Bernard is a physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986. He has extensive experience in neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation. Since 1993, he has worked in the private sector and in 1997 became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. He has completed numerous courses in vestibular rehabilitation and in 2001 successfully completed a competency based certification course in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been assessing and treating clients with vestibular dysfunctions since 1995. Since 2000, he has instructed courses in vestibular rehabilitation throughout Canada as well as internationally.
Presentation: Vestibular Rehabilitation in the Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome
In the past few years, the efficacy of vestibular rehabilitation in the management of Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) has been established and continues to develop.
This presentation will introduce the key concepts and interventions that constitute the physiotherapy practice of vestibular rehabilitation.
- Review basic vestibular anatomy and function
- Review the relationship between the vision, the vestibular systems and neck somatosensory information in sensory integration
- Understand what is PCS
- Understand the basic vestibular rehab assessment strategies in PCS
- Review vestibular rehabilitation treatment interventions in PCS