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. Definition of PC-BPPV, Epidemiology of BPPV, and Its Typical Presentation
Physical therapists need to recognize BPPV based on history taking. Key questions and responses that suggest that the person has BPPV will be covered plus facts related to the prevalence of BPPV across age with its typical presentation outlined for the learner.
2. Typical and Atypical Presentations of Posterior Canal BPPV
Physical therapists need to recognize the typical and atypical presentations of posterior canal BPPV and be able to differentiate PC-BPPV from central findings. Differential diagnosis in the examination of the BPPV will be emphasized with interpretation of the findings discussed related to the management of the patient's health condition.
3. Posterior Canal Examination
In chapter three, Dr. Whitney describes the newest evidence of the posterior canal examination in detail.
4. Posterior Canal BPPV Cases
This chapter will present some cases to recognize typical versus atypical (red or yellow flags) for posterior canal for BPPV.