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Recorded on demand - The "Invisibles" Update: Chronic Pain, Dizziness, Functional Disorders and Anxiety as Related to your Rehabilitation Plan
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Are you seeing more patients than you had been with an invisible condition? Are your differential diagnostic skills proficient enough to detect them when present? Do you feel confident that you are doing everything you can for persons with the biopsychosocial layers within chronic pain, functional neurologic conditions, persistent post concussion, or even persistent postural perceptual disorders. Could it be that these syndromes and disorders are related because of common dysfunctional neuroplasticity? If you feel that you have all of the answers to the questions posed above…then this course is not for you.

If you are not satisfied, but want to learn more, then be prepared for an enlightening application that delves into the neurophysiology and more importantly APPLICATIONS for all of these conditions.

This on-demand course is a recording of the live ZOOM course presented on April 23, 2022.

Speaker biography

Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA practices in Salem, Oregon. He has been a PT since 1991, board certified in neurologic PT in 1995, and opened Northwest Rehabilitation Associates in 2005. He has been an invited speaker covering 49 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents speaking on topics ranging from cognition and psychology in rehabilitation, aging, stroke, motor learning, motivation in rehabilitation, balance, dizziness, neuropathy and Parkinson Disease. He is presently an adjunct professor at Oregon State University’s DPT program in Bend, Oregon, where he leads the coursework on motor control and assists the national network of neurologic PT residencies (Neuroconsortium) as well.  In 2011, Mike was recognized as Clinician of the Year in the Neurologic and (in 2014) the Geriatric Academies of the APTA. He received the highest honor available in PT in 2020, being distinguished as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the  APTA in 2020, joining a group of fewer than 300 persons so designated. Mike’s honors additionally reflect his service for Vice Presidency of the Academy of Neurologic PT, the Mercedes Weiss award for service to the Oregon chapter of APTA. He holds a trademark in dual task rehabilitation and has a patent pending on the same. Over his career, Mike has authored over 30 journal articles, 6 book chapters, and routinely has clinical research projects in affiliation with one of many universities.

Course Objective(s)

By the end of this course, attendees will:

1. Have a working knowledge enough to define, identify and examine: PPPD, FMD, chronic pain, and PPCS

2. Have a working knowledge enough to state evidence-based interventions for: PPPD and the umbrella of FND conditions.

3. Have a working knowledge enough to state evidence-based interventions for: chronic pain, persistent postural perceptual dizziness, functional neurologic disorders, and persistent post concussive syndromes (PCS).

Course Outline
  • An update on "the invisibles” – the scope of the problem
  • The physiologies of PPPD, FMD/FND, PPCS and Chronic pain
  • The connections between these (and other) disorders
  • Practical applications for each of the invisibles and the commonalities across approaches
  • Case studies in PPPD, FND, PPCS, chronic pain
  • Questions, summaries, and the future

recorded on-demand course

Registration Information

Target Audience:  Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.  Most of the content for this course is applicable to Speech Language Pathologists and Assistants.  

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

$125 for Providence employees, $250 for all other participants. Registration fees cover access to recorded course, electronic course handout and electronic certificate of attendance once the course quiz and evaluation has been completed online.  The recorded video will be available privately on YouTube.  Please register for the course with the email you use for your YouTube or Google account or include this email in the notes section at checkout.  Please allow at least 24 hours to receive access to the course video. 

Refund Policy: Refunds are not available after purchasing this course. 

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 7 contact hours for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Language Pathology Assistants in OR and WA. Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.  This course may qualify for continuing education contact hours in additional states.  Please verify your states requirements to determine if the course qualifies for CE credit where you practice.  If you need assistance with CE approval for your state, please email