January 11, 2016


Dr. Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD, will present a two-day course, “Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders,” at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw April 2-3, 2016. The course, designed for Physical and Occupational Therapists and Therapist Assistants, will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and disequilibrium from vestibular causes.

The Vestibular Rehabilitation course will place specific emphasis on the assessment and treatment of unilateral and bilateral vestibular hypofunction, benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo, central vestibular disorders and multisensory dizziness. This information is applicable to a large patient population, including geriatric patients and patients with multiple sclerosis, stroke or head injuries.

Dr. Clendaniel is an assistant professor in the Department of Community & Family Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, he was Director of the Vestibular Rehabilitation Program at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He maintains an active practice evaluating and treating patients with vestibular disorders and dizziness. His primary research is in the normal function of the vestibular system and the plasticity of the vestibular system following injury.

The cost of the two-day Vestibular Rehabilitation course is $435 and meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.3 CEUs). For more information or to register, contact Education Resources, Inc. at 508-359-6533 or

Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the nation’s leading specialty rehabilitation hospitals, providing a range of inpatient, outpatient and specialty care to individuals recovering from brain and spinal cord injury, amputation and stroke, as well as cardiopulmonary, orthopedic and neurological disorders. Founded in 1900, it is operated by the New York State Department of Health and is a member of The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information, visit