“Dizziness” is the #1 cause of physician visits in people over 65 years. This course provides a concise, evidence-based overview of vestibular rehabilitation, including peripheral vestibular disorders, central conditions, and cervicogenic dizziness.
Through lectures, group work, practical sessions, and case studies, participants will become familiar with assessment, clinical reasoning, and treatment of common vestibular conditions. Participants will learn how to create customised vestibular rehabilitation programmes for peripheral and central conditions, which includes balance and gait retraining.
The content is relevant to Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists working in orthopaedics, neurology, and gerontology. Participants are provided with a comprehensive course manual with all relevant outcome measures and references.
Courses includes two hours of pre-course lectures to allow for more hands-on experience.
Limited to 18 participants. Lunch and snack are provided.
Course Instructor: Nicole Acerra, PhD BScP.T. BA Clinical Specialist, Neurosciences
Course participants will be able to:
- Describe vestibular anatomy and common vestibular pathologies
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of peripheral and central vestibular disorders and cervicogenic dizziness
- Integrate relevant assessment findings from a Vestibular Assessment, including a bedside oculomotor exam, Motion Sensitivity Testing, and balance/gait assessment
- Assess and treat uncomplicated Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Apply the principles of Vestibular Rehabilitation and balance/gait retraining to create customized treatment plans to treat peripheral and central vestibular disorders
- Understand the principles for managing Cervicogenic Dizziness
Neuro-Ability Rehab Services
675 East 17th Avenue (at Fraser St)
Vancouver BC V5V 1B5