Migraine and Vestibular Migraine - The Role of Physical Therapy
Migraines and vestibular migraines have emerged as significant contributors to disability worldwide, especially among young women. As healthcare providers, we understand that these conditions go beyond mere headaches, profoundly impacting our patients' quality of life.
Fortunately, there are actionable steps we can take to minimize their effects.
Join Kregg Ochitwa on Wednesday, November 8th as we delve into the background of migraines and vestibular migraines, equipping you with essential tools for effective management.
By the end of this webinar you will be able to:
- Define the diagnostic criteria for identifying migraines and vestibular migraines.
- Develop comprehensive treatment plans to prevent the occurrence of migraines or vestibular migraines in your patients.
- Establish effective treatment strategies to manage migraines or vestibular migraines when they do occur.
- Understand your role in the multidisciplinary approach to migraine management.
As every patient's journey with migraines and vestibular migraines is unique, our aim is to help you build a playbook of successful strategies, combining your existing techniques with new insights that may not be within your current repertoire. We will also guide you in identifying when to collaborate with other care providers, ensuring the best possible outcomes for your patients.
This webinar welcomes physiotherapists (physical therapists) and rehabilitation professionals who work closely with individuals struggling with migraines and/or dizziness.
Downloadable Resources Include
- Course slides.
- Migraine Info Summary Page (a concise reference for quick guidance).
Registration and Early Bird Rates
The registration is as follows (all pricing in CAD):
- Regular registration: $50
- Embodia member registration: $35
- Student and new grad registration: $20 - in order to register at this rate, you must provide proof of your graduation date by following the steps outlined in this help article
Migraines and vestibular migraines pose significant challenges to those affected and there is so much potential for us, as healthcare providers, to make an impact. Let’s do what we can to make it happen.
We hope to see you on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 7pm (EST)!
Registration and Replays
There's a maximum of 500 seats available in the webinar room. If you can't join live, not to worry! The webinar will be recorded, edited, and made available as an on-demand course on Embodia Academy. If you register for the live webinar you will receive free access to the on-demand course.
BScPT, CWCE, CredMDT
Kregg has been a registered physical therapist since 1995. Over the years his caseload has shifted from solely orthopedic to a mix of orthopedic and vestibular. With this background he has also established a reputation for treating concussion, having treated athletes in the NFL, CFL, college ranks, WHL, high school athletes, and the weekend warrior.
In 1998, he took his first course in the field of vestibular rehabilitation. In 2008, he completed all of the requirements of the Vestibular Rehabilitation: a competency based course at Emory University, Atlanta Georgia. Since then he has continued to take ongoing courses throughout North America in regards to orthopedics, traumatic brain injury, and vestibular therapy. He has also been asked to teach weekend courses and present at various conferences throughout North America and Europe.
In 2010, Kregg opened North 49 Physical Therapy in his hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The clinic has since grown from a staff of one to seven physical therapists, where over half of the caseload consists of patients with dizziness and/or balance issues.