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  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation is an engaging course on vestibular function

    Vestibular input plays a vital role in cognitive abilities, especially related to visuospatial skills (i.e., understanding/interpreting visuospatial information for function and navigation). Recently, this relationship between cognition and vestibular function has been more carefully studied and findings have implications for physical therapists (PTs), particularly those working in geriatrics. Older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) have a higher prevalence of vestibular impairment than cognitively-intact age-matched peers; this may be relevant in understanding some of their visuospatial impairments. PT-directed vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is effective in managing vestibular impairment in older adults, but individuals with MCI or AD are not routinely referred for VR, perhaps because of assumptions about inability to participate and/or benefit. This presentation will: (1) discuss how cognitive impairment impacts motor learning; (2) review the latest evidence associating vestibular and spatial cognitive functioning in older adults and discuss the relevance of these findings for PTs; (3) share methods of assessing spatial cognition in the clinical environment and discuss the potential of vestibular training to be protective to spatial cognitive functioning; (4) share a framework for VR with individuals with AD and “lessons learned” from a recent pilot project; and (5) discuss future directions for research and clinical practice related to cognition and VR.

    Learning Objective:
    1. Discuss the impact of MCI and AD on motor learning and its relevance to PT.
    2. Discuss the inter-relatedness of vestibular function and cognition, especially spatial cognitive skills;
    3. Apply strategies for quantifying spatial cognition in a physical therapy setting;
    4. Integrate lessons learned from a pilot program of vestibular physical therapy for individuals with dementia;
    5. Anticipate the direction of future research to inform the role of vestibular rehabilitation in older adults and the potential use as a preemptive intervention for cognitive decline.

    Julie D. Ries

    PT, PhD

    Julie D Ries, PT PhD, is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Marymount University (Arlington VA). She received her BS in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac College (Hamden CT), MA in Education & Human Development from George Washington University, and PhD from Nova Southeastern University. She has extensive clinical experience across settings working with older adults and individuals with neurological diagnoses. Her current research interests revolve around assessment & treatment of function & balance in individuals with dementia.

    Brooke N. Klatt

    PT, DPT, PhD

    Brooke N. Klatt, PT, DPT, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her BS in Kinesiology from Penn State University, DPT from New York University, PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Her research is primarily focused on optimizing activity and participation in people with vestibulopathy. She works clinically in the outpatient neurologic and vestibular setting at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services in Pittsburgh, PA and she is an ABPTS board certified neurologic clinical specialist.

    Eric Anson

    PT, PhD

    Eric Anson, PT PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester. He has 16 years of clinic experience emphasizing vestibular rehabilitation. He received a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2003, his PhD degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in 2015, and he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in vestibular physiology of healthy aging at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His current NIDCD funded research interests include perception of self-motion and the effects of vestibular disorders and concussion on spatial orientation, gaze, and balance-related anxiety.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A review of the anatomical structures of the cerebellum and its vasculature, information on the pathophysiology and etiology of cerebellar stroke, as well as the prevalence and prognosis.

    This course will provide a review of the anatomical structures of the cerebellum and its vasculature, information on the pathophysiology and etiology of cerebellar stroke, as well as the prevalence and prognosis. Differential diagnosis of acute manifestations of cerebellar stroke will be included. The speakers will cover distinctive impairments of cerebellar stroke in addition to the development of appropriate treatment strategies.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. List specific roles and functions of the cerebellum.
    2. Compare characteristics of various cerebellar stroke syndromes.
    3. Describe typical impairments associated with cerebellum damage.
    4. Choose assessments and outcome measures appropriate for cerebellar pathology.
    5. Select treatment strategies for cerebellar stroke rehabilitation.

    Course Launched June 2022

    Karen Zacharewiz

    PT, DPT, NCS

    Dr. Zacharewicz is a practicing clinician specializing in neurologic and vestibular disorders and works in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  She completed her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1996 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2013. She has been a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist since 2004 with recertification in 2013 and now serves as an ABPTS Specialization Academy of Content Expert.  She has completed extensive continuing education in addition to completing the Herdman and Clendaniel Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Based Course, Parkinson Wellness Recovery Certification, Walk-aide Certification, and is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. She currently volunteers for the APTA Finance Committee and Stroke Special Interest Group.

    Jeff Hoder

    PT, DPT, MS, NCS

    Dr. Hoder is an Associate Professor within the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University, where his primary responsibilities are teaching adult neurologic rehabilitation and gait analysis content across the curriculum.  He received both his DPT and MS degrees in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)/ now a part of Rutgers University.  Additionally, he received his clinical specialist board certification in Neurology through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2003 and was recertified in 2013.  Dr. Hoder has significant experience in neuro-rehabilitation that he obtained while working as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist at the Rusk Institute of New York University Medical Center and at the Kessler Institute in New Jersey.  He has previously held faculty appointments at Emory University within the Division of Physical Therapy and at Virginia Commonwealth University within the Department of Neurology.  At Duke, his clinical areas focus on the management of gait and balance issues for individuals with movement disorders and central vestibular dysfunction.  He also supervises and coordinates DPT students for the Duke Health Inter-professional Education (IPE) Clinic within the Emergency Department.  He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to Parkinson’s disease and central vestibular dysfunction.

