A knowledge centre for vestibular clinicians
We know you have full and demanding jobs, and often work in isolation from other vestibular therapists and peers. . So we’ve made it easier to stay up to date with vestibular developments by offering you this curated space to review clinical evidence, the latest studies and training and development opportunities.
Our VestiCOMMS newsletter goes out every quarter, jam-packed with the latest research, courses, conferences and profiles on vestibular clinicians. To stay in touch with all things vestibular, subscribe here.
Evidence Supporting the Clinical Use of Video Frenzel Goggles
Quimby et al (2018) “Usage of the HINTS exam and neuroimaging in the assessment of peripheral vertigo in the emergency department” Journal of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery; 47(1)
Kattah et al. (2009) “HINTS to Diagnose Stroke in the Acute Vestibular Syndrome: Three-Step Bedside Oculomotor Examination More Sensitive Than Early MRI Diffusion-Weighted Imaging” Stroke; 40 pp 3504-3510.
Tarnutzer et al. (2011) “Does my dizzy patient have a stroke? A systematic review of bedside diagnosis in acute vestibular syndrome” CMAJ, 183(9)
Baba S, Fukumoto A, Aoyagi M, Koizumi Y, Ikezono T, Yagi T. “A comparative study on the observation of spontaneous nystagmus with frenzel glasses and an infrared CCD camera” (2004). Journal of Nippon Medical School. 71 (1): 25-29.
Newman-Toker DE1, Saber Tehrani AS, Mantodoudis G, Pula JH, Gueded CI, Kerber KA, Blitz A, Ying SH, Hsieh YH, Rothman RE, Hanley DF, Zee DS, Kattah JC, “Quantitative video-oculography to help diagnose stroke in acute vertigo and dizziness: toward an ECG for the eyes” Stroke. 2013 Apr;44(4): 1158-61. Doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.aaa.000033.Epub 2013 Mar 5.
Hall CD, Herdman SJ, Whitney SL et al “Vestibular Rehabilitation for Vestibular Hypofunction: an Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline: from the American Physical Therapy Association Neurology Section” J Neurol Phys Ther. 2016;40(2):124-155.
by Dr Danielle Tate
Vestibular competency and qualification
The Australian Physiotherapy Association offers advanced training and collegial support for vestibular physiotherapists.
Vestibular Education Australia create vestibular courses (including competency-based courses) to provide participants with the latest evidence, practical skills and knowledge. Keep an eye on this site: VEA competency courses fill quickly!
The brilliant presenters in the Neurological, Aged and Vestibular Education group run weekend Introductory Vestibular Courses and courses covering central issues including Concussion.
With over 35 years of combined physiotherapy experience, these excellent presenters work across Australia to run Introductory Vestibular Courses and Advanced Courses in local health services and private practices.
Run by a senior neurological and vestibular physiotherapist and top quality vestibular trainer, Vertigo Balance Clinic provide excellent vestibular courses across Australia and New Zealand.
Provide three levels of vestibular training for Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors
AVESTA Is an informal association of vestibular rehabilitation practitioners in Australia offering information and access to further vestibular education. Follow the link to access their great newsletter.
Hub Academia offers the ability to participate and learn in an online environment with elearning modules.
Provide online options for Vestibular Assessment and Management training.
CPD, COURSES & CONFERENCES
Keep your vestibular skills up to date
Sat 23/7/2022 - Sun 24/7/2022
This two-day event by Vestibular Courses aims to introduce physiotherapists to common vestibular disorders and their management
Advanced Vestibular Workshop!
28 August 2022
This intensive one day advanced workshop is a great opportunity for clinicians who seek a deeper understanding of the vestibular system. Advanced concepts not normally taught at introductory levels will be explored with a mix of theory, practical workshops and case study discussions. There will be a strong focus on the latest literature. Participants must have attended an Introductory Level Vestibular Course to attend this course. Be quick!
Introductory Course in (Brisbane)
11 June - 12 June 2022
This great Intro Course run by NAVEducation will introduce physios to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, assessment and treatment options for the dizzy patient. Emphasis will be on differential diagnosis, assessment strategies and treatment options for peripheral pathologies including BPPV and vestibular hypofunctions.
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