- Vestibular Rehabilitiation
Friday, 15 September, 2017 - Sunday, 17 September, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vestibular Rehabilitation – An Introductory Course is aimed at introducing clinicians to common vestibular disorders such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Vestibular Neuritis/Labyrinthitis, Ménière's Disease, Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction, Migraine Associated Dizziness, and central vestibular pathologies. By having practical components and video examples, the objective of this course is to equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to take a thorough history of the dizzy patient, perform a comprehensive objective examination and develop an up‐to‐date evidence based management plan.
Please note that this is a 2 day course - this course will now be held on Friday and Saturday only
• Vestibular assessment and differential diagnosis
• Unilateral vestibular pathology: recovery mechanisms and implications for treatment
• Audiology Testing
• Anatomy and Pathophysiology of BPPV
• Assessment and Management of BPPV
• Introduction to Central Vestibular Disorders
Natalie Rando BPhty; MPhty (Neuro) Natalie Rando graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and went on to complete a Masters in Neurological Physiotherapy from UQ (2004). Natalie has attended competency‐based training by Dr Susan Herdman and team as well as attending advanced training in Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Natalie previously held the position of Assistant Director of Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation) at the Gold Coast Hospital (2004‐ 2012), where she instigated and managed the physiotherapy service for Vestibular Clients. She has 12 years experience teaching Vestibular Rehabilitation at the graduate entry level at Bond University and Griffith University, as well as the post‐graduate level throughout Queensland and northern NSW. Natalie currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy (Neurology & Geriatrics) at Bond University and is an APA Titled Neurological Physiotherapist.
Leia Barnes BPhty; Grad Dip (Neuro Rehab) Leia Barnes graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and completed a Graduate Diploma in Neurological Rehabilitation through the University of Western Australia in 2012. She was granted the title of an APA Neurological Physiotherapist in 2013. Leia has attended competency‐based training by Dr Susan Herdman and team, and has further enhanced her clinical skills by attending advanced vestibular rehabilitation courses in Melbourne, Gold Coast and USA. Leia has recently been appointed as an Advanced Physiotherapist in the Integrated Specialist ENT Service at Logan Hospital, where she functions as a primary contact vestibular physiotherapist. Previous roles have included the Assistant Director of Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation) at the Gold Coast University Hospital and the Senior Physiotherapist at the Falls and Balance Clinic (Robina). Leia also manages a private vestibular caseload through her business, Back in Balance Vestibular Physiotherapy (clinic at Physiologic). Leia has over 11 years experience in treating patients with vestibular disorders and has been invited to speak at multiple conferences including the Queensland Acoustic Neuroma Conference and The Neuro-Otology Society of Australia Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting.
Venue: RIDBC Renwick Centre
North Rocks, Sydney, Australia Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast. With an approximate population of 4.5 million in the Sydney metropolitan area the city is the largest municipality in Australia. Sydney is easily accessible by air, rail and road networks from other Australian cities. Located approximately 26 km north-west of the city centre, Renwick Centre is accessible via private and public transport to metropolitan areas such as Epping, Parramatta, Hornsby and the city. North Rocks is a suburban area of Sydney and is the home of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 1961.
Public TransportThere are several public transport options for getting to and from the Renwick Centre within the Sydney metropolitan area.
TrainsCityrail train stations are located in Epping (6 km away) and Parramatta (7km away) and have connecting bus services (refer to Buses section below) to the Centre. Epping train station is on the Northern, Newcastle and Central Coast lines with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the city (Central, Town Hall and Wynyard stations) and 20 minutes to Strathfield or Hornsby stations. Parramatta train station offers frequent services to the city (about 40 minutes of travel time) and is located on the Western, Cumberland and Blue Mountains lines. Both stations are wheelchair accessible.
BusesThere is a bus stop directly outside the RIDBC campus - services to Epping and Macquarie Centre - and another across the road outside the Westfield Shopping Centre for services to Parramatta and Blacktown. For latest info on these routes, please visit the Sydney Buses website.
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Sydney AirportSydney Airport has domestic and international terminals and is approximately 35 km south-east of the Renwick Centre. Cityrail train stations are located within the domestic and international terminals. To get to the centre, you will need to change trains at Central to an Epping or Parramatta service and then either take a taxi or bus the remaining distance to the centre. Journey time by public transport is approximately 90-120 minutes.
TaxisCompanies providing a taxi service in the Sydney area include Premier Cabs (Phone: 13 10 17), Silver Service (Phone: 133 100), Taxis Combined (Phone: 8332 8888) and RSL Cabs (Phone: 132 211).
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