Neuro-Visual Processing (Optometric) Rehabilitation and Visual/Postural Dysfunction Following a Neurological Event

Presented by

William V. Padula, OD, SFNAP, FAAO, FNORA and Raquel Munitz, MS, COVT

Once you register and start a course you will have 21 days to complete the course. Once you complete Level I you can proceed to Level II etc. You will have 21 days to complete the next Level and so on. You can purchase a 10 day extension for any Level for $25. You can also review any Level for 7 days for $35.

Prerequisites: Part 1 is required to complete prior to Part 2.  Click here for information or to register.

Recommended Reading: Neuro-Visual Processing Rehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course Description:

This workshop will advance the understanding of the base of support (BOS) and the visual process. Neuro-Visual Postural Therapy (NVPT) will reveal how vision can affect movement and postural relationships. It will show the concatenation of changes possible to posture, movement and spatial orientation. NVPT will emphasize the profound relationship between the motor system and the senses, particularly vision. This course will provide the advanced concepts, as well as the sequence and methods of working with patients and prisms. You will learn how the motor system can be used to advance your therapeutic intervention to the highest level for your patients. Gain an understanding about PT and OT, as well as Speech Therapy, with more complex interventions, and higher-level skills, from therapists with a more comprehensive understanding about motor and sensory function.

  • Creating a model of vision for neuro-rehabilitation
  • Paradigm shift
  • Prisms
  • Need for understanding development related to posture and vision
  • Need to observe and assess posture


Course Objectives:

  • Define the relationship between the spatial visual process and the base of support (BOS).
  • Demonstrate the means of stabilizing the visual spatial process through lateral extension and flexion.
  • Demonstrate how to incorporate yoked prisms with movement to affect the BOS in treating PTVS and VMSS.
  • List the binocular visual dysfunctions related to visual spatial visual processing dysfunction.
  • Discuss and explain how  prisms used in conjunction with NVPT affects binocular imbalances.
  • Demonstrate use of the technology of ‘NeurOpTrek’ to assess posture balance and VMSS.
  • Create an understanding of binocularity relative to dysfunction between the ambient visual process and the motor system
  • Develop an advanced understanding of how to utilize prisms in conjunction with NVPT to affect binocular problems such as strabismus as well as spatial dysfunction.
  • Utilize technology for assessing VMSS


Who Should Participate:

  • Optometrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Language Therapists
  • Vision Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Psychologists

Course Design:

This course is a workshop format. Three Course programs will be given that are successive and that will build on the skills and understanding of the participants. It is not necessary to sign up for the full program in order to take the initial level. However, in order to complete the course, Course1 through Course 3 must be completed in succession. To join in to Part 2, you must have purchased and viewed  the video of Part 1.

3-Part Workshop:

Padula Institute of Vision is pleased to bring you Part 2 of a 3-Part workshop. These workshops must be completed in succession.