The course will focus on the assessment and treatment of patients with vertigo and dysequilibrium from unusual vestibular causes. The course is designed for clinicians (PT & OT) with prior vestibular rehabilitation course work and clinical experience. Material covered will include advanced techniques for treating anterior and horizontal canal BPPV, central causes of dizziness (including concussion), identification and treatment of cervicogenic dizziness, chronic subjective dizziness, migraine and other unusual vestibular disorders.
As vestibular disorders occur across the lifespan and with various disorders, this information is applicable to a large patient population with symptoms of dizziness.
This series is one course with 7 short video sessions. Each videos session is 1.5-2 hours.
- Diagnose anterior semicircular canal BPPV, and horizontal semicircular canal BPPV, including BPPV affecting the anterior arm of the horizontal semicircular canal.
- Choose the various appropriate treatment techniques for anterior semicircular canal BPPV, and horizontal semicircular canal BPPV, including BPPV affecting the anterior arm of the horizontal semicircular canal.
- Identify the causes of cervicogenic dizziness.
- Interpret a detailed examination of the patient to differentiate between vestibular and cervicogenic causes of dizziness.
- Plan a treatment program for individuals with cervicogenic dizziness, including manual traction techniques for the cervical spine and cervical kinesthetic retraining techniques.
- Identify central causes of dizziness, including CVA, brain injury, and concussion.
- Develop a treatment program based on the nature of the cause of dizziness for a patient with CVA, brain injury, or concussion.
- Modify treatment programs based on the nature of the cause of dizziness for a patient with CVA, brain injury, or concussion.
- Evaluate other causes of dizziness such as chronic subjective dizziness or migraine associated dizziness.
- Develop a treatment program based on the nature of the cause of dizziness for chronic subjective dizziness or migraine associated dizziness.
- Modify a treatment program based on the nature of the cause of dizziness for chronic subjective dizziness or migraine associated dizziness.
If you wish to get continuing education credits, please watch each video session. After you finish Video 7, you will be able to take the post test. After you pass the post-test with a grade of 80% or better, you will be prompted to complete an evaluation and download your CEU Certificate.
Part 1: (2 hours 15 minutes): Clinical Exam: Additional Tools to Incorporate into Your Practice (testing):
- Cover/Uncover and alternating cover tests
- Head thrust tests for the anterior and posterior canals
- Weber and Rinne Tests
- BPPV: Identification and Treatment of Complex Cases
- PC, AC and HC BPPV Treatments and treatment considerations
- Cupulolithiasis v. Canalithiasis
- Guffoni Maneuver, CRM (Canalith Repositioning Maneuver)
- (5 case studies illustrate these diagnoses)
Part 2: (1 hour): Atypical BPPV: Is It Really BPPV? How to Tell and What To Do:
- Case study
- Complications from BPPV
- Lab: BPPV Treatment
Part 3: (2 hours): Anterior Canal Treatments-Alternatives to the CRM
- Demo: Horizontal Canal Treatments-CRM, Gufoni and Alternative Treatments
- Central Disorders: Anatomy
- Types of Central Disorders: vascular, head trauma, cerebellar, oculomotor
- Diagnosing and differentiating from peripheral
Part 4: (1 hour 30 minutes): Central Disorders continued:
- Concussion and Vestibular Symptoms: Trauma induced dizziness
- Signs and Symptoms
- Other components: PPPD, PTSD
- Treatment Considerations including return to activity guidelines and algorithm
Part 5: (1 hour 20 minutes): Cervicogenic Dizziness-Tests:
- Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
- Anatomy and Pathophysiology
- Clinical Exam techniques
- Treatment Considerations
Part 6: (1 hour 45 minutes): Cervicogenic (continued):
- Demo and lab:
- Alar ligament Test
- Sharp Purser Test
- Cervical proprioception: Assessment and Treatment
- Demo and lab
- Cervical spine manual traction: demo and lab (HEP with towel)
- Proprioception demo and lab
Part 7: (2 hours 20 minutes): Management of Other Causes of Dizziness:
- Vestibular migraine
- Persistent postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD)
- Superior Canal Dehiscence
- Clinical problem Solving (cases): Complex cases, diagnosis and treatment
30 Minute Post Test
Richard Clendaniel, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, and in the Department of Head & Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. He received his MS in Physical Therapy and Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neuro-otology with Susan Herdman, Ph.D., PT. He previously served as director of the Vestibular Rehabilitation program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is on the medical advisory board for the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) and on the board of directors for the American Balance Society. Dr. Clendaniel maintains an active practice treating patients with vestibular disorders and dizziness. His primary research is in the assessment of the vestibular system and the plasticity of the vestibular system following injury.
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Once you purhcase an online course, you will have the opportunity to take an exam to test your retention of the material. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam. The exam must be completed with a pass rate of 80% or more in order to receive your certificate of attendance.
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