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A physical therapist is your partner throughout your journey to restoring and maintaining motion so that you can function at your personal best.


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SDAPTA 2014 Spring Conference April 12-13, 2014

Deadwood, SD


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This is an intermediate course that will cover dizziness of all types, imbalance, head righting, gaze instability, oculomotor and visual dysfunction, and positional vertigo. Vestibular neuroanatomy and pathology will be presented, along with maladaptive cervical and visual disorders. Specific interventions and exercise progression will be covered in the areas of habituation, balance training, gaze stability, and particle repositioning. While teaching the common principles of evaluation and treatment of the patient with dizziness and imbalance from vestibular disorders, this course goes a step further in assisting the clinician in adequately classifying patients to determine which type of symptom group will respond best to particular interventions. This improves the outcome and reduces the duration of treatment by making the most effective treatment decisions, once the specific evaluation is made. The Classification System that will be presented has been developed over a period of 20 years working with dizzy patients in a multidisciplinary setting including professionals in PT, Otology, Neurology, and Optometry. .

VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION: _____$400 APTA Member _____$500 Non-Member _____$100 Student

**Click here to register for the Vestibular Course

  • MANIPULATIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE LUMBAR SPINE: Focus on the Adult & Aging Adult PopulationTimothy W Flynn, PT, PhD

Adults with low back pain account for a significant proportion of the patients presenting to outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy clinics. Given the tremendous personal and financial burden associated with low back disorders it is imperative that physical therapists adopt the best practice initiatives in managing this patient population. Recent research has provided evidence for the effectiveness of manual physical therapy interventions (both thrust and non-thrust) for improving outcomes in the adult and aging adult with musculoskeletal disorders. For example, the use of manual physical therapy, including both thrust and non-thrust mobilization/manipulation, for patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis and hip osteoarthritis is well supported. This two-day program provides the current best evidence and practical application of manipulation and exercise techniques in the management of the patient with mechanical low back pain and degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. and discusses how manual therapy procedures are integrated into total patient management. The majority of the course will be devoted to hands-on demonstration and participation of both examination and thrust and non-thrust manual therapy techniques.

MANIPULATIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE LUMBAR SPINE: _____$400 APTA Member _____$500 Non-Member _____$100 Student


We look forward to learning and networking with each of you!

~ Nicolle Samuels and Conference Planning Committee

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