    Jamie Haines

    PT, DScPT, NCS

    Dr. Haines is an Assistant Professor in the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University. She received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the Grand Valley State University in 1995 and completed her DScPT from Oakland University in 2014. She is a Neurologic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, certified in 2005 and recertified in 2015. Dr. Haines’ research interests include teaching and learning principles in DPT education including authentic experiences, student confidence and self-efficacy and integration of safe patient handling and mobility technology in PT schools. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Stroke SIG. Along with her educational responsibilities, she teaches fitness classes for seniors and people with neurologic conditions at a community center and works in an outpatient private practice.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Review the standardized administration of one recommended measure, the Functional Gait Assessment.

    The CPG “A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Rehabilitation” includes nine action statements related to the recommended measures, use of the core set, and collaborative decision-making. This course reviews the standardized administration of one recommended measure, the Functional Gait Assessment, including equipment and set up needs, patient instructions and accurate scoring. A quiz after the module will assess competency in learning the standardized administration. Please see four additional course modules related to implementation of this CPG into clinical practice.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the history, purpose and action statements in the clinical practice guideline: A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Rehabilitation.
    2. Correctly identify the equipment and space requirements for the Functional Gait Assessment.
    3. Identify the set up and patient instructions of the Functional Gait Assessment.
    4. Accurately score the Functional Gait Assessment.

    Megan Eikenberry

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Megan Eikenberry, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist and an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.  Dr. Eikenberry received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Bellarmine University in 2007. Prior to transitioning into full time academia, she worked primarily in the acute rehabilitation setting and served as a mentor and instructor in the Mayo Clinic Geriatric Residency Program. Her teaching responsibilities within the DPT program include coordination of neuromuscular rehabilitation courses and acute care rehabilitation.  She continues to consult clinically in the inpatient hospital setting at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.  She is actively engaged in clinical-based research and quality improvement initiatives examining interprofessional collaborative practice and the utilization of outcome measures of individuals with neurological disorders in the inpatient practice settings.

    Tracy Rice

    PT, MPH, EdD, NCS

    Dr. Tracy Rice, PT, MPH, EdD is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an Associate Professor at West Virginia University, Division of Physical Therapy.  She teaches coursework in neurologic physical therapy, is the curriculum committee chair and assists in the program admissions process. She also provides services in the WVU PT/OT Faculty Practice Clinic.  She has research interests in the areas of vestibular rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury and on implementation initiatives with a focus on standardizing outcome measure use across the continuum of care.  Dr. Rice earned her EdD in Educational Psychology from West Virginia University and her dissertation work focused on concussion knowledge and awareness. She is involved in the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy as a member of the Vestibular Edge Taskforce and as a member of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Marghuretta Bland

    PT, DPT, MSCI

    Dr. Marghuretta Bland PT, DPT, MSCI is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology, and Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Within her current faculty position she is actively engaged in clinical research focused on stroke rehabilitation and therapist delivery of care. She is the Course Master for the Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Conditions course within the DPT program. In addition to her teaching responsibilities within the Program in Physical Therapy, she provides skilled physical therapy services in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and is actively involved in research. In 2016, Dr. Bland received the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Emerging Leader Award. She is currently the Chair of the Neurologic Specialty Council and is Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of outcome measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Genevieve Olivier

    PT, DPT, NCS

    Geneviève Olivier, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. She earned her DPT from Boston University in 2009, graduated from the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic PT Residency program in 2012, and matriculated as a PhD student in Rehabilition Sciences in 2013. Her doctoral studies and research focus on motor learning in aging and neurologically-involved populations. Dr. Olivier has worked clinically across the entire neurologic continuum of care, including acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, outpatient communitiy reintegration, home- and community-based community reintegration, and wellness. As a clinician, she is passionate about measuring and optimizing patient outcomes.

    Elizabeth "Libby" Anderl

    PT, DPT

    Elizabeth “Libby” Anderl is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a full-time physical therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, where she specializes in inpatient brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. She graduated from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 2015 and completed the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2016. In addition to her responsibilities as a clinician, Libby is actively involved in program development for TIRR’s Disorders of Consciousness and Neurobehavioral programs, clinical education, and pro bono services with RSVP Texas. She is currently serving on the Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) as an item writer for the neurologic certification examination and as a member of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Arlene McCarthy

    PT, NCS

    Arlene McCarthy, a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic PT, is currently the director of the Kaiser Permanente(KP) Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency and serves as an Associate Professor at UCSF/SFSU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She has extensive experience in neurologic physical therapy practice, leadership, education, management, and clinical research. She has had a continuing leadership role in the redesign process within KP and is currently a member of the Core Outcome Measure CPG Knowledge Translation Task force for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.  Dr. McCarthy has presented locally and nationally.

