Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo - Answering Your Questions
So you took a vestibular course and learned how to treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)! That is amazing!
How did it go with your first patient? Or second or third?
Taking a course is the first step to learning a new condition, but real-life experience teaches us a lot more, and it often is followed by a whole bunch more questions!
We understand this and wanted to provide an opportunity to answer some commonly asked questions regarding BPPV. Cheryl Wylie, a vestibular physiotherapist, and instructor on Embodia, hosted a live session to help therapists like yourselves manage this tricky condition. This course contains the edited version of the live presentation along with the downloadable slides.
During this course, we will:
- Use problem-based learning and a patient example to investigate common questions vestibular therapists have when treating BPPV
- Discuss the use of vestibular suppressants and how it can affect our diagnosis and treatment of BPPV
- Talk about the YouTube sensation: the half-somersault home maneuver and why or why not we should be using it
- Learn about the Loaded Dix-Hallpike and how this can be used by practitioners without goggles to improve the sensitivity of BPPV testing
- Discuss the research around when to retest after completion of the Epley
- How to recognize the dreaded horizontal canal conversion and ways to prevent it
- Whether or not to provide restrictions post-maneuver and what the research shows
Who is this course for?
- Therapists who are new to BPPV assessment and treatment
- Therapists who have completed at least one BPPV course (if you haven't, check out this BPPV Course first!)
- Therapists who do not have access to a vestibular mentor and have questions!
If you want to learn more about BPPV and vestibular rehabilitation, Cheryl has additional courses here on Embodia:
- BPPV Feature: Assessing and Treating Dizziness
- Beyond BPPV: Understanding Vestibular Rehabilitation
- BPPV Resource Package
Healing Vertigo is an App designed to walk you through the assessment and treatment of BPPV. It uses the same patient-directed videos and treatment logic flow discussed in this webinar and resource package, making it a seamless resource for you and your patients. Use it as a practitioner treatment guide with your BPPV patients, or recommend it to you patient's post-treatment for self-management of this condition. It reduces the challenge of BPPV treatment significantly, and gives you and your patients more confidence in taking on this condition.
Visit the Healing Vertigo Website to learn more!
Connect with Cheryl anytime to ask questions, clarify points, or just discuss BPPV!
MSc(PT), Vestibular Physiotherapist, Co-Founder of Healing Vertigo
Cheryl Wylie is a registered physiotherapist, receiving her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2010. Prior to this she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. She continued her education and completed with success the Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency-Based Course in Atlanta, GA hosted by Emory University and the American Physical Therapy Association. Since then, she has taken ongoing courses with a focus on vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, as well as shared her knowledge through in-services and lectures both locally and abroad.
Cheryl is passionate about increasing accessibility of physiotherapy services and has developed an App and YouTube Channel called Healing Vertigo. These platforms increase awareness of BPPV and provide testing and treatment videos to assist patients and practitioners alike in the treatment of this condition.
Course Material included in this course
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Follow-Up: Answering Your Questions
Welcome and Slides
History and MOI
Repeated BPPV Tests
Diagnosis and Treatment
Follow Up Visit