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THE DIZZY AND IMBALANCED PATIENT

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This course 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.

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: 
    • Discuss the differential diagnostic process.
    • Develop a list of differential diagnoses.
    • Distinguish between common causes of dizziness.
    • Discuss the mechanisms of postural control.
    • 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:

    • Discuss the cervical contributions to vertigo.
    • Recognize and differentiate between central and peripheral vestibular disorders, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and cervicogenic dizziness.
    • 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:

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

    Dr Rob Landel excels as an orthopaedic clinician, educator and scientist. His clarity of thought and communication has enabled PTs to better understand and treat balance problems of cervicogenic origin and vestibular origin. As an educational leader in manual therapy, Dr. Landel has lectured throughout North America and around the world, and he has received awards for his excellence in teaching. Dr. Landel is also an active researcher with numerous publications in the orthopaedic peer review literature.

    • The University of Southern California Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014.
    • The California Physical Therapy Association’s highest honor, the Royce P. Noland Award of Merit, 2012.
    • Catherine Worthingham Fellow, APTA, 2012.
    • Director, Entry-level DPT Program and Physical Therapy Residency Programs, USC.
    • Former Chair, Clinical Residency and Credentialing Committee (2003-2005) and Orthopedic Specialty Council (2005-2006), APTA.
    • Former Chair and Founding Member, California Orthopedic Manual Therapy Special Interest Group, California Chapter, APTA.
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    THE DIZZY AND IMBALANCED PATIENT
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    CPD
    8
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    Member-Price: $220.00 inc. GST, Non-Member-Price: $250.00 inc. GST
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