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
Become familiar with various sources of information regarding BPPV management. Identify common terminology utilized to describe vestibular related symptoms. Recognize demographic/ prevalence data regarding BPPV.
2. Anatomy and Physiology
Recognize proper orientation of the vestibular organ within the skull. Identify relevant structure and function of the following: semicircular canals, otolothic Organs. Discuss age-related changes in otoconia.
Recognize and discuss risk factors. Describe the following BPPV subtypes: canalithiasis, cupulolithiasis. Recognize typical characteristics of: BPPV, central nervous system related positional dizziness.
Identify patterns of nystagmus commonly related to BPPV. Appropriately perform head positioning tests: Dix-Hallpike, sidelying test, roll test, bow and lean test. Recognize modifications to examination based on patient-related movement / position limitations. Recognize alternative causes of positional dizziness.
5. Treatment Maneuvers/Management Guidelines
Appropriately perform canalith repositioning maneuvers: modified Epley’s Maneuver, Liberatory (Semont’s) Maneuver, Gufoni’s Maneuver. Recognize modifications to treatment based on patient related movement / position limitations. Recognize positive prognostic indicators of an effective maneuver.
6. Management Guidelines/Efficiency
Recognize post-treatment guidelines. Identify special considerations for testing and treatment modification. Identify prevention strategies. Instruct patient in appropriate self-treatment guidelines.