Vestibular Rehabilitation for Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction: Clinical Practice Guideline and Beyond!

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It is estimated that 35.4% of adults in the United States have vestibular dysfunction requiring medical attention, and the condition results in a substantial increase in fall risk. The Neurology Section and APTA supported the development of a clinical practice guideline (CPG) for vestibular rehabilitation of peripheral vestibular hypofunction. A Cochrane Database systematic review concluded that there is moderate to strong evidence in support of vestibular rehabilitation in the management of patients with unilateral vestibular hypofunction for reducing symptoms and improving function. The purpose of the CPG is to review the peer-reviewed literature and make recommendations based on the quality of the research for the treatment of peripheral vestibular hypofunction. The speakers will present the findings of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for vestibular rehabilitation, including clinical and research recommendations. The session will use a case-based approach to illustrate implementation of these guidelines in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:
1 . Describe and discuss the action statements from the vestibular rehabilitation CPG.
2. Implement the action statements into clinical practice.
3. Identify the gaps in the evidence and future research directions in vestibular rehabilitation.


Anaheim, CA

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