Vestibular Rehabilitation including Cervicogenic Dizziness

The event is expried

Two day workshop


By the end of the course delegates should be able to:

Understand basic vestibular anatomy and physiology (semicircular canal orientation+function and the vestibulo-ocular reflex in particular)
Have an overview of the main vestibular pathologies
Take a relevant subjective history including vestibular special questions
Carry out a clinical oculomotor examination
Clinically assess the VOR (dynamic visual acuity, infrared video analysis and head thrust test)
Clinically evaluate different types of nystagmus (central vs peripheral)
Carry out an appropriate outcome-based assessment of balance
Do positional testing for BPPV, interpret findings and treat using the appropriate manoeuvre (posterior, anterior and horizontal canal variants)
Understand the potential for and clinical significance of cervicogenic dizziness
Devise, evaluate and progress a patient-specific exercise-based rehabilitation programme

Course Price
Price in GBP: £ 270.00

Course Notes

The cervical spine can cause symptoms of unsteadiness and imbalance. This two-day course provides a scientific rationale for the existence of cervicogenic dizziness. Its diagnosis is one of exclusion. Differentiation between vestibular, central neurological and musculoskeletal causes of dizziness is highly important when assessing and treating cervicogenic dizziness. This updated, intense two-day course covers the essentials of clinical vestibular assessment and treatment. A strong emphasis is placed on differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning and treatment selection. Delegates will be taught to identify signs and symptoms that indicate central/sinister pathology. The rehabilitation techniques included in the course have a strong evidence base. The techniques are not confined to cervicogenic dizziness. The course provides a scientific rationale for the existence and treatment of dizziness arising from the neck The course is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors with no experience of dizzy patients or those wishing to consolidate existing skills.

Programme & application form

Mr Richard OHara  
Day One

08:45 - 09:00 Registration, 09:00 - 09:45 Vestibular anatomy and physiology, 09:45 - 10:45 Clinical assessment of VOR, 10:45 - 11:00 Coffee, 11:00 - 12:00 Vestibular pathologies, 12:00 - 12:30 Nystagmus, 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch, 13:00 - 13:15 Vestibular subjective examination, 13:15 - 14:30 Clinical oculomotor examination, 14:30 - 15:30 Gait and balance examination, 15:30 - 16:00 Vertebrobasillar insufficiency/brainstem stroke

Chartered Physiotherapist
Day Two

09:00 - 10:00 BPPV theory and demonstration (anterior and posterior canal), 10:00 - 10:15 Coffee, 10:15 - 11:45 BPPV Practical (anterior and posterior canal), 11:45 - 12:00 BPPV theory and demonstration (horizontal canal), 12:00 - 12:30 BPPV Practical (horizontal canal), 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch, 13:00 - 13:30 BPPV Practical (Tests), 13:30 - 15:00 Vestibular rehabilitation techniques, 15:00 - 16:00 Case studies

Mr Richard OHara

Mr Richard OHara

Chartered Physiotherapist

Event Detail

14/06/2018 8:00 am
15/06/2018 8:00 am
Room 216