Vestibular Rehabilitation:  Evidence Based Approach to Evaluation and Treatment of the Dizzy Patient (Concussion Content)

June 12-13, 2015

St. Lawrence Rehab Center
2381 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Course Description:

This 15 credit course is presented in 1.5 days on site attendance. Of these 15 credit hours, 2.5 hours are in a distance learning format. Course is designed to provide participants with the latest evidence and foundation to efficiently evaluate and treat common peripheral and central disorders PLUS additional content on physiology of concussion and specific assessment and treatment planning. This comprehensive program will place emphasis on understanding vestibular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in order to develop effective and evidence based therapeutic interventions.  This program will feature an integrated format of lecture, lab, case studies, and open discussion. (click here to view brochure)

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Course Approval:

  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy Approval Number PTCE007140 (15.25 hours)
    New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners #608-2014 (15 hours)
    New York State Approved Provider; NATABOC provider #P3860
    ProCert Approved - 14 credit hours

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About the Instructors:

Michael J. Ruckenstein, MD

(distance learning contributor)

Dr. Ruckenstein is a Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  He is board certified in both Otolaryngology and Neurology.   He is also Director, Implantable Hearing Device Program and Director, Residency Education and Training, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.  In addition, he serves as a reviewer of several professional journals and is on the editorial board of Otology NeurotologyDr. Ruckenstein has published over 70 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.  He has lectured at scientific and educational meetings both nationally and internationally.  He is the author of the book Comprehensive Review of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Anne Galgon, PhD, PT, NCS

Anne Galgon is an assistant professor in the physical therapy program

at Temple University, where she teaches several courses in the physical therapy neurology curriculum, including vestibular and balance rehabilitation. Ms. Galgon received a BA in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and an MPT from Hahnemann University in 1987.  She is a certified Neurology Clinical Specialist and has been certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation.  She has lectured at Arcadia and Hahnemann Universities. She achieved a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel University studying Movement Science. Ms. Galgon’s interests in Physical Therapy include balance and vestibular rehabilitation, as well as managing individuals with stroke and multiple sclerosis.  Her most recent work as a physical therapist was in the Balance Center and Multiple Sclerosis Clinic of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Grace Georgelos, PT, MS,NCS

Elizabeth Grace Georgelos, PT, MS, NCS is a Neurology Team Leader in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Occupational and Physical Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.  As part of this role, she is the lead therapist of the Vestibular Rehabilitation team in the Balance Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and has been working with Vestibular and Balance patients for over 6 years.   She has been certified by the APTA as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist.  She participates in education of both entry-level physical therapy students and licensed clinicians, including a faculty member of Susan Herdman’s Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course, at Emory University.   She is also an officer in the Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the APTA Neurology Section.  Elizabeth is currently pursing her PhD degree and looks to complete her dissertation work in the area of psychological correlations of the dizzy patient. 

Course Location:

June 12-13, 2015:

St Lawrence Rehab Center
2381 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Lodging: (options only- not Elite endorsed)

Howard Johnson/Princeton(~ 3 miles from host site)
2995 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Marriot Courtyard Ewing (~5 miles from host site)
360 Scotch Road
Ewing Township, NJ 08628

Clarion Hotel Princeton
3499 Route 1 South
Princeton, NJ 08540 609-452-2500

For more information call or email:

(484) 685-3123

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