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Combined Sections Meeting 2024

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The most significant physical therapy event will be held at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, February 15-17,2024. This year's list of presenters promises continued exploration and advancements in physical therapy.

Check out the APTA website for updates and exciting events at CSM 2024. Please review the list below for the current slate of speakers:

Thursday 8-10AM
Recognizing and Rehabilitating Central Vestibular Dysfunction in People Living With Neurodegenerative Diseases
Presented By: Colin R. Grove, PT, DPT, MS, PhD, Leland E. Dibble, PT, ATC, PhD, FAPTA and Brooke Nicole Klatt, PT, DPT, PhD

Thursday 11AM-1PM
Motor Versus Sensory Dysfunction for Balance Control After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Rehabilitation
Presented By: Laurie Anne King, PT, PhD, Kody Campbell, Peter C Fino, PhD and Jennifer Louise Wilhelm, PT, DPT

A Call for Physical Therapy Action on Hearing Loss, Balance Problems, and Falls Risk
Presented By: Jennifer Lynn Kelly, PT and Anat Vilnai Lubetzky, PT, PhD

Thursday 3-5 PM
Vestibular Disorders and Falls: Recognizing, Examining, and Intervening in Older Adults
Presented By: Susan L. Whitney, PT, DPT, ATC, FAPTA, Pamela Marie Dunlap, PT, DPT, PhD and Brooke Nicole Klatt, PT, DPT, PhD

Friday, 3-5 PM
Scientific Rationale, Findings, and Newest in Management of Special Cases of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Presented By: Susan L. Whitney, PT, DPT, ATC, FAPTA, Barry Seemungal and Regan Harrell, PT, DPT 

Advances in Management of Posterior Canal BPPV: Canalithiasis Long and Short Arm, Cupulolithiasis, Jam
Presented By: Janet Odry Helminski, PT, PhD and Tammie Jo Ostrowski, PT

Saturday 8-10 AM
Spinning Out of Control: A Deep Dive Into Chronic Dizziness and Dysautonomia
Presented By: Janene M. Holmberg, PT, DPT, Clayton Daniel Powers, PT, DPT and Nicole Andre Miranda, PT, DPT

Saturday 11 AM-1 PM
Spin Doctors — Best Practice Dizziness Care in the Emergency Department
Presented By: Rebekah Lynne Griffith, PT, DPT, Helena Esmonde, PT, DPT and Kaitlyn Marie Johnstone, PT, DPT

Saturday 3-5 PM
The Assessment and Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in the Home Setting
Presented By: Elena Christine Newland, PT, DPT, Jessica Lauren Visintainer, PT, DPT and Rachel Shimko, PT, DPT

Poster Presentations


People with Hearing or Vestibular Loss Tend to Exercise Less Compared to Normal Hearing Peers.
Liraz Arie, PT, DPT, Maura Cosetti, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, PT, Katherine Scigliano, Brittani Morris, PT, DPT, Hao Tang, Daphna Harel and Anat Vilnai Lubetzky, PT, PhD

Assessing the Effectiveness of Head-Held Virtual Reality Vestibular Physical Therapy: A Case Series
Alexander Au Dien, PT, DPT, Elliot J. Gann, PT, DPT, Jeffrey Sharon, MD, Natalie Gabrielle Anzures, PT, DPT and Madison Isaak

Concurrent Headshake and Postural Training Using Virtual Reality Improves Eye Movement Velocity: Preliminary Data
Kwadwo Osei Appiah-Kubi, PT, MSPT, PhD, Heather M. Shattuck, PT, DPT, Jaime B. Bicknell, PT, DPT, Evan Laing, BS, MS, Yonellie Jean, PT, Julianne Adegoriolu, PT, DPT, Ananda Cann, PT, DPT and Emmanuel Asante-Asamani, BS, MS, PhD

Sleep Quality Is Associated with Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Among Persons with Vestibular Disorders
Pamela Marie Dunlap, PT, DPT, PhD, Fai A. Alradady, PT, MSPT, Claudia M Costa, Patrick Joseph Sparto, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Joseph M Furman, MD, PhD and Susan L. Whitney, PT, DPT, ATC, FAPTA

The Adoption of the Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT) in a Physical Therapy Practice
Anne K. Galgon, PT, MPT, PhD, Rebecca Ann Bliss, PT, DPT, DHSc, Zachary W. Moyer, PT, Nicole Girgis, Nikki Palma and Olivia Zakaria, PT, DPT

