Dizziness: Beyond BPPV

Gold Coast

Presented By

Rudi Gerhardt


May 6, 2023 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Suited To

Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors

Dizziness: Beyond BPPV

Dizziness is a common, yet challenging area of practice. Although Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common type of vertigo or dizziness, there are other causes of dizziness you may encounter in your practice such as Vestibular Neuritis, Meniere's Disease, Persistent Postural Perceptive Dizziness, Vestibular Migraine, or serious central conditions. This course will briefly revisit BPPV in the context of differential diagnoses.

You will learn the pertinent anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology including the concept of ‘Vestibular Compensation’, and acquire the skills to perform the relevant oculomotor, cerebellar and HINTS+ examination for the purpose of diagnosing the above conditions and ruling out ‘red flags’.

Learning Outcomes

  • Briefly revisit Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Learn how to take a history of a ‘Dizzy Patient’
  • Learn the diagnostic criteria and clinical tests to identify many vestibular conditions.
  • Learn how to treat or refer Vestibular Neuritis, Meniere's Disease, Persistent Postural Perceptive Dizziness, Vestibular Migraine and other serious central conditions
  • Learn how to perform the pertinent oculomotor and cerebellar examination as well as the HINTS+ examination
  • Explore and understand the concept of ‘Vestibular Compensation’

Course Details

Dizziness: Beyond BPPV is a 2-day CPD workshop suited to osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors which includes theoretical and practical components. A rudimentary understanding of vestibular conditions is favourable but not essential to attend the seminar.

The course will run from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday and Sunday and places are limited to 24 attendees. Morning and afternoon tea are provided. E-notes will be made available for you to print if you require as well as an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 12 hours CPD


Rudi is a graduate of Sports-Physiotherapy (Munich, 1984), Osteopathy (Belgium, IAO, 1999) and B.Sc. Anatomy (UNSW, 2002). He has more than 20 years of lecturing and tutoring experience including Anatomy (UNSW), Neuroanatomy & Clinical Reasoning (UWS), and Neuroscience, Histology, Embryology and Osteopathy skills (SCU) as well as extensive CPD and at conference presentations. Rudi’s special interest is in the field of neuroscience, especially the vestibular and balance system, where he has devoted hundreds of hours study, and has obtained a ‘Certificate of Vestibular Rehabilitation’. He is the founder of Life Quality & Health in Murwillumbah.


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