Reid S.1, Thomas L.2
1ACU, School of Phsyiotherapy, North Sydney, Australia, 2University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Brisbane, Australia
- To be able to understand the different types and causes of dizziness such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), cervicogenic dizziness, VBI, migraine, cardiovascular dizziness etc.and how they differ.
- To be able to identify and treat a person with cervicogenic dizziness.
- To be able to differentially diagnose VBI, and red flag conditions such as cervical arterial dissection, and then to perform a screening examination covering VBI, domains of balance, co-ordination and cranial which might be undertaken prior to treatment of the cervical spine.
This workshop will include
Review dizziness and its classification, types and causes
Section A: Cervicogenic dizziness
- What is cervicogenic dizziness and how do we identify it?
- Case studies
- The patient interview. Establishing type of dizziness is unsteadiness and not rotatory dizziness, presence of neck dysfunction and that the dizziness is triggered by neck movements.
- The physical evaluation to determine if the dizziness is coming from the neck , includes Dix-Hallpike manoeuvre to identify BPPV.
- Treatment. SNAGs, Self-SNAGs, passive joint mobilization, multi-modal. Treatment of BPPV.
Section B: VBI and cervical arterial dissection
- Screening for VBI and red flag conditions- pathophysiology, historical features and physical screening
- Differential diagnosis of cervical arterial dissection- recognition of risk factors and early clinical presentation.
- Physical screening for cervical arterial dissection
Implications / Conclusions
This course will provide participants with a broad overview of the safety aspects of managing cervical spine conditions and succinct screening protocols to differentially diagnose cervicogenic dizziness, VBI and red flag conditions. The course will improve participant’s confidence with recognising more serious pathologies and refine their skills in basic screening practices. It will also enable them to more confidently undertake treatment of patients presenting with conditions such as cervicogenic dizziness and the more simple vestibular conditions amenable to physiotherapy management.
- Cervical spine
- Vertebrobasilar insufficiency
Funding for research has been by
- Mulligan Concept Teachers Association
- The University of Newcastle
- Australian Catholic University
- Stroke Foundation Australia
- The University of Queensland
This course targets all physiotherapists treating neck pain or dizziness. It is an essential course for safe practise for early career thru to experienced clinicians.
Level of learning
The MCTA regrets to announce the loss of a founding member Barbara Hetherington. Barbara passed away in Auckland, New Zealand on the 12th of July 2016, aged 74.Barbara initially taught extensively internationally, as well as within New Zealand, conducting manual therapy and/or sports medicine workshops in Hong Kong, Switzerland, India, Western Samoa and Singapore utilising philosophies of Kaltenborn, Janda, McKenzie and Mulligan Concept.
- Barbara first started teaching for the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association in 1995, and mentored many current MCTA members through to teaching status. Barbara retired from teaching in 2013 becoming a member Emeritus of the MCTA.Barbara also held honorary life member status with Physiotherapy New Zealand, NZ Private Practitioners Association and the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association. She served on executives of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists and IFOMT and was respected for her forthright honesty and insight.As a fellow teacher, mentor and friend she will be sorely missed.
Note from Brian Mulligan: Thank you all again for your messages re our Barbara. She was a great friend and colleague and Dawn and I will miss her very much.
- Brian Mulligan has just received The Geoffrey Maitland Award for the advancement of clinical practice in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy at the 2016 IFOMPT Conference in Glasgow. All the conference people did a standing ovation – the atmosphere was electric! Here a photo of the Kiwi contingent that supported him.
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