PT Continuing Education Seminars

Evaluation and Management of Non-Vestibular Dizziness

October 1, 2016, at 2 Constitution Center

This course is the second of two continuing education seminars on Physical Therapy Management of the Patient with Vestibular Dysfunction. It will be taught by Janet Callahan, PT, DPT, MS, NCS. Each seminar includes a laboratory component. View directions to 2 Constitution Center.


Course Description


Dizziness is a generic term used to describe symptoms that may have a variety of causes, often making accurate diagnosis challenging. The focus of this course will be on developing the learners’ understanding of different causes of dizziness and the process of differential diagnosis. Learners will be able to differentiate between vestibular and non-vestibular causes of dizziness, and will gain an understanding of non-vestibular causes of dizziness including migraine related dizziness, anxiety related dizziness, cervicogenic dizziness, visual vertigo and mal de debarquement syndrome. Finally, treatment considerations for the various types of non-vestibular dizziness will be addressed.

This course is intended for Physical Therapists.


The learner will be able to:

  • Identify non-vestibular causes of dizziness
  • Differentiate between vestibular and non-vestibular causes of dizziness
  • Compare and contrast symptoms associated with non-vestibular dizziness
  • Be familiar with diagnostic criteria where available
  • Identify treatment options for the different types of non-vestibular dizziness

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Experience

A basic working knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system will be helpful. 

Course Schedule

8:00–8:30 a.m.:  Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.:  Seminar and Lab



We are offering the educational component free to acknowledge and support our clinical instructors for the important role they play in educating our students. The nominal fee is to cover our operating costs, including food.

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