An Algorithmic- Based Treatment Approach to Vestibular Dysfunction
Date: 9/14/2013 - 9/15/2013
Speaker(s): Barry Morgan, PT
Continuing Education Unit Hours: 15
Register 1 or more individuals:
• Review the anatomy of the vestibular system.
• Understand how balance and movement information is processed.
• Describe the various dizziness and imbalance diagnoses and understand how they affect the
• Recognize the different mechanisms available for recovery (compensation, adaptation,
substitution) and how they can be utilized to prescribe effective progressive plans for this
• Perform proficient evaluations of oculomotor, vestibular and balance function.
• Apply information gathered from detailed history, evaluations and tests and develop
appropriate algorithmic plans of care.
• Recognize how to differentiate between migraine syndromes, migraine associated dizziness
and if present with vestibular disorders, how to successfully manage their care.
• Decipher the basic information available from advanced diagnostic testing including ENG,
caloric testing, oculomotor testing and balance testing with posturography.
• Recognize nystagmal variations and assist in the correct diagnosis and treatment in vestibular
disorders, especially BPPV and its variant resistant forms.
• Perform specific BPPV tests and decide appropriate treatment options including traditional and newly emerging alternative treatment options.
• Explore emerging treatment ideas with regard to post concussion and post blast vestibular
injuries in the soldier population receiving treatment in vestibular clinics across the country.
Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, Nurse
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