    Wendy Romney

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Romney is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.  She teaches courses on physical therapy examination and treatment of patients with neurological disease and dysfunction and medically complex issues.  She has clinical experience in acute rehabilitation and outpatient neurological rehabilitation. In 2010, she became a neurological certified specialist (NCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She continues to practice at Gaylord Specialty Care in Wallingford, CT and treats patients on a as needed basis at SHU. Dr. Romney earned her PhD from Rutgers University and her thesis work focused on knowledge translation and improving the use of outcome measures in practice. She was a co-chair of the programming committee for the CT APTA, a member of the SCI EDGE work group and Knowledge Translation Taskforce for the Outcome Measure CPG for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

    Amelia Siles

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Amelia Siles, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, Division of Physical Therapy.  She teaches coursework in neurologic physical therapy, assists in administering the clinical education program, and a teaching coordinator in the neurologic residency. She is also staff PT at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The OSU Wexner Medical Center.  Dr. Siles’ research interests center on implementation initiatives at the hospital, with a focus on standardizing outcome measure use across the continuum. She collaborates with leaders in the academic medical center with the vision to build a health system of learning. She is involved in Academy of Neurologic PT within the Stroke SIG and is the Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Hallie Zeleznik

    PT, NCS

    Hallie Zeleznik is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Professional Development for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. She previously held the positions of Assistant Director of the Outpatient Neurologic/Vestibular Program for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services and Team Leader of the Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. Hallie has 18 years of clinical experience with specific expertise in brain injury, stroke, vestibular, concussion and post-intensive care syndrome rehabilitation. Her professional roles involve clinical practice, program and quality improvement, leadership, and mentoring/teaching.  She serves as a faculty member for UPMC Centers for Rehab Service’s Neurologic Residency Program and is both a Clinical and an Adjunct Faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy. Hallie is a committee member of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy's Knowledge Translation Taskforce addressing the Clinical Practice Guideline: A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Physical Therapy. She is also currently serving a 4-year term on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties' Neurologic Specialty Council.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Review the standardized administration of two recommended measures, the Five Times Sit to Stand Test and the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale.

    The CPG “A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Rehabilitation” includes nine action statements related to the recommended measures, use of the core set, and collaborative decision-making. This module reviews the standardized administration of two recommended measures, the Five Times Sit to Stand Test and the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale.  The module takes the learner through equipment and set up needs, patient instructions and accurate scoring of each measure. A quiz after the module will assess competency in learning the standardized administration. Please see four additional course modules related to implementation of this CPG into clinical practice.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the history, purpose, and action statements in the clinical practice guideline “A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Rehabilitation”.
    2. Identify the equipment and space requirements for the accurate completion of the Five Times Sit to Stand Test and the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale.
    3. Identify the set up and patient instructions of Five Times Sit to Stand Test and the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale.
    4. Accurately score the Five Times Sit to Stand Test and the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale.

    Amelia Siles

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Amelia Siles, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, Division of Physical Therapy.  She teaches coursework in neurologic physical therapy, assists in administering the clinical education program, and a teaching coordinator in the neurologic residency. She is also staff PT at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The OSU Wexner Medical Center.  Dr. Siles’ research interests center on implementation initiatives at the hospital, with a focus on standardizing outcome measure use across the continuum. She collaborates with leaders in the academic medical center with the vision to build a health system of learning. She is involved in Academy of Neurologic PT within the Stroke SIG and is the Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Wendy Romney

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Romney is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.  She teaches courses on physical therapy examination and treatment of patients with neurological disease and dysfunction and medically complex issues.  She has clinical experience in acute rehabilitation and outpatient neurological rehabilitation. In 2010, she became a neurological certified specialist (NCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She continues to practice at Gaylord Specialty Care in Wallingford, CT and treats patients on a as needed basis at SHU. Dr. Romney earned her PhD from Rutgers University and her thesis work focused on knowledge translation and improving the use of outcome measures in practice. She was a co-chair of the programming committee for the CT APTA, a member of the SCI EDGE work group and Knowledge Translation Taskforce for the Outcome Measure CPG for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

    Hallie Zeleznik

    PT, NCS

    Hallie Zeleznik is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Professional Development for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. She previously held the positions of Assistant Director of the Outpatient Neurologic/Vestibular Program for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services and Team Leader of the Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. Hallie has 18 years of clinical experience with specific expertise in brain injury, stroke, vestibular, concussion and post-intensive care syndrome rehabilitation. Her professional roles involve clinical practice, program and quality improvement, leadership, and mentoring/teaching.  She serves as a faculty member for UPMC Centers for Rehab Service’s Neurologic Residency Program and is both a Clinical and an Adjunct Faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy. Hallie is a committee member of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy's Knowledge Translation Taskforce addressing the Clinical Practice Guideline: A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Physical Therapy. She is also currently serving a 4-year term on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties' Neurologic Specialty Council.

    Genevieve Olivier

    PT, DPT, NCS

    Geneviève Olivier, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. She earned her DPT from Boston University in 2009, graduated from the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic PT Residency program in 2012, and matriculated as a PhD student in Rehabilition Sciences in 2013. Her doctoral studies and research focus on motor learning in aging and neurologically-involved populations. Dr. Olivier has worked clinically across the entire neurologic continuum of care, including acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, outpatient communitiy reintegration, home- and community-based community reintegration, and wellness. As a clinician, she is passionate about measuring and optimizing patient outcomes.

