Case Review: Central Dizzy Interventions and Reflection

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy: Review of Indications, Mechanisms and Key Exercises as originally seen in the Journal of Clinical Neurology. I elected to go the habituation route to treat my patient, meaning I gradually exposed her to the tasks that induced her dizziness and graded those activities to her tolerance. In the beginning it was a … Continue reading Case Review: Central Dizzy Interventions and Reflection

Case Report: Dizzy Outcome Measures

This time we’ll be looking at therapy specific outcome measures that may be appropriate in this population. Management of balance impairment, guided by the Balance Evaluation Systems Test, in a patient following cerebellar infarct: a case report as originally seen in the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) This test was … Continue reading Case Report: Dizzy Outcome Measures

Case Review: Small Strokes, BIG Dizzy

In the case that I’m reviewing, the patient’s main complaint was the dizziness. What struck me as interesting about the case was that the size of infarcts– bilateral cerebellar (assuming PICA distribution from what I’ve been reading, but the case didn’t come with imagining unfortunately)– as compared to the severity of the deficits. As mentioned … Continue reading Case Review: Small Strokes, BIG Dizzy

Case Review: Assessment of Sudden Dizziness– Differential, Part 2

A Practical Approach to Acute Vertigo as originally seen in Practical Neurology We’ll continue on with the differential or list of possible diagnosis. Today we’ll explore options for when not only is the person complaining of dizziness, but also hearing difficulties. Please recall that some, but not all cerebellar strokes may have this feature. This … Continue reading Case Review: Assessment of Sudden Dizziness– Differential, Part 2