According to the Vestibular Disorders Association, nearly 100 million Americans have experienced a vestibular problem at some point in their lives. There are numerous causes of vestibular dysfunction and the symptoms are many. Head trauma, cervical dysfunction, soft tissue, and bony malalignment, as well as bacterial and viral infections are just some of the causative factors relating to headache, dizziness and vertigo related syndromes. This course series is designed to enhance participants' awareness of the various indicators relating to headaches, dizziness, and vertigo, as well as the gait and balance dysfunctions that accompany them.
Practicing healthcare professionals will leave this course series with a clear understanding of normal functioning of the inner ear's vestibular system, the pathophysiology of BPPV and its variants, and application of a simple clinical algorithm to help make differential diagnoses of BPPV. It is designed to give therapists and clinicians essential information needed to assess and treat uncomplicated vestibular dysfunction as well as providing insight on incidence, diagnosis, and treatment of balance-related disorders. A review of current clinical practice guidelines will be included to strengthen the differential diagnosis process and clinical application of treatment of both typical and atypical BPPV.
Taught by Naseem Chatiwala, PT, DPT, MS, NCS
Taught by Jean McConnell, MS, PT, ATC
Taught by Karen Hogan-Curran, PT, DPT
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