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Series: Physical Therapy Examination and Treatment of the Vestibular System

Course: #3338 Level: Intermediate4 Hours 139 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

This series will describe and demonstrate common examinations and treatment for vestibular dysfunction in adults. Examination and treatment of dysfunctional oculomotor control, hypofunctioning VOR, and BPPV will be included.

This is a two-part series comprised of the following courses: #3285 and #3286.This course is intermediate level and a knowledge of vestibular anatomy and examination is highly recommended.

Course created on January 22, 2019

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Course Type: Recorded Webinar

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/4.0; AL/4.0; AR/4.0; AZ/4.0; CA/4.0; CO/4.0; CT/4.0; DE/4.0; GA/4.0; HI/4.0; IA/4.0; IACET/0.4; ID/4.0; IL/4.0; IN/4.0; KS/4.0; KY/4.0 Category 1; MA/4.0; ME/4.0; MI/4.0; MO/4.0; MS/4.0; MT/4.0; NC/4.0; ND/4.0; NE/4.0; NH/4.0; NY/4.0; OR/4.0; PA/4.0; RI/4.0; SC/4.0; SD/4.0; TN/4.0; TX/4.0; UT/4.0; VA/4.0; VT/4.0; WA/4.0; WI/4.0; WY/4.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkIdentify the differences between central and peripheral vestibular dysfunction.
  • checkmarkChoose and perform the correct repositioning maneuver for both horizontal and posterior canal canalithiasis.
  • checkmarkDesign and implement physical therapy treatment for poorly compensated unilateral peripheral vestibular dysfunction.
  • checkmarkChoose the best home exercises for patients undergoing treatment for poorly compensated unilateral peripheral vestibular dysfunction and design an effective home exercise program.
  • checkmarkCorrectly perform an examination of VOR X 1 and VORc, interpret results and plan appropriate physical therapy treatment for impairments of the VOR.


0-30 Minutes Review of learner outcomes, review of vestibular system function and pathology
30-60 Minutes History taking and dizziness handicap inventory; Assessment: Oculomotor control and the VOR
60-120 Minutes BPPV: Assessment and Differentiation; Postural Control, subsystems, standardized assessment of the vestibular system
120-180 Minutes Treatment of BPPV
180-215 Minutes Unilateral peripheral hypofunction;Treatment of hypofunctional VOR
215-240 Minutes Bilateral vestibulopathy: Treatment and case; Summary


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