Balance and Vestibular Training: Treating Dizziness, Falls and BPPV Symptoms
Dizziness interferes with the everyday activities of 30% of persons over the age of 70.
How many times have you received a script that simply read “dizziness”?
You think to yourself “Is it age related, medication related, inner ear issues, cranial nerve dysfunction, BPPV symptoms?” That is a lot of variables to weed through for an initial evaluation. But to treat your patient efficiently and effectively, it must be done.
Mark Flinders, PT, ATC, SCS will guide you through the process of doing an effective eval and differentiating between causes and appropriate treatment.
This course will help you:
-Recognize the characteristics/signs/symptoms of Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV)
-Differentiate between types of testing
-Recognize the appropriate treatment
Methods of Instruction:
Online video course
Mark Flinders, PT, ATC, SCS
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the parts of the inner ear anatomy
- Recognize incidence/prevalence/etiology/basic statistics of dizziness and falls
- Recognize characteristics of cervical vertigo/orthostatic hypotension/Meniere’s Disease
- Differentiate the symptoms of a vestibular migraine
- Recognize the characteristics/signs/symptoms of Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV)
- Differentiate between types of cranial nerve/balance testing-Smooth Pursuit/Saccades Horizontal/Saccades Vertical/Convergence/Horizontal Vestibular Ocular Reflex/Vertical Vestibular Ocular Reflex/Visual Motion Sensitivity/Modified Romberg Test/Alternate Romberg Test/Fukuda Test/Head Impulse Test/HINTS Test
- Differentiate between types of BPPV testing – Dix-Hallpike Testing/Side-Lying Testing/Supine Roll Test/Bow & Lean Test/Horizontal Canal BPPV/Anterior Canal BPPV/Multiple Canal BPPV
- Identify possible testing concerns
- Differentiate between treatment maneuvers – Epley Maneuver/Semont Manuever/Lempert Maneuver/Tirelli Maneuver/Gufoni Maneuver/Brandt-Daroff
- Recognize that BPPV is a benign disease
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test
AdvantageCEUs.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID # 7332. This distance learning-independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by the AOTA.