This 4 hour online course was developed specifically to help you build that framework combining evidence base and years of clinical experience.
Whether you work with a sports team, with seniors, in a hospital, or a bustling private practice you may be looking to improve your understanding of dizziness as you get stuck at times with what to do. We get it as we have been there.
Dizziness is a common complaint across the lifespan, but sadly it is also poorly understood and treated.
The thing is, it does not have to be this way.
After taking this module you will have a clear picture of how common dizziness is and its impact on our society. In addition to this, after reviewing module 1 you will have a better idea of the many different medical conditions that can result in dizziness.
Note: References and slide handouts will be provided in each lesson as a PDF download.
From module 1, we reviewed that vestibular problems are conditions affecting the brain and inner ear and are the most common cause of dizziness across the lifespan. After taking module 2 you will understand the “nuts and bolts” (anatomy and physiology) of how the vestibular system actually works.
After developing an understanding of the vestibular system, the second part of the module will help you classify dizziness into three categories, being central (brain), peripheral (inner ear), and non-vestibular disorder. In each of these categories we review the most common conditions that can cause dizziness.
By completion of this module you will be able to compare and contrast the different causes of dizziness and confidently categorize them as being a peripheral, central, or non-vestibular disorder.
This module is key as in order to treat dizziness effectively you have to understand the different causes of dizziness. NOT ALL DIZZINESS IS THE SAME.
Building from module 2, this module goes the next step and covers the vital components of the patient history and examination. There are key aspects in both the history and examination that need to be pulled out to help determine if the dizziness is due to the brain, inner ear, or some other condition. Not having the knowledge and clinical skills to accurately tease out the source of the dizziness will lead to frustration for both you and your patients.
This module ends the course with a treatment technique for the most common form of BPPV. Now there are different techniques out there, but this is our “Go To”.
In summary, by the end of this course you should:
This online course is approved for 4 outside continuing education hours for Chiropractors in the province of Saskatchewan.
Redefine Health Education (RHE) has contracted with our organization to offer 4 Contact Hours for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants for this course. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of the PT Board of California, a rule-approved CE provider of the PT Board of Florida (#50-32784), a licensed CE sponsor of physical therapy continuing education by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) (#216.000360), an approved continuing competence provider by the APTA North Carolina (#21-0729-025), an approved CE provider of the PT Board of New Mexico, and an approved CE provider of the PT Board of Oklahoma (#BAP202310010). In addition to the aforementioned jurisdictions, courses approved by other state boards & APTA chapters will be accepted for licensure credit in all the jurisdictions listed on this webpage: www.redefinehealthed.com/ceuinfo. If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry including the course title in which you are interested, to [email protected].
*If you are a Florida licensee, this is the CE Broker approval# for this course is #20-909614.
In addition to the states listed in the link above, this course has been accredited in New Jersey and Maryland.
In order to qualify for the CEUs, you must complete the entire course and pass the exam.
We are constantly growing our list of where we can offer CEUs for this course. If you would like us to get this course accredited in your province or state, reach out to us by email at conta[email protected] or by calling Kregg at 306-343-7776.
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We can tailor a hybrid course to meet your needs. Whether it is going through all of the techniques covered in this course, or learning about the management of conditions such as BPPV, vestibular hypofunction, Meniere's Disease, motion sensitivity, PPPD, vestibular migraines, and concussion. We can also review how to take your marketing strategies to the next level.
Call Kregg at 306-343-7776, so we can work together to develop a course specific to your needs.
Common questions people ask before enrolling for this course:
That is a great question and the simple answer is no. There are actually no courses that will allow for this. As we outline in this course dizziness can be due to many causes including the vestibular system, cardiovascular system, metabolic system, conditions affecting the neck, mental health, and so on.
Rather, this course is aimed at developing a framework to assist you in subcategorizing dizziness to determine who you can treat and who needs to be referred elsewhere. The course material will also cover how to differentiate and understand the treatment principles of the most common central, peripheral, and non-vestibular conditions that you will see clinically.
Ideally, one-on-one mentoring or an in person course with a high instructor to participant ratio is the best way to get feedback on your skills. However, barriers to this such as course availability, along with the cost of your time and money can make this a challenge. We understand this as we have been there.
So, to address this with an online course we have developed easy to follow step by step written and video “How To” instructions of all of the techniques outlined in this course. You can simply download them immediately after the course to practice with your peers. We encourage you not wait for the first patient to give it a try. Be ready beforehand with the feedback of your peer. If there are still questions about your technique, we have weekend courses and online mentoring available.
