MSP098 – Vestibular Rehabilitation (Online Mini Series)
Join specialist physiotherapist in vestibular and balance disorders David Herdman for three 2-hour sessions. Includes 12 months access to all of your course materials.
- Get essential practical advice on one of the most common complaints across all medical settings
- You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
- Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
- Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
- Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification
Dizziness is amongst the most common complaints across all medical settings and is the number 1 reason for visiting the Doctor in people over the age of 70. Lifetime prevalence of significant dizziness amongst adult community populations may be as high as 30%. It can stem from a disturbance in nearly any system of the body, although problems in the vestibular system account for a large proportion.
The causes of dizziness range from benign to life threatening but simple clues in the history and clinical examination can help to differentiate between most causes. This lecture will consist of case study examples to explain the differential diagnosis, pathophysiology and management of the following conditions:
• Vestibular neuritis
• Bilateral vestibular loss
• Meniere’s disease
• Perilymphatic fistula
• Post-concussion syndrome
• Central vestibular disorders
• Acoustic Neuroma
• Autoimmune disorders
• Cervicogenic dizziness
• Mal de debarquement
• Chronic subjective dizziness/persistent perceptual postural dizziness
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a mechanical problem of the vestibular system due to loose otoconia that has been displaced into the semicircular canals. It is the most common cause of vertigo seen in many specialist clinics. It is easily diagnosed and simple treatment manoeuvres have been shown to be highly effective.
The lecture will cover the assessment and treatment for BPPV in all 3 semicircular canals for both cupulolithiasis and canalithiasis types. Delegates will also learn how to differentiate peripheral from central causes of positional vertigo. The lecture will include reference to case studies to support learning and clinical application.
• Posterior Canal BPPV
• Horizontal Canal BPPV
• Anterior Canal BPPV
• Central Positional Nystagmus
• Cupulolithiasis vs Canalithiasis
• Brandt-Daroff exercises
• Canalith repositioning manoeuvres
• Liberatory manoeuvres
There is now widespread consensus that vestibular rehabilitation (VR), an exercise based treatment, is the most effective method for improving symptoms due to vestibular dysfunction. The most recent Cochrane systematic review states that ‘there is moderate to strong evidence that [VR] is safe, effective management for…vestibular dysfunction’.
The emphasis of this lecture will be placed on the management of peripheral vestibular hypofunction in order that the viewer can understand the appropriate application of the following therapeutic procedures:
• Gaze stability exercises
• Habituation exercises
• Balance exercises
• Optokinetic stimulation
• Treatment of cervicogenic dizziness
The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD
*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.
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