Part 1 of the V2FIT Certification Course held in Austin, Texas on August 15th and 16th brought together participants from a variety of disciplines including medicine, optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training and acupuncture & integrative medicine.
This was a two day course hosted by Concussion Health and 360 Balance & Hearing. The course was launched with an introduction of the speakers: Dr. Mary McMains Beck and Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT.
Dr. Beck is Board Certified in Vision Development by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and holds a Master of Education degree in Visual Function in Learning. President of Austin Eye Gym (outpatient Vision Therapy Center), she is also an educator, providing accredited continuing education on vision development and function to occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech language therapists.
Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT, has a doctorate of physical therapy and holds a competency-based certification in vestibular rehabilitation. She has been treating patients with dizziness and balance disorders for more than 15 years and is the founder and President of 360 Balance & Hearing – a specialty clinic for the evaluation and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders that includes both audiology and therapy services. She is also the co-founder and Director of Clinical Education of Concussion Health.
Day one highlighted the latest advances in functional integration of the visual and vestibular systems and how they are affected with head trauma. The speakers provided a great wealth of information covering the following areas:
Day two focused on an intra-disciplinary approach for the recovery process. Key points that were addressed include:
The speakers concluded the course by reviewing case studies and answering questions from the attendees. The online version of Part 1 will be available in October 2015. Please click below to add your name to the wait list and be the first to know when the course is available. We look forward to Part 2 of the V2FIT Certification Course! Coming soon.
Quick Links: Click here to view a quick video of Dr. Beck discussing convergence/divergence. Click here to view a quick video of Bridgett Wallace PT, DPT discussing discussing the Dynamic Visual Acuity Test - (1) compares static visual acuity to dynamic visual acuity (2) testing the integrity of the VOR to determine if impairments exist.
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