Amy Bottomley Physical Therapist Completes Vestibular Rehabilitation Training

May 08, 2017

Stephens Memorial Hospital’s (SMH) Physical Rehabilitation Department Manager, Lissa Merrill, PT is pleased to announce that Amy Bottomley, PT, DPT, has just completed advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation training at Emory University in Georgia.

This six day intensive course focused on helping patients with dizziness and balance disorders and included the most up to date evidence based practice for helping patients with benign proximal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular hypofunction (Meniere’s disease or a history of an acute vertigo attack), and balance deficits.  There were four hands-on practical exams, where Bottomley was tested on her evaluation, treatment and critical thinking skills while working with patients. She also took one video exam of oculomotor findings, and one written test.

Bottomley has been a member of the SMH Physical Therapy Department for 6 years, actively helping patients with vestibular trouble for 5 years. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Vestibular Disorders Association, and the Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group for the neurological section.

Stephens Memorial Hospital is a Leapfrog 2016 Top Rural Hospital and is a member of MaineHealth.