This one day course is suitable for physiotherapists, physicians and other health professionals wishing to learn how to successfully assess and treat the dizzy patient. The course is practical in nature, evidence based and fully referenced. A mix of theory lectures and practical sessions make up an inspiring day of education about this topic.
Participants completing this course will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, assessment and evidence-based treatment of this interesting and complicated subject.
On completion, the participants should be able to:
– Understand the scale of the problems associated with dizziness and recognise the need for vestibular assessment
– Recognise peripheral from central vestibular disorders and other serious pathology
– Incorporate a basic vestibular examination into their usual neuromusculoskeletal
– Identify common vestibular pathologies and plan appropriate rehab programmes
– Diagnose and treat common variant positional vertigo (BPPV)
– Integrate vestibular treatment with Spinal Manipulative Therapy
Doelgroep van de cursus : Algemeen fysiotherapeuten, manueeltherapeuten, geriatriefysiotherapeuten
Inbegrepen : Syllabus, lunchbuffet en koffiepauzes.
Alan Sealy, Bsc (hons), Grad dip Manipulative Physiotherapy, graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1996, where he also took his post
graduate manipulative therapy qualification in 1999. With a background in manual therapy, Alan now works as a clinical Specialist in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Initially within the NHS, and as a partner in private practice in Sheffield, Alan developed an early interest in dizziness and balance disorders.
Whilst on a lecture tour in Norway he was invited to establish ‘Balanseklinikken’, in Oslo. As the Director of Rehabilitation in Scandinavia’s busiest balance clinic, and more recently as Director of Aberdeen Balance Clinic, he has treated and helped over 7000 dizzy patients. This considerable experience is utilized in research and educational courses throughout Scandinavia and the UK.
Alan has presented at a number of national and international conferences in the field of vestibular rehabilitation and has had papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Now based in Aberdeen, his time is split between his private practice, lecturing and research.