Integrating Current Evidence into Vestibular Rehabilitation Educational Programs
The Integrating Current Evidence into Vestibular Rehabilitation Educational Programs webinar led by Dr. Patrick Sparto, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Physical Therapy, Otolaryngology and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, provides didactic materials intended to facilitate integration of current research evidence related to measurement and interventions into physical therapy educational programs. Educators in doctorate-level physical therapy programs who coordinate or teach those portions dedicated to neurologic physical therapy, as well as residency directors of neurologic physical therapy are encouraged to watch this presentation and discussion.
1) Attendees will be able to delineate the available evidence underlying specific vestibular rehabilitation theories.
2) Attendees will identify the rationale and benefits of integrating systematic outcome assessments into clinical practice, and the utility of these measures to enhance prognosis and functional outcomes.
3) Attendees will articulate the evidence for specific vestibular rehabilitation interventions, with an emphasis on clinical practice guidelines for specific patient subpopulations.
Course Recorded January 2020
Patrick J. Sparto
PT, PhD, FAPTA
Patrick Sparto is a Professor in the Departments of Physical Therapy, Otolaryngology and Bioengineering. Dr. Sparto received his Ph.D. degree from Ohio State University in 1998. Dr. Sparto did his post-graduate work in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh from 1997- 2000. He is the founding Co-Director of the DPT-PhD in Bioengineering program at Pitt. He works at the Centers for Rehab Services Vestibular Rehabilitation clinic and is active in the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Dr. Sparto's fields of interest include neuroimaging of balance and vestibular function, and management of vestibular disorders after concussion.