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Evaluation and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders – Phoenix
January 31 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
According to the Vestibular Disorders Association, nearly 100 million Americans have experienced a vestibular problem at some point in their lives. There are numerous causes of vestibular dysfunction and the symptoms are many. Head trauma, cervical dysfunction, soft tissue and bony malalignment, bacterial or viral infections, are just some of the causative factors relating to headache, dizziness and vertigo related syndromes. This workshop is designed to enhanceparticipants’ awareness of the various indicators relating to headaches, dizziness, vertigo, gait and balance dysfunctions. Individuals with a diagnosed vestibular problem who also exhibit symptoms have an incidence of falling that is 12 times that of the general population. Overall, the cost of medicalcare for patients with balance disorders exceeds $1 billion per year in the US. Getting effective treatment is frequently complicated by the challenge of diagnosing the specific source of the problem and finding clinicians with the knowledge and experience to treat these individual co- morbid diagnoses.
This workshop will identify the broad based aspects relating to the complicated dizzy/vertigo/headache/balancecompromised patient. There will be an overview of the multiple diagnoses and many syndromes associated with complicated patients who exhibit potential vestibular dysfunction. Participants will learn to combine practical assessment techniques with effective treatment options including different manual therapy approaches to calming the variety of symptoms relating to patients suffering frommultiple diagnoses.