Building Better Balance

There are many reasons why patients experience dizziness and balance impairments. This course will expose each reason to teach you how to confidently assess and treat patients with these dysfunctions. You’ll learn how the sensory systems relate to balance dysfunction and how to utilize this information to apply effective manual therapy techniques and create a comprehensive balance training program for your patients. Plus, we’ll dive deep into the “why” behind each balance exercise, so you can customize your balance training programs to best fit each patient. Treatment techniques include MFR, joint mobilization, Tai Chi, strength/power training and BPPV made easy!

 

As with all our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give you skills you can use immediately upon returning to the clinic.

There are many reasons why patients experience dizziness and balance impairments. This course will expose each reason to teach you how to confidently assess and treat patients with these dysfunctions. You’ll learn how the sensory systems relate to balance dysfunction and how to utilize this information to apply effective manual therapy techniques and create a comprehensive balance training program for your patients. Plus, we’ll dive deep into the “why” behind each balance exercise, so you can customize your balance training programs to best fit each patient. Treatment techniques include MFR, joint mobilization, Tai Chi, strength/power training and BPPV made easy!

 

As with all our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give you skills you can use immediately upon returning to the clinic.

Sat 2 Mar 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

NJ - Paramus

The Valley Hospital Dorothy B. Kraft Center
Conference Room #1
Paramus NJ 07652
United States

Justin Diebold

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 2 March 2024 - Sunday, 3 March 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Justin Diebold
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 2 Mar 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

NJ - Paramus

The Valley Hospital Dorothy B. Kraft Center
Conference Room #1
Paramus NJ 07652
United States

Justin Diebold

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 7 Sep 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

PA - Philadelphia

Chestnut Hill Physical Therapy - Top of the Hill Plaza
35 Bethlehem Pike
Philadelphia PA 19118
United States

Justin Diebold

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 7 September 2024 - Sunday, 8 September 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Justin Diebold
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 7 Sep 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

PA - Philadelphia

Chestnut Hill Physical Therapy - Top of the Hill Plaza
35 Bethlehem Pike
Philadelphia PA 19118
United States

Justin Diebold

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 2 Nov 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

WA - Seattle

PacMed - Beacon Hill
1200 12th Ave S
Seattle WA 98144
United States

Justin Diebold

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 2 November 2024 - Sunday, 3 November 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Justin Diebold
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 2 Nov 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

WA - Seattle

PacMed - Beacon Hill
1200 12th Ave S
Seattle WA 98144
United States

Justin Diebold

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 23 Nov 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

OH - Toledo

Great Lakes Seminars
2768 Centennial Rd.
Toledo OH 43617
United States

Justin Diebold

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 23 November 2024 - Sunday, 24 November 2024

09:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Justin Diebold
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 23 Nov 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

OH - Toledo

Great Lakes Seminars
2768 Centennial Rd.
Toledo OH 43617
United States

Justin Diebold

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 23 Nov 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM EST - 05:00 PM EST

Live Hybrid

Justin Diebold

  • $600.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 23 November 2024 - Sunday, 24 November 2024

09:00 AM EST - 05:00 PM EST (2 days)

  • Live Hybrid
Presented by
Justin Diebold
  • $600.00 incl. Tax

Sat 23 Nov 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM EST - 05:00 PM EST

Live Hybrid

Justin Diebold

  • $600.00 incl. Tax

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Correctly perform 12 relevant manual therapy techniques which may improve postural control or address impairments associated with balance dysfunction
  • Verbally identify signs and symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Correctly perform the Dix Hallpike test and the Canlith Repositioning Maneuver to address posterior/anterior semicircular canal dysfunction
  • Correctly perform the Supine-Roll test and the Appiani Treatment to address horizontal semicircular canal dysfunction
  • Correctly perform five tai chi forms or exercises
  • Correctly perform at least 20 exercises which may promote the development of strength, power, flexibility, and balance
  • Develop a comprehensive balance rehabilitation regimen

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Correctly perform 12 relevant manual therapy techniques which may improve postural control or address impairments associated with balance dysfunction
  • Verbally identify signs and symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Correctly perform the Dix Hallpike test and the Canlith Repositioning Maneuver to address posterior/anterior semicircular canal dysfunction
  • Correctly perform the Supine-Roll test and the Appiani Treatment to address horizontal semicircular canal dysfunction
  • Correctly perform five tai chi forms or exercises
  • Correctly perform at least 20 exercises which may promote the development of strength, power, flexibility, and balance
  • Develop a comprehensive balance rehabilitation regimen

Saturday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lecture: Postural control overview, anatomy and physiology of balance systems
10:45am
Lecture: BPPV
11:30am
Lab: Muscle strength/power training, Tai-Chi
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: BPPV treatment and nystagmus overview (oculomotor exam, Hallpike-Dix, Canalith Repositioning Maneuver, Supine Roll Test, Appiani Treatment)
2:00pm
Lab: Joint mobilization (AA, OA, rib cage)
3:15pm
Lab: Lower extremity joint mobilization – Hip (extension/neutral)
3:45pm
Lab: Lower extremity joint mobilization – Knee (patellofemoral joint, tibiofemoral joint)
4:30pm
Lab: Review and speed mobilization
5:00pm
Lab: Review of evidence-based literature
5:30pm
Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lab: Review and speed mobilizations (suboccipital group, trunk – anterior cervical/thorax)
9:30am
Lab: Lower extremity joint mobilization (ankle – distal tibiofibular joint, talocrural joint)
10:00am
Lab: MFR (pectoralis major, knee – articularis genu, lower leg – gastrocnemius and soleus)
11:30am
Tai Chi
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: Tai Chi sequence/group instruction
2:00pm
Lab: Balance basics
2:30pm
Lab: Strength/Power Training
4:00pm
Case Presentation, independent thinking and facilitated group review
4:30pm
Question/answer session, post test, course evaluation
5:00pm
Adjourn

Course Instructors

Justin Diebold

PT, DPT, CIMT

Justin received his Bachelor’s in Integrative Physiology in 2012 from the University of Colorado – Boulder, where he played trumpet in the Golden Buffalo Marching Band. He went on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan – Flint in 2016. As a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist, Justin is credentialed through Great Lakes Seminars to assess mechanical dysfunction and to treat with a comprehensive approach. He uses this approach to treat patients with orthopedic, balance, and vestibular impairments. He is passionate about high quality patient education to promote patient autonomy and motivation. He is a clinic director of an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Southeast Michigan. Justin loves to play music and enjoys spending his time camping and hiking with his wife and two dogs.

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