    Megan Eikenberry

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Megan Eikenberry, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist and an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.  Dr. Eikenberry received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Bellarmine University in 2007. Prior to transitioning into full time academia, she worked primarily in the acute rehabilitation setting and served as a mentor and instructor in the Mayo Clinic Geriatric Residency Program. Her teaching responsibilities within the DPT program include coordination of neuromuscular rehabilitation courses and acute care rehabilitation.  She continues to consult clinically in the inpatient hospital setting at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.  She is actively engaged in clinical-based research and quality improvement initiatives examining interprofessional collaborative practice and the utilization of outcome measures of individuals with neurological disorders in the inpatient practice settings.

    Arlene McCarthy

    PT, NCS

    Arlene McCarthy, a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic PT, is currently the director of the Kaiser Permanente(KP) Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency and serves as an Associate Professor at UCSF/SFSU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She has extensive experience in neurologic physical therapy practice, leadership, education, management, and clinical research. She has had a continuing leadership role in the redesign process within KP and is currently a member of the Core Outcome Measure CPG Knowledge Translation Task force for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.  Dr. McCarthy has presented locally and nationally.

    Elizabeth "Libby" Anderl

    PT, DPT

    Elizabeth “Libby” Anderl is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a full-time physical therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, where she specializes in inpatient brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. She graduated from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 2015 and completed the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2016. In addition to her responsibilities as a clinician, Libby is actively involved in program development for TIRR’s Disorders of Consciousness and Neurobehavioral programs, clinical education, and pro bono services with RSVP Texas. She is currently serving on the Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) as an item writer for the neurologic certification examination and as a member of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Marghuretta Bland

    PT, DPT, MSCI

    Dr. Marghuretta Bland PT, DPT, MSCI is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology, and Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Within her current faculty position she is actively engaged in clinical research focused on stroke rehabilitation and therapist delivery of care. She is the Course Master for the Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Conditions course within the DPT program. In addition to her teaching responsibilities within the Program in Physical Therapy, she provides skilled physical therapy services in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and is actively involved in research. In 2016, Dr. Bland received the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Emerging Leader Award. She is currently the Chair of the Neurologic Specialty Council and is Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of outcome measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The standardized administration of two recommended measures, the 10 Meter Walk Test and the 6 Minute Walk Test.

    The CPG “A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Rehabilitation” includes nine action statements related to the recommended measures, use of the core set, and collaborative decision-making. This module reviews the standardized administration of two recommended measures, the 10 Meter Walk Test and the 6 Minute Walk Test.   The module takes the learner through equipment and set up needs, patient instructions and accurate scoring of each measure. A quiz after the module will assess competency in learning the standardized administration. Please see four additional course modules related to implementation of this CPG into clinical practice.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the history, purpose, and action statements in the clinical practice guideline “A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Rehabilitation”.
    2. Correctly identify the equipment and space requirements for the 10 Meter Walk Test and the 6 Minute Walk Test.
    3. Identify the set up and patient instructions of the 10 Meter Walk Test and the 6 Minute Walk Test.
    4. Accurately score the 10 Meter Walk Test and the 6 Minute Walk Test.

    Megan Eikenberry

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Megan Eikenberry, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist and an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.  Dr. Eikenberry received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Bellarmine University in 2007. Prior to transitioning into full time academia, she worked primarily in the acute rehabilitation setting and served as a mentor and instructor in the Mayo Clinic Geriatric Residency Program. Her teaching responsibilities within the DPT program include coordination of neuromuscular rehabilitation courses and acute care rehabilitation.  She continues to consult clinically in the inpatient hospital setting at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.  She is actively engaged in clinical-based research and quality improvement initiatives examining interprofessional collaborative practice and the utilization of outcome measures of individuals with neurological disorders in the inpatient practice settings.

    Tracy Rice

    PT, MPH, EdD, NCS

    Dr. Tracy Rice, PT, MPH, EdD is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an Associate Professor at West Virginia University, Division of Physical Therapy.  She teaches coursework in neurologic physical therapy, is the curriculum committee chair and assists in the program admissions process. She also provides services in the WVU PT/OT Faculty Practice Clinic.  She has research interests in the areas of vestibular rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury and on implementation initiatives with a focus on standardizing outcome measure use across the continuum of care.  Dr. Rice earned her EdD in Educational Psychology from West Virginia University and her dissertation work focused on concussion knowledge and awareness. She is involved in the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy as a member of the Vestibular Edge Taskforce and as a member of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Marghuretta Bland

    PT, DPT, MSCI

    Dr. Marghuretta Bland PT, DPT, MSCI is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology, and Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Within her current faculty position she is actively engaged in clinical research focused on stroke rehabilitation and therapist delivery of care. She is the Course Master for the Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Conditions course within the DPT program. In addition to her teaching responsibilities within the Program in Physical Therapy, she provides skilled physical therapy services in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and is actively involved in research. In 2016, Dr. Bland received the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Emerging Leader Award. She is currently the Chair of the Neurologic Specialty Council and is Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of outcome measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Genevieve Olivier

    PT, DPT, NCS

    Geneviève Olivier, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. She earned her DPT from Boston University in 2009, graduated from the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic PT Residency program in 2012, and matriculated as a PhD student in Rehabilition Sciences in 2013. Her doctoral studies and research focus on motor learning in aging and neurologically-involved populations. Dr. Olivier has worked clinically across the entire neurologic continuum of care, including acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, outpatient communitiy reintegration, home- and community-based community reintegration, and wellness. As a clinician, she is passionate about measuring and optimizing patient outcomes.

