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

Susan Whitney Instructor Bio:

Susan L. Whitney received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh, her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, and her DPT from MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and treats clinically for the Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Whitney has authored or coauthored more than 160 articles on Medline, most of which relate to vestibular rehabilitation. She has also coauthored a book related to dizziness and balance disorders.

Susan Whitney's Continuing Education Courses

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…

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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,…

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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…

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Fundamentals of Concussion

Fundamentals of Concussion

Video Runtime: 78 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 36 Minutes

As many as 3.8 million concussions occur each year in the US due to sports and recreational activity. If one considers concussions from falls and motor vehicle accidents,… Read Morearrow_right

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Concussion Assessment: An Overview

Concussion Assessment: An Overview

Video Runtime: 82 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 39 Minutes

Concussions are not all the same. Physical and occupational therapists are frequently involved in evaluating and managing the various symptoms and impairments experienced… Read Morearrow_right

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Balance Examination in Concussion

Balance Examination in Concussion

Video Runtime: 38 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 18 Minutes

One of the hallmarks of concussion management is the assessment of balance and postural control. Within the first seven days post concussion, there is strong evidence… Read Morearrow_right

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Cervical and Exertion Assessment in Concussion

Cervical and Exertion Assessment in Concussion

Video Runtime: 96 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 36 Minutes

One of the roles of physical and occupational therapists in concussion management is to return individuals back to their preconcussion activities. For asymptomatic… Read Morearrow_right

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Assessment of Headache and Psychiatric Issues in Concussion

Assessment of Headache and Psychiatric Issues in Concussion

Video Runtime: 66 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 24 Minutes

Headache is the most common complaint after concussion, affecting up to 85% of individuals. Post-traumatic headaches have various etiologies and may be due to medication… Read Morearrow_right

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BPPV and Vestibular Advances in Concussion

BPPV and Vestibular Advances in Concussion

Video Runtime: 65 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 27 Minutes

Persons post concussion or mild head trauma can experience benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It is not clear how frequently BPPV occurs after concussion,… Read Morearrow_right

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Concussion Treatment: Medical Management and Cognitive Profiles

Concussion Treatment: Medical Management and Cognitive Profiles

Video Runtime: 82 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 30 Minutes

Knowledge of medical and alternative interventions can enhance outcomes of individuals following concussion. Learners will be exposed to the latest evidence related… Read Morearrow_right

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Concussion Treatment for Vestibular and Oculomotor Profiles

Concussion Treatment for Vestibular and Oculomotor Profiles

Video Runtime: 68 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 36 Minutes

There is scant up-to-date information available for clinicians on how to treat individuals with concussion. This work is a significant expansion of what we have… Read Morearrow_right

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Treating Mood, Migraine, and Sleep-Related Problems After Concussion

Treating Mood, Migraine, and Sleep-Related Problems After Concussion

Video Runtime: 58 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 27 Minutes

Mood and migraine are among the most common profiles experienced following a concussion and are frequently encountered by therapists. Additionally, sleep, as a… Read Morearrow_right

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Management of Nonsport Injuries: Concussion Across the Life Span

Management of Nonsport Injuries: Concussion Across the Life Span

Video Runtime: 63 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 27 Minutes

While there is much published information surrounding athletes and concussion, relatively little is known about how to treat other populations who sustain mild head… Read Morearrow_right

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