presented by Jeff Walter
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS
Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS, is the Director of the Otolaryngology Vestibular and Balance Center, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. His clinical practice focused on vestibular diagnostic testing and vestibular rehabilitation. He is an adjunct faculty member at Misericordia University, Department of Physical Therapy and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with…Read full bio
1. Case Study 1
Identify differentiating features regarding patient history. Recognize common abnormal examination findings. Identify management options based on patient history and examination findings.
2. Treatment Considerations
Design appropriate treatment exercises to promote compensation for lost vestibular function, including oscillopsia and imbalance.
3. Case Study 2
Identify differentiating features regarding patient history. Perform and interpret testing maneuvers appropriately. Identify patterns of nystagmus commonly related to BPPV. Instruct individuals in self-treatment maneuvers.
4. Case Study 3
Recognize abnormal examination findings. Discuss management options based on patient history and examination findings.
5. BPPV Cases
Recognize examination findings that may mimic BPPV. Identify examination features of horizontal canal and cupulolithiasis type. Administer appropriate treatment maneuvers for horizontal canal BPPV and cupulolithiasis type.
6. Special Considerations & Red Flags
Recognize abnormal examination findings, which may indicate abnormal central vestibular function or limit investigation of the peripheral vestibular system.