    Elizabeth "Libby" Anderl

    PT, DPT

    Elizabeth “Libby” Anderl is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a full-time physical therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, where she specializes in inpatient brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. She graduated from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 2015 and completed the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2016. In addition to her responsibilities as a clinician, Libby is actively involved in program development for TIRR’s Disorders of Consciousness and Neurobehavioral programs, clinical education, and pro bono services with RSVP Texas. She is currently serving on the Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) as an item writer for the neurologic certification examination and as a member of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Wendy Romney

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Romney is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.  She teaches courses on physical therapy examination and treatment of patients with neurological disease and dysfunction and medically complex issues.  She has clinical experience in acute rehabilitation and outpatient neurological rehabilitation. In 2010, she became a neurological certified specialist (NCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She continues to practice at Gaylord Specialty Care in Wallingford, CT and treats patients on a as needed basis at SHU. Dr. Romney earned her PhD from Rutgers University and her thesis work focused on knowledge translation and improving the use of outcome measures in practice. She was a co-chair of the programming committee for the CT APTA, a member of the SCI EDGE work group and Knowledge Translation Taskforce for the Outcome Measure CPG for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

    Amelia Siles

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Amelia Siles, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, Division of Physical Therapy.  She teaches coursework in neurologic physical therapy, assists in administering the clinical education program, and a teaching coordinator in the neurologic residency. She is also staff PT at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The OSU Wexner Medical Center.  Dr. Siles’ research interests center on implementation initiatives at the hospital, with a focus on standardizing outcome measure use across the continuum. She collaborates with leaders in the academic medical center with the vision to build a health system of learning. She is involved in Academy of Neurologic PT within the Stroke SIG and is the Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Hallie Zeleznik

    PT, NCS

    Hallie Zeleznik is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Professional Development for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. She previously held the positions of Assistant Director of the Outpatient Neurologic/Vestibular Program for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services and Team Leader of the Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. Hallie has 18 years of clinical experience with specific expertise in brain injury, stroke, vestibular, concussion and post-intensive care syndrome rehabilitation. Her professional roles involve clinical practice, program and quality improvement, leadership, and mentoring/teaching.  She serves as a faculty member for UPMC Centers for Rehab Service’s Neurologic Residency Program and is both a Clinical and an Adjunct Faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy. Hallie is a committee member of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy's Knowledge Translation Taskforce addressing the Clinical Practice Guideline: A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Physical Therapy. She is also currently serving a 4-year term on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties' Neurologic Specialty Council.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Review three of the action statements related to patient-stated goals, use of the core set across the continuum, and collaborative decision making.

    The CPG “A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Rehabilitation” includes nine action statements. This module review three of the action statements related to patient-stated goals, use of the core set across the continuum, and collaborative decision making. Application of the measures will be demonstrated through a patient case from acute care through home health and outpatient therapies. This case highlights some key skills including interpretation of the scores on the core measures, assessing progress across the continuum, using some important tools to assist in the process.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss both the total score and parts of a measure with a patient.
    2. State the importance of monitoring changes over time using the core set and how this applies across the continuum of care.
    3 .Explain how the measure score can relate to patient-stated goals.

    Megan Eikenberry

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Megan Eikenberry, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist and an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.  Dr. Eikenberry received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Bellarmine University in 2007. Prior to transitioning into full time academia, she worked primarily in the acute rehabilitation setting and served as a mentor and instructor in the Mayo Clinic Geriatric Residency Program. Her teaching responsibilities within the DPT program include coordination of neuromuscular rehabilitation courses and acute care rehabilitation.  She continues to consult clinically in the inpatient hospital setting at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.  She is actively engaged in clinical-based research and quality improvement initiatives examining interprofessional collaborative practice and the utilization of outcome measures of individuals with neurological disorders in the inpatient practice settings.