The Impact of Vestibular Education for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapist: A Qualitative Case Study
Heather Witt, PT, Natalie Pope and Nathan Forrest Johnson, PT, DPT, PhD

Management of Central Vestibular and Oculomotor Impairments in an Individual with a Chronic Stroke
Zachary Knox, PT, DPT

The Importance of Performing Vestibular Assessments on Patients Following TBI: A Retrospective Study
Heather Witt, PT, Lauren Rose Noe, SPT, Madelynn Hancock, SPT, Jennifer Brockman Cline, SPT, Kaitlin Mullaney, SPT, Stephen Porter and Nathan Forrest Johnson, PT, DPT, PhD

Eye-Gaze Accuracy of Vestibulo-Ocular Exercises at Different Head Speeds
Fai A. Alradady, PT, MSPT, Pedram Hovareshti, Brooke Nicole Klatt, PT, DPT, PhD and Susan L. Whitney, PT, DPT, ATC, FAPTA

Identification and Treatment of Decompensated Vestibular Hypofunction in an Older Adult
Derek Joseph Fanto, PT, DPT

Impact of Care Process Training on Outcomes in Patients with Bppv, Pppd, & Vestibular Hypofunction.
Janene M. Holmberg, PT, DPT, Mark David Stephens, PT, DPT and Jennifer Clarke Terry, PT

Vestibular Habituation Improves Chemotherapy Induced Motion Sensitivity in Stage III Breast Cancer: A Case Report
Matthew Todd Martin, PT, DPT

Prevalence and Predictors of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) in Persons with Non-Specific Balance Disorders
Christina Marie Garrity, PT, DPT, Kurt Jackson, PT, MPT, PhD, Meghan Brown, SPT, Kara Gnau, SPT and Shannon Nicole Thiel, SPT

Young Adults with History of Concussion Have Difficulty Performing the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS)
Antonia Bartolotta, SPT, Sara Marie Deprey, PT, DPT, MS, PhD and Victoria Caroline Kowalewski, PT, DPT, PhD

Normative Values for Instrumented Gaze Stabilization Test and Dynamic Visual Acuity Test Following Fatigue
Kathryn Renee Lewis, PT, DPT, Cathey P. Norton, PT, DPT, Holly Marie Cauthen, PT, DPT and Nancy Sue Darr, PT, DSc

Central Vestibular and Oculomotor Rehabilitation Following an Acute Pontine Stroke: A Case Report
Jessica Jacobs, PT, DPT, PhD and Zachary Knox, PT, DPT

Modifications to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Testing and Intervention in the Acute Rehabilitation Setting: A Case Series
Caroline Ko, PT, DPT, Debra Clooney, PT, DPT and Angela Michelle Link, PT, DPT

Using a "Reverse" Semont Maneuver for Anterior Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: A Case Report
Bonni Kinne, PT, MSPT, DHSc

Vestibular Rehabilitation Delivered through Telehealth in Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness: A Case Study
Rosemary Lackey Babcock, PT, DPT, Emma Probus, SPT, Reid Whiting, SPT, Jennifer Tucker and Morris Casano Beato, PT, DPT

Influencing Quality of Life in an Individual with Chronic, Unremitting Central Vertigo. a Case Study.
Corinne Woodbine, PT, DPT, Geoff Willard, PT, DPT, NCS, CSRS and Hannah Elizabeth Foster, PT, DPT

Promis Outcomes: Higher Odds of Adverse Mental Health When Physical Function Is Impaired
Christopher C. McConnell, PT, DPT

Case Report: Diagnosis and Treatment of Visual Midline Shift Syndrome Using Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment.
Celeste Martina Delap, PT, DPT

Effectiveness of Forced Prolonged Position for Geotropic Horizontal Canal Bppv: A Systematic Review
Bonni Kinne, PT, MSPT, DHSc, Haley Jeanne Anderson, SPT, Blair Cremerius, SPT and Sylvia Mirai Staltmanis, SPT

Virtual Reality Assessment of Binocular Alignment in Acute Vestibular Patients
Daniel Ludwig, PT, DPT, Michael C Schubert, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Carrie W. Hoppes, PT, DPT, ATC, PhD and Colin R. Grove, PT, DPT, MS, PhD

Comparison of Vertical and Horizontal Gaze Stabilization Mechanisms in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Colin R. Grove, PT, DPT, MS, PhD, Brian James Loyd, PT, DPT, PhD, Sophia Petrino, Leland E. Dibble, PT, ATC, PhD, FAPTA and Michael C Schubert, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Screening for Unrecognized Bppv in the Geriatric Population: Are We Asking the Right Questions?
McKenzi Goebel, PT, DPT, Geoff Willard, PT, DPT, NCS, CSRS and Hannah Elizabeth Foster, PT, DPT

