“Never write about nystagmus, it will lead you nowhere.”
Few topics in orthoptics and neuro- ophthalmology instill as much unease as nystagmus. Clinical confusion may be the result of exam findings that are difficult to interpret, coupled with complex and incompletely understood neuroanatomic pathways. Eye movement recordings have allowed definition of 47 types of nystagmus and new insights into their pathophysiology.
This neurology primer will include the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, testing, interpretation, and treatment of nystagmus. Dr. Traster walks you through the most clinically relevant forms of nystagmus that you should know for your everyday practice. After completing this course you will be ready to better assess and manage patients ranging from post-concussion, dizziness, motion sensitivity, neck pain/stiffness, headaches, dysautonomia, and more.
Who is this class for?
Understanding Nystagmus will appeal to any healthcare practitioner who wants to leverage the visual-ocular system to assess and treat neurological conditions in their patient populations.
The healthcare professionals that can attend this program are MD, DC, DO, PT, OT, ATC, LMT, ND, LAc, PA, NP, and CA (If accompanied by DC).
Understanding nystagmus will allow you to serve patients with conditions such as:
- Balance Disorders
- Visual system disorders
- Chronic pain
- Developmental disorders
- and more.
Why Learn about Nystagmus?
Those trained in understanding the visual-ocular system for the assessment and treatment of patient conditions have an opportunity to serve patients at higher levels.
This program will teach you:
- anatomy and physiology of the visual-ocular system
- how those eye movements will present in pathology (specific to nystagmus)
- bedside and high-tech examination strategies
- clinical significance of various nystagmus presentations and how it guides your treatment approach
Nystagmus Course Objectives
Dr. Traster is a globally recognized expert in the field of neurological rehabilitation. He lectures and consults for doctors of all specialties across the world relating to patients with a variety of neurological disorders. The conditions Dr. Traster works most with are dizziness, dysautonomia, brain injuries/concussions, chronic pain, headaches, walking/balance disorders, movement disorders, cognitive disorders, and developmental disorders
Dr. Traster was personally mentored as a student by the world-renowned Dr. Frederick Carrick. Dr. Traster is currently an assistant professor for the Carrick Institute and leads their Vestibular Rehabilitation Program as well as lecturing on other topics. Dr. Traster was named Instructor of the Year by the Carrick Institute in 2018. Dr. Traster also has over 45 peer-reviewed case studies published in mainstream neurology medical journals. Dr. Traster received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University, a Chiropractic degree and a Masters degree from Life University, and holds the highest level of education in Functional Neurology by attaining his diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology / Functional Neurology through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies.
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Included In Your Tuition
Re-attendance policy: Scholars who have registered and completed this program have the ability to re-attend the course with no additional fee. When re-attending a course, the scholar will not receive continuing education credits and will receive an audit. Carrick Institute is not responsible for providing new materials for class audits, including but not limited to manuals, shirts, equipment, etc. If manuals have been updated since the original attendance date, the updated materials will be available via PDF on the scholar’s online portal. If the scholar would like to purchase a new paper manual, they may do so before the course start date.
The All-access and re-attendance as part of your tuition are specific to this program. The re-attendance is considered an audit of the course material and does not yield CE or CEU credits. It does transfer to other programs offered by the Carrick Institute.
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