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Video-Case Study Pediatric Migraine – Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo of Childhood/Infancy

VIDEO CASE STUDY: Biomechanics of Gans Repositioning Maneuver (GRM) for a Little Person with bilateral PC-BPPV
According to the International Headache Society (IHC, 2014), pediatric migraine and specifically BPV of Childhood is classified as one of the six (6) categories of migraine. Most prevalent onset between the ages of one to five years of age. The episodes are characterized by brief attacks of incapacitating vertigo, often accompanied by nausea and emesis and postural imbalance. This condition is often a diagnosis of exclusion and there is no specific test to diagnose the condition. As migraine is best Read More

Featured Practitioner of the Month – August 2017

Dimitri Cosmios, PT, DPT, CSCS Dimitri is the president of Broward Manual Rehab since he opened it’s doors in 2004. He has over 15 years of clinical experience in orthopedics, sports therapy, injury prevention and post-operative. He attended both the Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop and in the same month, the Concussion Certification Workshop. This is what he has to say about AIB’s Certification Programs: “As part of an ever changing healthcare reimbursement environment, we business owners have to evolve constantly! Balance deficits, be it BPPV, Menieres’s, labyrinth concussions have been briefly mentioned in our curriculum as PT’s.  Therefore, a decision to attend an AIB (American Institute of Balance) Seminar and pursue a certification has been amazingly rewarding.  In a period of Read More

The American Institute of Balance International Vestibular Medicine & Audiology Fellowship

  Leading the World in Vestibular & Equilibrium Education       In association with the world’s leading hospitals, medical centers and Ministries of Health, The AIB is pleased to offer a 6-month fellowship onsite at the Institute’s main facility and Learning Center in Largo Florida, USA. Candidates with an interest in the diagnostic and non-surgical management of balance disorders in children and adults may apply from the following specialties of: Otolaryngology (ENT), Neurology, Physical Medicine, Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy), and Audiology. Applicants should have appropriate earned degrees and credentialing in their disciplines from their respective countries and societies. Clinical experience includes: 1. VideoNystagmography (VNG) 2. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) 3. Electrocochleography (ECoG) 4. Rotary Chair 5. Video Head Impulse Read More

Comparison of repositioning maneuvers for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of posterior semicircular canal: advantages of hybrid maneuver

American Journal of Otolaryngology Volume 33, Issue 5, September–October 2012, Pages 528-532 Francesco Dispenza MD, PhD, FAINOT, Gautham Kulamarva MS, DNB, DOHNS, MRCS, Alessandro De Stefano MD, PhD, FAINOT   Abstract Objective The prevalence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is becoming more frequent in elderly population. The presence of comorbid factors has to be considered before assessment as well as before commencing any repositioning treatment. Our aims were evaluation of the maneuvers efficacy and evaluation of the applicability of Read More

Epley repositioning maneuver versus Gans repositioning maneuver on postural instability in elderly patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

The Egyptian Journal of Otolaryngology 2017, 33:518–522 Abir Omaraa, Dalia M. Mosaadb, Ahmed S. Mohamedb, Neveen A. Abd El-Raoofb Introduction Patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), especially the elderly, often experience a greater incidence of falls and postural instability. The Epley repositioning maneuver has been proven to be effective in improving the postural control, whereas Gans repositioning maneuver (GRM) is still lacking data. Objective The objective of this study was to compare between the effectiveness of GRM and Epley Read More