A Multisensory Approach to mTBI Vestibular Dysfunction
Section: Federal PT Section
Session Code: FD-2C-1444
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
This session will provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach to the vestibular symptoms noted among the mTBI population. The speakers will review common symptomology and pathophysiology for vestibular dysfunction, what a multisensory approach to vestibular dysfunction entails, diagnostic testing to assist with clinical diagnoses, commonly seen differential diagnoses, and multiple treatment options. They will delve into central vestibulopathy and its common presentation in the military population, as well as the importance of visual and somatosensory evaluation/treatment. Attendees will learn about the integration and importance of an interdisciplinary approach when treating vestibular symptoms among the mTBI population.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Summarize common findings and possible pathophysiological changes to the vestibular system as seen in the mTBI population.
2. Interpret the history to employ the most appropriate test battery, including testing that would indicate central and peripheral findings.
3. Develop and refine skills for appropriate differential diagnosis of a variety of pathologies frequently seen in the mTBI population with dizziness, including cervicogenic, PPPD, migrainous, visual over-reliance, and motion intolerance.
4. Employ vestibular rehabilitation treatment options when addressing a multisensory dysfunction, including the visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems, in conjunction with an interdisciplinary management model.
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