Brain Hub Academia is dedicated to encourage and train as many healthcare practitioners in the field of Vestibular Neuro-Rehabilitation. The aim is to improve patient outcomes for those experiencing dizziness and vertigo conditions, poor balance, concussion, chronic spinal pain and whiplash.
These short introductory courses are typically run over a weekend (10-15 hours) and involve
- Foundational understanding of the neurophysiology behind the relevant topic
- Patient history taking with questionnaire, inventories and algorithms
- Examination with latest physical and neurological protocols, generally with low-technology, making it accessible for every practitioner.
- Contemporary management and neuro-rehabilitation protocols, allowing you to formulate a tailored care plan for your patients based on your knowledge and assessment results
- Evidence-based guidelines and research is presented in a very approachable manner, ensuring the successful translation into your practice
- Very practical hands-on workshops are presented throughout the course, integrating the theory into clinical applications
- Comprehensive course notes and handouts are provided
- Continuing professional development (CPD) and formal learning activity (FLA) are awarded
This 12.5 hour introductory course will bring dizziness and its main causes into the spotlight. It’s aimed at improving the clinical competency of primary care practitioner, so they’re able to identify and manage patients that present with dizziness. Given that up to 50% of people will experience some form of dizziness in one year, it’s a relatively common symptom that can be caused by many factors or conditions. Don’t have a single approach to assessment and management, get trained in the very latest research, guidelines and clinical applications.
- Vestibular disorders – learn the neurophysiology of the vestibular system, how to conduct a history, assessment, differential diagnosis and vestibular rehabilitation protocols
- Whiplash – learn the sensorimotor assessment and management protocols for chronic neck pain and whiplash patients
- Concussion – learn how to assess and manage concussions, as well as baseline testing and return-to-play protocols.
- All material is contemporary, evidence-based with best practice guidelines, along with guided hands-on practicals. Seminar notes and handouts provided.
This 12.5 hour introductory course on Managing the Concussion Patient brings into highlight the opportunities the primary healthcare practitioner has in understanding, assessing and managing concussion and post-concussion symptoms from a vestibular neuro-rehabilitation aspect.
With an increase in media awareness, authority acknowledgment and patient education in these topics, it’s not surprising to see more people seeking evaluation, recognition and solutions to be better manage it. Whether it be from sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, blast and combat incidents or household injuries, concussion and their related symptoms are all too often.
The course is presented as 2 options:
- Option 1 – full online learning, with 8 hours of webinar lecture content and 4.5 hours of practical workshop recorded and available online
- Option 2 – 8 hours online lecture content and 4.5 hours live practical workshop (In Sydney) with access to workshop recording
The coursework covers:
- Prevalence and impact on community and general health
- International Guidelines, policies and position statements
- Pathophysiology of concussion, from a biomechanical, sensorimotor, neurological, cognitive/neurophyscological, and a metabolic view
- Understand the similarities with whiplash associated disorders and vestibular conditions
- How to perform an evidenced-based assessment, including cervical joint position error, eye movement, balance, vestibular, memory and cognitive, as well as imaging
- How to perform a sideline assessment in sports
- How to prescribe and perform a tailored brain-based management protocol that addresses the sensorimotor, vestibular, cognitive and nutritional aspects.
- Understand the return to play criteria for sporting injuries
Advanced protocols for Managing the Whiplash Patient
Coming soon in 2017, details to follow.