Colleen Sleik – Updates in Vestibular Rehab: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vestibular Hypofunction
- Colleen Sleik
- 1 Hour 46 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Aug 04, 2017
Designed to bring you the latest guidelines for vestibular rehabilitation, this recording and demonstration translates the 2016 recommendations of the APTA’s Neurology Section into evidence-based practice. Discover the four key components of successful vestibular rehabilitation programming and explore assessment tools as well as clinical applications of habituation, gaze stabilization, and gait, balance, and endurance training.
Throughout the recording, we will examine case studies demonstrating common findings as well as problem-solving approaches for the challenging patient. Demonstration and progression of gaze stabilization exercises will be covered more closely in lab.
- Research & guidelines in practice of vestibular rehabilitation for peripheral vestibular hypofunction
- Understanding the 4 components of a vestibular rehabilitation program
- Gaze stabilization
- Gait and balance training
- Assessment tools to determine limitations and how to address each in treatment
- Demonstration and progression of gaze stabilization exercises
- Strategies to develop an effective vestibular rehabilitation program
- Translate test findings into clinical practice
- Case studies
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Colleen Sleik, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS, is a licensed physical therapist, specializing in the treatment of patients with vestibular disorders when other forms of medical management have failed. Dr. Sleik founded a private practice in 2010 with the primary focus of treating patients with vestibular conditions. She continues to work as a specialist at Dickenson Rehab Services where more than 90% of her caseload consists of patients with vestibular and balance disorders.
Dr. Sleik graduated from The College of St. Catherine with a Master’s in physical therapy. She earned a transitional Doctor of physical therapy degree through The University of St. Augustine, Florida, and completed the Competency-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation course through Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to board-certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and Neurologic Clinical Specialist, Dr. Sleik is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapists, and the Vestibular Special Interest Group.
She began teaching continuing education courses in vestibular rehabilitation with the purpose of improving clinicians’ knowledge in the specialty of vestibular rehabilitation and ultimately improving the quality of patient care. Dr. Sleik’s goal as a clinician is to provide her patients with the best care available for return to daily function with minimal limitations, while also providing the tools for long-term self-management of symptoms.
Financial: Colleen Sleik has an employment relationship with Dickinson County Health Care System; and Aegis Therapies, Golden Living Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Colleen Sleik is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.