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Bilateral Vestibular Disorders and PPPD

presented by Jeff Walter, DPT, NCS

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Financial: Jeff Walter receives compensation from MedBridge for this course and Education Resources, Inc. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Jeff Walter has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 46 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 28 Minutes

This course will review the specific features and management options for bilateral vestibular disorders (BVD) and persistent postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD). Etiologic factors for BVD, including aminoglycosides, will be discussed, and the common circumstances that lead to PPPD will be reviewed. Treatment guidelines will be reviewed for both BVD and PPPD, including the role of vestibular rehabilitation. An interview with an individual with bilateral vestibular loss will be shared. The course will include a PPPD-related question-and-answer session with Neil Shepard, PhD, professor emeritus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. The course is appropriate for audiologists and occupational/physical therapists and assistants.

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Jeff Walter, DPT, NCS

Jeff Walter, DPT, NCS, is the director of the Otolaryngology Vestibular and Balance Center at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. His clinical practice focuses on vestibular diagnostic testing and vestibular rehabilitation. He is an adjunct faculty member at Misericordia University's Department of Physical Therapy and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a…

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1. Bilateral Vestibular Disorders

Instruction will focus on etiologic factors for bilateral vestibular disorders along with a discussion of the appropriateness of vestibular rehabilitation. To improve awareness of common associated impairments, a patient interview will be shared. Medical management options will be reviewed.

2. Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)

Content will review the common symptoms associated with PPPD. Treatment guidelines will be reviewed, including the role of vestibular rehabilitation. This chapter will include a PPPD-related question-and-answer session with Neil Shepard, PhD, professor emeritus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

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