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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Part III: Treatment



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Part III: Treatment     $59.90


This lecture is part of the following course:
The Dizzy and Imbalanced Patient

Description

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 last lecture in this course builds on the knowledge gained from the first two lectures. It begins with the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), including the use of repositioning maneuvers and exercises. The theoretical basis for vestibular habituation exercises for vertigo, adaptation and substitution exercises for central dizziness, and fall prevention programs is presented, and guidelines for implementing each are given. The lecture reviews the approaches to managing the cervical spine components of dizzy complaints and goes through recent literature which justifies the use of these programs in terms of efficacy. Use of videotaped patients and several case studies provide examples of common problems, their treatment and outcomes.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 2.00

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Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

Given a patient with a complaint of dizziness, upon completion of this course 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.
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