presented by Susan Whitney
Financial— Susan Whitney is a speaker for Interacoustics and for the APTA, as well as a Director on the APTA Board of Directors. Susan Whitney receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA
Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh, her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and her DPT from MGH Institute of the Health Sciences. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and…Read full bio
1. Horizontal Canal BPPV: What’s New?
HC- BPPV is the second most common type of BPPV, and it can be geotrophic or apogeotropic. The learner will gain an understanding of how to identify the type of HC-BPPV that they are viewing and information about new advances in HC-BPPV interventions. Apogeotrophic horizontal canal BPPV will be described, with new diagnostic tests that may help you to better identify the side of the disorder. In addition, new treatment techniques will be described to try to convert the apogeotrophic to geotrophic nystagmus to better resolve their BPPV.
2. Horizontal Canal BPPV: Recognizing Light Cupula Plus What Might Help You Identify the Side of the Disorder
The typical characteristics of light cupula will be defined and described. In addition, practical tips for how to optimally identify the side of the HC-BPPV will be illustrated. Finally, a discussion about how to handle canal conversion will be provided.
3. Using the New American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeries BPPV guidelines to Optimally Treat the Person Presenting with Horizontal Canal BPPV
The new BPPV guidelines related to HC-BPPV will be explored, with discussion provided on how to best utilize the knowledge in your clinical practice. Ideas about best management will be described with Dr. Homberg with a summary of the guidelines provided by Dr. Whitney.