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Dr. Gans in Guatemala

Dr. Gans made several presentations at leading Guatemala City hospitals and spent several days consulting and seeing patients with Dr.Michel Nuyens and Dra. Patricia Castellanos de Munoz at the distinguished Diagnostico Vestibular Clinic, the AIB Affiliate in Guatemala.

February Vestibular Rehabilitation Course

Therapists and Audiologists from throughout the United States and Japan participated in the February Vestibular Rehab course held at AIB.  Course topics included hands on experience in differentiation of vestibular disorders and which therapy techniques to use with each, identification and treatment of the many variants of BPPV, and how to design and implement a VR program. Please click here to learn more about the courses offered from the AIB Education Foundation!

Advanced Vestibular Topics Course

Advanced vestibular topics workshop was held at AIB Jan 28-29th, 2010.  This popular course provides participants with excellent in-depth and hands on experience with diagnostic protocols including VNG, VEMP, and Vestibular Auto-rotation testing.  This course is scheduled to be offered again in Summer of 2010. If you are interested in learning more about our courses in vestibular rehabilitation and assessment, please visit the AIB Education Foundation website for a complete listing of workshops!

Efficacy of a New Treatment Maneuver for Posterior Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

J Am Acad Audiol. 2006 Sep;17(8):598-604. Efficacy of a new treatment maneuver for posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Roberts RA, Gans RE, Montaudo RL. The American Institute of Balance, 8200 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 340, Largo, FL 33777, USA. Existing treatment maneuvers for posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (PC-BPPV) include the Semont liberatory maneuver (SLM) and canalith repositioning maneuver (CRM). Independent investigations reveal that these maneuvers provide an excellent outcome for most patients. However, certain aspects of these maneuvers, such as hyperextension of the neck for CRM and brisk lateral motion for the SLM, are contraindicated for patients with vertebrobasilar insufficiency, cervical spondylosis, back problems, and so forth. A hybrid approach, the Gans repositioning maneuver (GRM) was developed Read More

Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Necessity of Postmaneuver Patient Restrictions

J Am Acad Audiol. 2005 Jun;16(6):357-66. Treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: necessity of postmaneuver patient restrictions. Roberts RA, Gans RE, DeBoodt JL, Lister JJ. Abstract Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo, resulting from migration of otoconia into the semicircular canals. Several treatment methods involving positioning maneuvers that return the otoconia to the utricle have been described. Following treatment, most patients are provided with a variety of activity restrictions. Previous studies suggest that, overall, BPPV treatment may be successful without these restrictions. The purpose of this study was to determine the necessity of postmaneuver restrictions using an experimental and control group with participants matched for age, gender, involved ear, and symptoms.A canalith repositioning maneuver Read More