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The Dizzy and Imbalanced Patient

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Overview & Objectives

This module is aimed at physical therapists and physicians who are treating patients presenting with complaints of dizziness and/or balance problems. The participant will be able to use the skills learned in this short course to differentiate between central, peripheral and cervical vestibular patients, treat those who are appropriate and refer those who are not.

This course is comprised of three modules:

Part I: Differential Diagnosis
The objective of this module is that, given a patient with a complaint of dizziness, upon completion the participant will be able to: 

    1. Discuss the differential diagnostic process
    2. Develop a list of differential diagnoses
    3. Distinguish between common causes of dizziness
    4. Discuss the mechanisms of postural control
    5. Design an assessment of fall risk


Part II: Evaluation
The objective of this module is that, given a patient with a complaint of dizziness, upon completion the participant will be able to:

    1. Discuss the cervical contributions to vertigo.
    2. Recognize and differentiate between central and peripheral vestibular disorders, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and cervicogenic dizziness.
    3. Describe typical tests of vestibular function and interpret common findings.


Part III: Treatment
The objective of this module is that, given a patient with a complaint of dizziness, upon completion the participant will be able to:

    1. Discuss the theory behind vestibular habituation exercise therapy.
    2. Given examination findings, develop an evidence-based treatment program for balance and dizziness, including BPPV, with measurable, functional outcomes.
    3. Discuss the recent literature that describes the efficacy and outcomes of vestibular, balance and fall prevention programs


Comments

This course was developed by EDUCATA, a US based online learning provider for physiotherapists.

Please be aware that this course requires Adobe Flash player software to run.

Courses are available for 90 days from purchase date.

CPD hours: 8


Provider

Rob Landel PT, DPT, OCS

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