Vestibular-CPD UK is the training/education wing of the DizzyCare Clinic, through which we offer high quality, evidence-based vestibular training to frontline healthcare professionals in the UK and abroad.
Our aim is to promote awareness and provide vestibular training to as many frontline healthcare professionals as possible to empower them to help patients with vestibular disorders.
To achieve this, we are planning to offer a range of CPD events throughout the year in different locations of the UK. The sessions will range from Vestibular-Awareness sessions in the evenings, introductory one-day workshops and Three-day Enhanced Vestibular course including clinical observation.
Though these sessions are held in West Midlands and London, we are happy to run any of these courses in other locations as In-House Training. If you are interested to host an event, please get in touch with us.
We are also planning to roll-out Online Vestibular Training/Webinar sessions soon.
The above courses will be delivered by Samy Selvanayagam, Director, Vestibular-CPD UK, however, we aim to host courses run by external faculties renowned in this field when possible.Professional memberships
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation (ACPIVR)
Robert Williams International award by CSP for a research paper presented at World Confederation of Physiotherapy (WCPT) Congress at Amsterdam in June 2011.
1 in 3 people aged 40 years and 85% of people aged 80 years and above are suffering from vestibular balance problems ( Y Agrawal ).
Over 80% of people with vestibular disorders are reported to be experiencing impacts in their daily activities and seek medical help or sick leave ( Neuhauser HK)
Bronstein AM,et al found that due to dizziness
27% people change their job
21% gave up work
50% reduced efficiency at work
57% disruption in social life,
35% family difficulties
50% difficulties with travel
A UK based study found that Patients had to wait nearly two years (on average 90+ weeks, range - 14 to 202 weeks) for the diagnosis and treatment of their BPPV. (D. W. Fife, John Fitzgerald 2005)
Delayed diagnosis and treatment of BPPV will have negative impacts on both patients and their carers in terms of cost and quality of life Vestibular patients are not optimally managed in the Emergency Department. BPPV patients are unnecessarily tested with CT and MRI and treated with vestibular medications, which are not indicated (David E. Newman-Toker)
Frequent error occurs in the acute setting in differentiating central from peripheral causes of vertigo. Over 40% of initial ED diagnoses were later corrected; 6% of serious cases were revised as benign and 23% serious cases were revised as benign.
Peripheral vestibular diagnostic tests (Dix-Hallpike, Head Thrust Test etc.)for dizziness are scarcely used in the primary careReferences
Vestibular physiotherapy is effective to correctly diagnose and safely treat BPPV
Vestibular physiotherapy is safe and effective to treat vestibular hypofunction (labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis etc,)
Vestibular physiotherapy reduces dizziness, improves balance, reduces the risk of falling and improves balance confidence and activities of daily living.References