    Marghuretta Bland

    PT, DPT, MSCI

    Dr. Marghuretta Bland PT, DPT, MSCI is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology, and Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Within her current faculty position she is actively engaged in clinical research focused on stroke rehabilitation and therapist delivery of care. She is the Course Master for the Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Conditions course within the DPT program. In addition to her teaching responsibilities within the Program in Physical Therapy, she provides skilled physical therapy services in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and is actively involved in research. In 2016, Dr. Bland received the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Emerging Leader Award. She is currently the Chair of the Neurologic Specialty Council and is Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of outcome measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Genevieve Olivier

    PT, DPT, NCS

    Geneviève Olivier, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. She earned her DPT from Boston University in 2009, graduated from the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic PT Residency program in 2012, and matriculated as a PhD student in Rehabilition Sciences in 2013. Her doctoral studies and research focus on motor learning in aging and neurologically-involved populations. Dr. Olivier has worked clinically across the entire neurologic continuum of care, including acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, outpatient communitiy reintegration, home- and community-based community reintegration, and wellness. As a clinician, she is passionate about measuring and optimizing patient outcomes.

    Elizabeth "Libby" Anderl

    PT, DPT

    Elizabeth “Libby” Anderl is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a full-time physical therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, where she specializes in inpatient brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. She graduated from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 2015 and completed the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2016. In addition to her responsibilities as a clinician, Libby is actively involved in program development for TIRR’s Disorders of Consciousness and Neurobehavioral programs, clinical education, and pro bono services with RSVP Texas. She is currently serving on the Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) as an item writer for the neurologic certification examination and as a member of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Arlene McCarthy

    PT, NCS

    Arlene McCarthy, a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic PT, is currently the director of the Kaiser Permanente(KP) Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency and serves as an Associate Professor at UCSF/SFSU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She has extensive experience in neurologic physical therapy practice, leadership, education, management, and clinical research. She has had a continuing leadership role in the redesign process within KP and is currently a member of the Core Outcome Measure CPG Knowledge Translation Task force for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.  Dr. McCarthy has presented locally and nationally.

    Wendy Romney

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Romney is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.  She teaches courses on physical therapy examination and treatment of patients with neurological disease and dysfunction and medically complex issues.  She has clinical experience in acute rehabilitation and outpatient neurological rehabilitation. In 2010, she became a neurological certified specialist (NCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She continues to practice at Gaylord Specialty Care in Wallingford, CT and treats patients on a as needed basis at SHU. Dr. Romney earned her PhD from Rutgers University and her thesis work focused on knowledge translation and improving the use of outcome measures in practice. She was a co-chair of the programming committee for the CT APTA, a member of the SCI EDGE work group and Knowledge Translation Taskforce for the Outcome Measure CPG for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

    Amelia Siles

    PT, DPT

    Dr. Amelia Siles, PT, DPT is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, Division of Physical Therapy.  She teaches coursework in neurologic physical therapy, assists in administering the clinical education program, and a teaching coordinator in the neurologic residency. She is also staff PT at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital at The OSU Wexner Medical Center.  Dr. Siles’ research interests center on implementation initiatives at the hospital, with a focus on standardizing outcome measure use across the continuum. She collaborates with leaders in the academic medical center with the vision to build a health system of learning. She is involved in Academy of Neurologic PT within the Stroke SIG and is the Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

    Hallie Zeleznik

    PT, NCS

    Hallie Zeleznik is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Professional Development for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. She previously held the positions of Assistant Director of the Outpatient Neurologic/Vestibular Program for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services and Team Leader of the Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. Hallie has 18 years of clinical experience with specific expertise in brain injury, stroke, vestibular, concussion and post-intensive care syndrome rehabilitation. Her professional roles involve clinical practice, program and quality improvement, leadership, and mentoring/teaching.  She serves as a faculty member for UPMC Centers for Rehab Service’s Neurologic Residency Program and is both a Clinical and an Adjunct Faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy. Hallie is a committee member of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy's Knowledge Translation Taskforce addressing the Clinical Practice Guideline: A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions Undergoing Physical Therapy. She is also currently serving a 4-year term on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties' Neurologic Specialty Council.

    Tracy Rice

    PT, MPH, EdD, NCS

    Dr. Tracy Rice, PT, MPH, EdD is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an Associate Professor at West Virginia University, Division of Physical Therapy.  She teaches coursework in neurologic physical therapy, is the curriculum committee chair and assists in the program admissions process. She also provides services in the WVU PT/OT Faculty Practice Clinic.  She has research interests in the areas of vestibular rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury and on implementation initiatives with a focus on standardizing outcome measure use across the continuum of care.  Dr. Rice earned her EdD in Educational Psychology from West Virginia University and her dissertation work focused on concussion knowledge and awareness. She is involved in the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy as a member of the Vestibular Edge Taskforce and as a member of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of Outcome Measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Enhance you foundational understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system.

    Vestibular Rehabilitation has become an integral part of physical therapy practice across the continuum of care. However, many physical therapists have not had the opportunity to engage in this area of specialty practice. This course is a designed to meet the needs of individuals wishing to enhance their foundational understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the components of the peripheral vestibular system
    2. Understand the role of the vestibulo-ocular reflex
    3. List central vestibular pathways
    4. Explain the phases of nystagmus

    Sara Oxborough

    PT

    Sara Oxborough received her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Master's Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She gained interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation while doing clinical rotations in her hometown of Kenosha, WI, where she learned the effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation, as well as the rewards of therapy. 

