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Assessment Approach for Cervicogenic Dizziness

presented by Mary Derrick-Manis, PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS, FAAOMPT

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Financial: Mary receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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The presentation of dizziness is complex, with multiple body systems being able to cause the symptoms. As clinicians, we need to be able to systematically screen multiple body systems to determine their potential influence on dizziness. This module will introduce a patient case that will serve as an overview of the elements that should be included as part of a comprehensive assessment for cervicogenic dizziness.

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Mary Derrick-Manis, PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Mary Derrick-Manis is an assistant professor (clinical) in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she teaches Tests and Measures as well as Musculoskeletal Management. She is also a PhD candidate studying the acquisition of pain beliefs in health providers, is a…

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1. Cervicogenic Dizziness

Cervicogenic dizziness (CGD) is a diagnosis of exclusion, involving multiple body systems that must first be ruled out before treatment begins. For this course, a demonstration of a patient experiencing neck pain and dizziness will be presented. This high-level overview of evaluating patients with CGD is presented to help providers make the best decisions about patient care.

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