diagnosis of Horizontal Canal BPPV

The learner will be provided with an overview of the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of horizontal canal BPPV. The course is appropriate for physical and occupational therapists who treat persons with dizziness. Generally,… Read Morearrow_right

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New Advances in Vestibular Rehabilitation

New Advances in Vestibular Rehabilitation

This course will describe the latest advances in vestibular rehabilitation from around the globe, and will provide the learner with ideas about why their patients do not get better. The course is designed for physical and occupational therapists… Read Morearrow_right

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