    Sara has been the director of the Physical Therapy Department at National Dizzy and Balance Center since 2008.  She enjoys treating a wide range of vestibular disorders especially concussion and vestibular migraine. Sara received Competency Certifications from Emory University, Atlanta, GA and American Physical Therapy Association in Vestibular Rehabilitation in 2009. In addition to clinic practice, Sara is a member of the leadership team of the Vestibular Special Interest Group through the American Physical Therapy Association.

    Sara was involved in the development of the American Physical Therapy Association sponsored course entitled Expanding Neurologic Expertise: Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation, for which this course was based on.  She was involved in presenting many times nationally as well.  Sara has done many presentations through the Twin Cities regarding vestibular disorders and recently spoke at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting regarding telehealth and vestibular therapy.

    Jennifer Nash

    PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA

    Dr. Jennifer Nash received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology at University of Arizona and her master’s and doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University.  She has been a board certified neurologic clinical specialist since 2006. She is a multiple sclerosis certified specialist as well as a certified exercise expert for aging adults.   Dr. Nash is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at University of Nevada, Las Vegas teaching neuro rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, professional development, balance and vestibular rehabilitation as well as mentoring service-based learning projects focused on fall prevention.  She is involved with evidence-based fall prevention programs as a Stepping On Master trainer and Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Instructor as well as serving as the Vice Chair of the Nevada Goes Falls Free Coalition. In addition, Dr. Nash was the co-director and instructor for APTA ANPT Regional Course titled Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation and is currently the Vice Chair for the Nevada Physical Therapy Board.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ANPT Practice Committee Hot Topics Webinar

    One of the most challenging yet increasingly prevalent conditions is functional movement disorder (FMD). Historically termed psychogenic or conversion disorder, FMD remains incompletely understood and is often underdiagnosed. Emerging evidence and clinical management approaches can provide insight into underlying mechanisms and efficacy for functional improvement. In this session, speakers will reveal what is known about FMD in the literature, including the underlying neuroscience as well as treatment. This webinar series will be presented in two parts: Part 1 will focus on assessment of individuals with functional movement disorders; Part 2 will focus on treatment strategies for management of functional movement disorders. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate a multitude of practical skills, including task management, interviewing techniques, lifestyle modification, cues, and motor learning strategies to enable every attendee the opportunity for success treating people with FMD. The speakers will debunk the debilitating myth that people often hear, that "it is all in your head," and instead empower clinicians to listen and help guide positive changes in the lives of people with FMD.”

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand key treatment principles for neuroplasticity in FMD.
    2. Apply the evidence for and principles of PT treatment in functional movement disorder cases
    3. Identify and problem solve team based referral and collaboration with psychology, neurology and occupational therapy. 

    Julie Hershberg

    PT, DPT, NCS

    Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS is a neurologic physical therapist, founder and owner of re+active physical therapy & wellness and adjunct instructor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California. Current clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of patients with movement disorders, especially dystonia, Functional Movement Disorders, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. She has special interest in facilitating exercise and wellness in order to optimize outcomes and quality of life for patients with movement disorders. Her background includes completion of the neurologic residency program at USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in 2003 and becoming a board certified neurologic clinical specialist in 2005 with recertification in 2015. She founded the Schmidt Movement Disorders Fellowship for physical therapists at re+active in 2016. Experience in clinical research includes the site team leader for 5 years for the NIH-sponsored Locomotor Experience Applied Post Stroke (LEAPS) clinical research trial at USC and Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center. She has also coordinated two ongoing studies in collaboration with USC and UCLA at [re+active] physical therapy & wellness. Julie received the 2019 Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Clinician of the Year award in 2019. She presented at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting 2020 titled, “Functional Movement Disorders: It’s Not All in Your Head.”

    Chelsea Richardson

    PT, DPT, NCS

    Chelsea Richardson PT, DPT, NCS is a Board Certified Neurologic physical therapist with a movement disorders specialty. She received her doctorate from the University of Southern California and completed the Schmidt Movement Disorders Fellowship in 2017. She has practiced extensively in movement disorders, participating in clinical research in Parkinson’s and Huntington's Disease (PACE-HD trial) and mentoring physical therapists and physical therapy students. Current clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of complex movement disorders including dystonia and functional neurologic disorders. She presented at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting 2020 titled, “Functional Movement Disorders: It’s Not All in Your Head.” 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ANPT Practice Committee Hot Topics Webinar

    One of the most challenging yet increasingly prevalent conditions is functional movement disorder (FMD). Historically termed psychogenic or conversion disorder, FMD remains incompletely understood and is often underdiagnosed. Emerging evidence and clinical management approaches can provide insight into underlying mechanisms and efficacy for functional improvement. In this session, speakers will reveal what is known about FMD in the literature, including the underlying neuroscience as well as treatment. This webinar series will be presented in two parts: Part 1 will focus on assessment of individuals with functional movement disorders; Part 2 will focus on treatment strategies for management of functional movement disorders. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate a multitude of practical skills, including task management, interviewing techniques, lifestyle modification, cues, and motor learning strategies to enable every attendee the opportunity for success treating people with FMD. The speakers will debunk the debilitating myth that people often hear, that "it is all in your head," and instead empower clinicians to listen and help guide positive changes in the lives of people with FMD.”

