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.
By the end of the course delegates should be able to:
The course is suitable for physicians, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors with no experience of dizzy patients or those wishing to consolidate existing skills.
Richard O’Hara is a Chartered Physiotherapist currently practicing Vestibular Rehabilitation. He has gained certification from Susan Herdmann’s world renowned intensive competency based course in Atlanta. He has spent time in clinic with audiological physicians treating dizziness and is the clinical lead for vestibular rehabilitation in the Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust. He works closely with the ENT consultants accepting referrals from them and from GPs. He also runs a private clinic accepting self-referrals from dizzy patients.