Manual Therapy and Exercise Management of Cervicogenic Dizziness Based on Clinical Reasoning

Cervicogenic dizziness (CGD) is a clinical phenomenon encountered at times in patients presenting with cervical spine dysfunction. Previous research has shown CGD to be a common sequelae of whiplash, but clinical observation and prior case studies suggest that CGD also can occur with other presentations of cervical injury or dysfunction. Physical therapists can help reduce symptoms of dizziness by providing appropriate intervention to the cervical region, but many patients are not aware that they can seek physical therapist management for this condition. This course provides an overview of the prevalence and mechanisms of CGD and reviews the relevant evidence related to its diagnosis and management. The presenters will discuss an evidence-informed clinical reasoning approach to differential diagnosis and management of patients with CGD, emphasizing the clinically reasoned application of specific manual therapy and exercise interventions.

Meet the Speakers:

Daniel Maddox, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC holds a doctor of physical therapy degree from the Medical College of Georgia. In 2011 he achieved ABPTS certification as a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy, and in 2015 he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, following completion of a fellowship with Evidence in Motion. He is an active member of the APTA and has served the Georgia Chapter in multiple capacities, including legislative committee member, delegate, board member, and chief delegate. He currently serves as Fellowship Director for the BenchMark Rehab Institute Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy and as Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. He also serves as lead faculty for musculoskeletal management courses with Evidence in Motion, and he is adjunct faculty for South College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Knoxville, TN.

Elizabeth Lane, PT, DPT, OCS holds a doctor of physical therapy degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed orthopaedic residency through Evidence in Motion in 2010 and in 2011 achieved ABPTS certification as a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy. She also completed certification tracts in dry needling, spinal manipulation, and strength and conditioning specialization, and in 2015 she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, following completion of orthopaedic manual therapy fellowship with Evidence in Motion. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Utah, and serves as a study coordinator on a nationally funded clinical trial. Her research endeavors include a current case series investigating the use of dry needling in mechanical neck pain. In addition to her PhD studies and research endeavors, she serves as Residency Director for BenchMark Rehab Institute’s orthopaedic residency program and as primary faculty for their orthopaedic manual therapy fellowship program. She also serves as faculty for musculoskeletal management courses with Evidence in Motion.

Hannah Norton, PT, DPT, OCS holds a doctor of physical therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She completed orthopaedic residency through Evidence in Motion in 2009 and in 2010 achieved ABPTS certification as a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy. In 2015 she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, following completion of orthopaedic manual therapy fellowship with Evidence in Motion. She currently serves as assistant professor in South College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program – in addition to primary faculty roles within Benchmark Rehab Institute’s orthopaedic residency program and orthopaedic manual therapy fellowship program. Dr. Norton previously served as a full-time clinician practicing in outpatient physical therapy. Her professional and clinical experience in physical therapy has allowed her to work extensively with physical therapy interns, residents, and fellows in teaching and clinical settings. She was awarded Clinician of the Year for her company in 2011, and she actively served on committees to develop and implement new graduate mentorship programs during her time with that company.

Derek Clewley, PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS, FAAOMPT graduated from the University of Montana in 2002 with a degree in physical therapy and later went on to earn his doctor of physical therapy degree from Shenandoah University. In 2006 he achieved ABPTS certification as a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy, and in 2010 he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, following completion of orthopaedic manual therapy fellowship with Evidence in Motion. He is currently a PhD candidate at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, and his primary research interests include trigger point dry needling and manual physical therapy. He is an assistant professor in Duke University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program with primary research interests in the behavioral aspects of health services utilization for musculoskeletal conditions, pain sciences, and dry needing. He possesses extensive experience in the development of post-professional educational programs, and he serves as a research and curriculum consultant for the BenchMark Rehab Institute.

Course Code:

LMS-817

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

Attend the live webinar on September 14, 2017, or review the recording. Return to the Learning Center and complete the assessment with at least a 70% score.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

04/26/2017

Date recorded

09/14/2017

Delivery method

In-person

Instructor(s)

Daniel Maddox, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT; Elizabeth Lane, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Hannah Norton, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Derek Clewley, PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS, FAAOMPT

Learning objectives

  1. Describe the prevalence and proposed mechanisms of CGD. Identify the available evidence related to diagnosis and management of CGD.
  2. Identify the available evidence related to diagnosis and management of CGD.
  3. Apply an evidence-informed clinical reasoning approach to evaluate the patient with CGD and rule out other common competing differential diagnoses.
  4. Apply an evidence-informed clinical reasoning approach to treatment of CGD via specific manual therapy and exercise interventions.

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Type:E-Learning Course
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