Physical Therapy Management for Vestibular Disorders

Alia A. Alghwiri

21st June, 2018

9:00 am-1:00 pm


This one day workshop aims to enhance the physical therapists ability to examine and provide evidence based management for persons presenting with dizziness and/or balance disorders. Practical training will be provided so that the physical therapists have an opportunity to practice various skills commonly used when treating persons with vestibular dysfunction. All participants should be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and should start to feel comfortable with the examination and intervention skills for persons presenting with vestibular dysfunction.



  • An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology

  • Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium

  • Disorders affecting vestibular function

  • Peripheral and central vestibular disorders Differentiation

  • BPPV diagnosis & treatment – Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers with manual training


Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system with its peripheral and central connections and to be able to differentiate peripheral from central vestibular dysfunction.

2. Discuss evidence based management interventions regarding vestibular disorders.

3. Recognize horizontal and posterior canal BPPV and to be able to effectively treat the condition.

4. Be able to apply, when needed, various examination skills that are necessary to successfully evaluate a person with a balance or vestibular disorder.



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