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Identification and Management of Unilateral Vestibular Disorders

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.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 101 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 36 Minutes

The course will review the features of unilateral vestibular dysfunction (excluding BPPV, which is reviewed in detail in other courses). Common pharmacologic agents utilized in the management of vestibular-related symptoms and associated rehabilitative implications will be discussed. Stable and unstable/progressive unilateral disorders will be reviewed along with appropriateness of vestibular rehabilitation. Content will include a detailed discussion of vestibular neuritis, anterior vestibular artery ischemia, labyrinthitis, Meniere's disease, vestibular schwannoma, and superior canal dehiscence. The course will also include a question-and-answer session with Michael Teixido, MD. Indications for further medical management/diagnostic investigation will be reviewed. The course is appropriate for audiologists and occupational/physical therapists and assistants.

Meet Your Instructor

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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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Vestibular-Related Pharmacologic Agents

This chapter will focus on common pharmacologic agents utilized in the management of acute vestibular-related symptoms in individuals with dizziness. Therapy-related implications will be reviewed.

2. Stable Unilateral Vestibular Disorders

Instruction will include a review of common stable unilateral vestibular disorders along with a discussion of the appropriateness of vestibular rehabilitation. Concerning and nonconcerning audiometric findings will be discussed. Medical management options will be reviewed.

3. Unstable/Progressive Unilateral Vestibular Disorders, Part 1

Content will include a review of the features of unstable/progressive unilateral vestibular disorders along with a discussion of the appropriateness of vestibular rehabilitation. Medical management, including surgical indications, will be reviewed. Ménière’s disease, vestibular schwannoma, and superior canal dehiscence will be discussed.

4. Unstable/Progressive Unilateral Vestibular Disorders, Part 2

Content will include a review of the features of unstable/progressive unilateral vestibular disorders along with a discussion of the appropriateness of vestibular rehabilitation. Medical management, including surgical indications, will be reviewed. Ménière’s disease, vestibular schwannoma, and superior canal dehiscence will be discussed.

5. Q&A

This is a Q&A session with Michael Teixido on surgical and medical management of unilateral vestibular disorders.

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