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define Functional Movement Disorders
    2. Understand the prevalence and pathophysiology of FMD
    3. Identify the diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis of FMD. 
    4. Perform a thorough PT assessment for FMD

    Julie Hershberg

    PT, DPT, NCS

    Julie Hershberg, PT, DPT, NCS is a neurologic physical therapist, founder and owner of re+active physical therapy & wellness and adjunct instructor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California. Current clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of patients with movement disorders, especially dystonia, Functional Movement Disorders, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. She has special interest in facilitating exercise and wellness in order to optimize outcomes and quality of life for patients with movement disorders. Her background includes completion of the neurologic residency program at USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in 2003 and becoming a board certified neurologic clinical specialist in 2005 with recertification in 2015. She founded the Schmidt Movement Disorders Fellowship for physical therapists at re+active in 2016. Experience in clinical research includes the site team leader for 5 years for the NIH-sponsored Locomotor Experience Applied Post Stroke (LEAPS) clinical research trial at USC and Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center. She has also coordinated two ongoing studies in collaboration with USC and UCLA at [re+active] physical therapy & wellness. Julie received the 2019 Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Clinician of the Year award in 2019. She presented at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting 2020 titled, “Functional Movement Disorders: It’s Not All in Your Head.”

    Chelsea Richardson

    PT, DPT, NCS

    Chelsea Richardson PT, DPT, NCS is a Board Certified Neurologic physical therapist with a movement disorders specialty. She received her doctorate from the University of Southern California and completed the Schmidt Movement Disorders Fellowship in 2017. She has practiced extensively in movement disorders, participating in clinical research in Parkinson’s and Huntington's Disease (PACE-HD trial) and mentoring physical therapists and physical therapy students. Current clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of complex movement disorders including dystonia and functional neurologic disorders. She presented at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting 2020 titled, “Functional Movement Disorders: It’s Not All in Your Head.” 

  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course is intended to help therapists treat persons with peripheral vestibular hypofunction based on current best evidence.

    REVISIONS COMING – The Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction CPG was updated in 2021. Revisions to the course are expected to be made by Fall 2022.

    The peripheral vestibular hypofunction clinical practice guidelines are intended to help therapists who treat persons with peripheral vestibular hypofunction optimize rehabilitation outcomes by providing recommendations based on current best evidence. This course has been developed to disseminate, and encourage implementation of, these guidelines. Additionally, this course provides research topic suggestions that are needed to improve the evidence base for clinical management of peripheral vestibular hypofunction.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review the epidemiology of peripheral vestibular hypofunction:
    2. Understand how the Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction Clinical Practice Guidelines(CPG) were developed.
    3. State the Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction CPG results and recommendations.
    4. Identify who, what, how, and when to treat Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction.
    5. Describe future research needs for the evaluation and treatment of Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction.

    Lisa Farrell

    PT, PhD, AT,C

    Lisa Farrell, P.T., Ph.D., AT,C has been providing vestibular and balance rehabilitation for adults with various neurological pathologies in the South Florida area since 1999. She
    is an adjunct faculty member of Nova Southeastern University with neuroscience being her area of teaching. Since 2000, she has been a faculty member for the APTA’s
    Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course, and in 2013, became a codirector of this program. Additionally, she has been part of the faculty for the APTA’s
    Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course since its inception in 2010. Dr. Farrell’s athletic training education is from the University of Florida. Her
    physical therapy education is a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and a Master’s degree and PhD from the University of Miami. With her graduate degrees,
    she concentrated her area of study in the field of balance as well as in vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Throughout her career, she has served her profession by
    being an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2017, Dr. Farrell founded Symmetry Alliance, LLC, a consulting firm for program development
    and provider of continuing education for rehabilitation professionals, so that she can contribute to helping communities improve their medical care for patients with vestibular
    pathology. Dr. Farrell’s professional goal is to always strive to learn and grow so that she can provide the highest standard of teaching and care possible.

    Sara MacDowel

    PT, DPT

    Sara MacDowell, PT, DPT earned her doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis.  Following graduation, she pursued advanced training in treating vestibular and facial nerve disorders. She worked for 4 years in both inpatient and outpatient neurologic settings at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. For the past 7 years, she has worked as a clinical physical therapist and researcher at Our Lady of the Lake Hearing and Balance Center, a multi-disciplinary neurotology practice. She is also adjunct faculty at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Department of Physical Therapy. She has travelled nationally to teach continuing education courses specific to management of patients with vestibular disorders. She serves as the chair of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy taskforce for dissemination and implementation of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction.

    Elizabeth Dannenbaum

    PT, MSc

    Liz Dannenbaum PT, MSc is a physiotherapist and clinical researcher. Shas been working in the outpatient vestibular program of the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Laval since 2000. She is a faculty lecturer at McGill University School of Physical & Occupational therapy. She has a part time clinical research position were her research focuses on clinical assessment and treatment tools for children and adults with vestibular deficits.