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Cervicogenic Dizziness and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Course Date

Start: 23rd June 2018 @ 09:00am
End: 24th June 2018 @ 17:00pm

Course Location

AECC University College
Parkwood Campus, Bournemouth, Dorset, England


Course Description

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 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.



08:45-09:00   Registration

09:00-09:30   Vestibular anatomy and physiology

09:30-10:30   Clinical assessment of VOR

10:30 –10:45 Coffee

10:45-11:45   Vestibular pathologies

11:45-12:30   Nystagmus

12:30-13:00   Lunch

13:00-13:15   Vestibular subjective examination

13:15-13:45   Clinical oculomotor examination

13:45-14:15   Gait and balance examination

14:15-14:30   Brainstem stroke/VBI

14:30-15:15   BPPV theory and demonstration (anterior and posterior canal)

15:15-15:30   Coffee

15:30-16:30   BPPV Practical (anterior and posterior canal)



09:00-10:00 BPPV Practical (anterior and posterior canal)

10:00-10:15 BPPV Theory (Horizontal canal)

10:15-10:30 Coffee

10:30-10:45   BPPV Practical (Horizontal canal)

10:45-12:30   Vestibular rehabilitation techniques

12:30-13:00   Lunch

13:00-14:00   Case studies/clinical reasoning/practical

14:00-14:45 Cervicogenic dizziness

14:45-15:00 Coffee

15:00-15:30 Neck position related vertigo exercise

15:30-finish Questions, patient clinical examination, practical


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

Course Contact Email