There are pros and cons of a weekend and online course. A weekend course allows for more dialogue, time to ask questions, and training specific to the needs of the group. As indicated previously, as long as there is a good instructor to participant ratio, this will also allow the instructor to ensure that each participant can perform the techniques correctly. The cons of a weekend course are the limited availability, time and expense.
Our typical weekend courses also go deeper into the treatment of BPPV, vestibular hypofunction, motion sensitivity (PPPD), and concussion. This information will, however, be added to our online platform with time and will compliment this 101 course. Remember that this is a 4 hour course and not a 2 day course.
Some of the pros of an online course are:
You will have unlimited access to the course from the date of enrolment. There is no expiry date.
For the investment of 4 hours and the cost of the course you will have unlimited, 24/7 access to the online course which will include:
Bottom line, our goal is that you experience a transition from feeling uncertain in your abilities or understanding of dizziness to feeling confident in your skillset and experience improved patient outcomes along with an increased demand for your services with this patient population should you choose.
If any of these resonate with you, we cannot wait to work with you inside Understanding Dizziness 101.
Even if you have taken some training and seen patients with dizziness, ongoing training can:
1) Enhance your knowledge, skill set, and overall confidence. We have all picked up techniques from here and there, but sometimes forget when to use them or how to actually do them correctly. Or, we may feel unsure about our knowledge base or skill set altogether. This course will develop a framework to allow you to improve your clinic reasoning and skill set, resulting in increased confidence to address this unique patient population.
2) Improve your patient outcomes and more importantly their quality of life. Besides making a living, this should be what fuels us to go to work each day. With increased knowledge and skillset your outcomes should improve. What a sense of accomplishment you will feel each time you look back and see how you made an impact on someones quality of life.
3) Increase your profile and reputation in dealing with this patient population. This can lead to an increased referral base, valuable partnerships, and all sorts of exciting and unexpected opportunities that add to you or your clinics overall income.
Even though the reasons to pursue ongoing education is clear the process involved can be anything but. Things get in the way. We get it:
There is such a need in this field and online training helps jump start you in the right direction, while minimizing the need to travel and miss time from work and family.
I am sure that there is more than one book in the local bookstore, more than one song on the radio, or more than one hair salon or burger joint in your hometown. There is always room for more. People want and deserve options. A little competition can also be better for the consumer which in this case is our patients.
With any type of learning, yes, you may fail at times, but we can either just experience the frustration of it and give up or learn from it. It also does not have to be complicated, especially when you can get a roadmap from someone who has already taken the path you are on.
Even though the assessment & treatment of dizziness has become a quickly growing field - it’s not an evenly distributed one.
A few practitioners will get a HUGE piece of the pie, while many others fizzle out.
As long as you can avoid the common mindsets that limit most practitioners you will experience an improvement in your outcomes with dizziness. This will result in you having a bigger IMPACT on the quality of life for those under your care and increasing your caseload with this population if you so choose.
The key ingredient to this is understanding the different causes of dizziness.
With your permission, it would be an honour to guide you in this process.
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"Although I have treated BPPV in the past, what I learned was from a colleague many years ago. Either assessment and treatment have been somewhat refined since then, or I started doing things differently on my own (I'm not too sure), but this course really helped to confirm some things I have been doing correctly, but also helped me to see where I can make improvements for better client outcomes. This course information also gives me more confidence; in continuing to treat clients with dizziness or to be able to refer on when I am concerned the problem is beyond my scope of practice. Excellent course! "
"Good flow, good presentation and use of images/demos."
"I can now take a focussed history and exam, and know at least the basics of what I am dealing with and when to refer. I would recommend this course. It was advertised and promised as Dizziness 101, so I appreciated the knowledge, without being completely overwhelmed."
"Downloads are fantastic - and very surprising that you allow download of video. So much provided on each page (video, downloads and right sided outline), yet it looks very straightforward and not confusing. That’s hard to do. I really like that."
"I will be able to identify and refer as appropriate!"
"I really appreciate your approach. I think the pace of your lessons was good. Great flow to the content. Your years of experience in this area are evident through your confidence in teaching through lecture and demonstration. Thank you for choosing to share your knowledge this way! Personally, I find it difficult to commit to a weekend course, or even a webinar at times, so this online option is perfect for me."