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Have you ever had a patient come in with dizziness that you think is from the neck?
Differentiating from musculoskeletal cervical origin, vascular origin and vestibular origin is key for any clinician treating neck pain, dizziness or vertigo. Do you have this skill set?
Dizziness has become one of the most common manifestations in adult patients. Dizziness develops through multiple factors and different mechanisms and among all causes of dizziness, the cervical spine as the source continues to be the most controversial. A convincing pathogenesis must be based on altered sensory input from the upper cervical spine. The correct clinical diagnosis is necessary to rule out competing diagnosis and make the appropriate treatment.
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Understanding this elimination process for the clinical diagnosis for Cervicogenic Dizziness is necessary for clinicians treating neck pain, whiplash, concussion, dizziness and vertigo.
This book takes you through the Optimal Sequence Algorithm, which is our sequence of differential diagnosis intended to make the most appropriate clinical reasoning to rule out other causes of dizziness and rule in the cervical spine through a bedside examination.
This book also offers other introductory pieces noting several diagnosis of Cervicogenic Dizziness, how common Cervicogenic Dizziness is, if it should be called Vertigo or Dizziness, and differing opinions from separate professions. This data is from well rounded research derived from the physical therapy, chiropractic and medical literature.
This book is designed to provide the most direct and concise approach regarding the key points of ruling out peripheral vestibular disorders, vascular and central disorders to make the most appropriate clinical reasoning to diagnose Cervicogenic Dizziness.
This book is by far the most detailed and concise piece of literature in one place on the diagnostic process for Cervicogenic Dizziness. The authors have compiled 245 pages of content with over 380 references from the medical and rehabilitation literature into an unparalleled concise and thorough examination process.
This is an expert collaboration between vestibular and manual professions and can be used as the go-to clinical handbook for all physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and physicians. It should be an essential buy for undergraduate and postgraduate clinicians looking to develop their clinical reasoning for differential diagnosis.
About the Authors
Dr. Harrison Vaughan is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Old Dominion University. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and a Fellow in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He has advanced certifications in spinal manipulative therapy (Cert. SMT), Dry Needling (Cert. DN) and a Diploma in Osteopractic (Dip. Osteopractic), all from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He is actively involved in writing on current concepts and latest research in the field of diagnosis & management of Cervical and Dizziness/Vertigo Disorders at www.cervicaldizziness.com He is a national and international co-instructor on the course, “Diagnosis & Management of Cervicogenic Dizziness” with focus on upper quarter differential diagnosis and management of Cervical Dizziness with Manual Therapy & Cervicocranial Exercise Therapies. He is co-owner of PhysioFit of North Carolina, a private pay physical therapy clinic in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Dr. Danielle Vaughan is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Old Dominion University. She has advanced training vestibular assessment and rehabilitation from Emory University. She has led two previous vestibular rehabilitation programs: VCU-Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia and Drayer Physical Therapy Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her clinical interests include the management of dizziness related conditions and currently specializes in the management of these disorders.She is a national and international co-instructor on the course, “Diagnosis & Management of Cervicogenic Dizziness” with focus on upper quarter oculomotor differential diagnosis and management of Cervical Dizziness with Vestibular and Sensorimotor Therapy.She is co-owner of Physiofit of NC in Wake Forest, NC, a private pay physical therapy clinic in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
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