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Georgia/South Carolina ADED Chapter Meeting

11/3/2017
When: Friday, November 3, 2017
10:00 - 3:00
Where: Mobility Works
1255 Kennestone Circle
Suite 100
Marietta, Georgia 
United States
Contact: Scott Coots
770-422-6237


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Georgia/South Carolina ADED Chapter meeting schedule 

November 3, 2017:

Approved for 4 CDRS CE / .4 AOTA CEU

10:00 am Welcome greeting, Thank you to Mobility Works for hosting
10:05 – 12:30
• Introduction on the need for understanding vestibular inputs for driving
• Review of the vestibular system, symptom reports, history and indications for treatment
• Vestibular ocular reflex (VOR) function, basic testing,
interpretation and implications for driving
• Differentiating central and peripheral nystagmus for driving
• Lab practice of VOR, vergence and optokinetic tests and basic interventions

12:30-1:00 Lunch, Mobility Works representative talk

1:00 – 14:30
• Vestibulo-spinal reflex (VSR) testing and indications
• Instruction and Lab Practice of balance, reflex
integration, and awareness of position in space in relation to
driving
• Differentiating types of vertigo: episodic, provoked, positional
• Problem solving for integrating vestibular information into Driver Training Programs /Q/A

14:30 – 15:00 Chapter meeting, plan next meetings

15:00 Adjourn

 

Vestibular Inputs and Driving
Course Description
This course is designed for physical and occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working with driving assessments and driving training/ rehabilitation programs. The course is designed to introduce how vestibular inputs, and particularly vestibular dysfunction, can affect the person’s ability to drive, their reflexes and reactions, and overall safety. Recognizing vestibular dysfunction can be challenging, but this course will provide some basic assessment tools and interventions. Vestibular interventions appear simplistic, but the clinician must understand the complexities of the system that they are trying to affect to have successful outcomes. The course is interactive, with lab sessions to practice techniques, video examples, and will offer exercises for problem solving.

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize and develop the basic exercise program for vestibular ocular and vestibular spinal reflex dysfunction
2. Understand how the vestibular system interacts with other sensory systems, particularly the visual system, and central processing for reflexive and reactive movements
3. Differentiate central and peripheral vertigo and nystagmus
4. Provide patients with safety information regarding driving with vestibular dysfunction, including NOT at times!

 

Speaker:
Gaye W. Cronin, OTD, OTR
is a master clinician in vestibular rehabilitation having treated over 25,000 patients suffering from vestibular and balance disorders. She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees from the Medical College of Georgia and her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. She has 35 plus years of clinical experiences. Since 1988, she has been the Director of Vestibular Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Programs at the Atlanta Ear Clinic. Dr. Cronin has published extensively in medical and therapy journals, text books, and has conducted numerous national and international workshops for occupational therapists, physical therapists, healthcare professionals, and physicians


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