Qualitative Study of Physical Therapist's Understanding of Bppv across Practice Settings
Regan Harrell, PT, DPT, Rebecca Hart, Joanna Jen and Susan L. Whitney, PT, DPT, ATC, FAPTA

Exploring the Lived Experiences and Opinions on Mindfulness Meditation for Individuals with Chronic Dizziness
Elizabeth Danielle Cornforth, PT, Katherine Sloan Schramm, PT, DPT, Erik Cruz, SPT, Mackenzie Lee Marks, SPT and Kylee Hart Wollins, SPT

Prefrontal and Vestibular Cortex Activation during Different Optic Flow Speeds
Shelby Kae Boatwright, SPT, Ashley L. Bailey, SPT, Shanyue Guan, PhD, Rui Wu, PhD, Brian Sylcott, PhD and Chia-Cheng Lin, PT, MSPT, PhD

A Novel Approach for Treatment of PC-Bppv with Limited Cervical ROM and Severe Thoracic Kyphosis
William Joseph Carroll, PT, DPT and Josh Campanella, PT, DPT

Resolution of Horizontal Canal Bppv in Multi Canal Bppv with Head Trauma: A Case Report
Jennifer Lynn Kelly, PT and Santosh Krishnamoorthy, PT, DPT, MS

Resolution of Atypical Posterior Semicircular Canal Bppv: Evidence for Putative Short-Arm Location
Daniel Ludwig, PT, DPT and Michael C Schubert, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Implementation of Behavioral Sleep Interventions in Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Case Study
Rudie Spigarelli, PT and Rupal M. Patel, PT, PhD

Managing Atypical Bppv in Conjunction with Vestibular Migraine Induced Positional Vertigo: A Case Report
Robin Joy Evans, PT, DPT and Stephanie Beth Osborn, PT, DPT, BSE

Psychomotor Skills of the Dynamic Visual Acuity Test Assessed By Wearable Technology
Karen Louise Schaubert Goodman, PT, DPT, Keith Robert Cole, PT, DPT, PhD and Ashley Warren, PT, DPT

Recovery of Turning Speed in Patients after Vestibular Schwannoma Resection
Angela Renee Weston, PT, DPT, Leland E. Dibble, PT, ATC, PhD, FAPTA, Peter C Fino, PhD, Carrie W. Hoppes, PT, DPT, ATC, PhD, Brian James Loyd, PT, DPT, PhD and Rich Lisonbee

The Computerized-Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale (cVVAS): A Novel Tool to Evaluate Visual Vertigo
Elizabeth Dannenbaum, Yunyi Liu, Thomas Ashton, Joyce Fung and Alessia Vitullo


Improving the Skill Set of Vestibularly Trained Therapists in Acute Care for Improved Staff Satisfaction
Leanne Pataky, PT, DPT, Jessica Strikwerda, PT and Allison Grunst, PT

Incremental Velocity Error As a New Treatment in Vestibular Physical Therapy (INVENTVPT): Servicemembers with mTBI
Stacy Pepitone, PT


Undetected Vestibular Dysfunction in Cognitively Healthy Older Adults: Prevalence and Implications for Fall Risk Screening
Tanvi Bhatt, PT, PhD, Jessica Pitts, PT, Neha Mehta, PT, Mahaziver Master and Lakshmi Navaneetha Kannan

Vestibular-Focused Balance Training Enhances Quality of Life and Reduces Fall Risk in Parkinson's Disease Individuals
Mohamed El-Sayed Khallaf, PT, DPT, MSc, PhD, Hatem Jaber, PT, MPT, DSc, Mohamed Hassanin, Dina Magdy, Hend Kamal, Mohamed Mousa, Eman E. Fayed, PT and Mansoor Ahmed AlAmeri, PT, MPT, PhD

Vestibular Habituation Training for Forty Years of Chronic Migraines: A Case Study.
Kaycee Vargo, PT, DPT, Zachary E. Walston, PT, DPT and Paige C. Pizzuto, PT, DPT

Vestibular Function and Balance in Children 
Emily McCarthy, PT, DPT and Victoria Gocha Marchese, PT, PhD

Effectiveness of Vestibular Rehabilitation in Children Post- Concussion: A Systematic Review
Devashish Tiwari, PT, DPT, PhD, Paige Concannon, Mairead Obyrne, Victoria Twombly and Autumn West




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