This course is geared toward the generalist rehabilitation therapist, or the non-vestibular specialist. This course will cover examination skills and treatments for all vestibular patients, including those suffering from peripheral and/or central pathology. By the end of this course, the attendee will feel comfortable evaluating and treating or referring any patient walking into their clinic with complaints of vertigo or dizziness.
Below are the objectives of this course:
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
- Introduce the components of a thorough subjective and objective examination, including peripheral and central systems
- Be able to identify when to treat vs when to treat and refer
- Differentiate between varying peripheral vertigo causes, and identify appropriate treatment techniques
- Identify variants of Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV) and perform correct canalith repositioning maneuvers for each type