Prof. Susan Whitney
Professor in Physical Therapy
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Otolaryngology and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences
The University of Pittsburgh
Prof. Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, in the Department of Otolaryngology and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Prof. Whitney is supported by the Department of Defense to develop technology for persons with vestibular disorders and to study exercise dosage. Prof. Whitney has authored or coauthored over 160 articles on Medline and is currently engaged in research related to concussion and persons with balance and vestibular disorders. She is a past Vice President and past President of the Academy of Neurologic PT in the USA and is currently the Vice President of the International Neurologic PT subgroup of World Physiotherapy.
Advances in interventions for persons with balance and vestibular disorders: Moving technology into the clinic
This session will provide the learner with an understanding of how innovations in the laboratory including new technology can optimize care for clients living with balance and vestibular disorders. Tablet devices, apps, accelerometers, exercise prescription, the use of specific tools to identify kinesophophia, virtual reality, and telehealth will be discussed for the treatment of persons with balance and vestibular disorders.