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Assessment & Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – Live Webinar
April 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-7| $79.99
Dizziness accounts for 5.6 million clinic visits a year in the US. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequent single cause of isolated positional vertigo, accounting for nearly one-half of patients with peripheral vestibular dysfunction. Approximately 17-41% of patients seen in dizziness clinics and 25% of patients sent for vestibular testing have BPPV. Most often, BPPV can be easily diagnosed and treated with 100% resolution of symptoms in clinics within 1-2 treatment sessions. However, there has been an increasing number of cases with atypical presentation of BPPV needing clinical expertise in recognition, assessment, and treatment. As a practicing healthcare professional, no matter what your expertise is, adding knowledge and treatment methods to your toolbox for this disorder is imperative for supplementation of a complete therapeutic skill set.
Practicing healthcare professionals will leave this workshop with a clear understanding of the normal functioning of the inner ear’s vestibular system, pathophysiology of BPPV and its variants, and application of a simple clinical algorithm to help make differential diagnosis of BPPV. A review of current clinical practice guidelines will be included to strengthen the differential diagnosis process and clinical application of treatment of both typical and atypical BPPV. A case study in the end will include participant’s participation to recognize signs and symptoms of typical and atypical BPPV, make a diagnosis, and then prepare a treatment plan. In addition, participants will learn to recognize when a patient is not presenting with BPPV and when to refer to a neurologist or another medical specialist. Multiple videos will be used to demonstrate clinical assessment and treatment maneuvers of BPPV and its variants.