Delayed Recovery and Medical Interventions for Recalcitrant Vestibular Disorders
Section: Academy of Neurologic PT
Session Code: NE-2B-4989
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Hilton Riverside
Room: Grand Ballroom C

Speaker(s):   Joseph Furman, MD, PhD
  Patrick Sparto, PT, PhD
  Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

During treatment planning, it is important to consider negative prognostic factors that relate to recovery in persons with vestibular disorders. Negative prognostic factors will affect the duration of the episode of care and need to be identified to set realistic expectations with the patient during goal setting. Factors that negatively affect recovery after a vestibular disorder will influence how interventions should be provided and will affect the person's prognosis. The speakers will discuss multiple factors that impact recovery, including chronicity of disease, age, and developmental, medical, environmental, psychological, visual, and other sensory-related factors. Factors that can be managed with pharmacologic interventions will be discussed. Through cases illustrating optimal medical and physical therapy management, attendees will learn how to mitigate some of the negative prognostic factors.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Recognize developmental, environmental, medical, psychological, visual, and other sensory-related factors that affect recovery after a vestibular insult.

2. Compare and contrast medications that can enhance or negatively affect recovery after a vestibular disorder.

3. Illustrate how less commonly known risk factors affect intervention outcomes.

4. Recognize when medication, in combination with physical therapy interventions, can positively affect patient outcomes.

CEU: 0.2

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