BPPV: Diagnosis & Treatment

Sat 25 Apr 2020 9:00 am - Sun 26 Apr 2020 5:00 pm
The London School of Osteopathy


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'Dizziness' is a common complaint encountered by health practitioners in their practice. One third of the population will have suffered from significant dizziness by the age of 65 and about half by the age of 80. Considering its prevalence, it remains a neglected topic amongst health professionals.

Dizziness has a variety of aetiologies. True vertigo indicates a problem with the peripheral or central vestibular system. Dizziness or light-headedness may be cardiovascular in origin or associated with infectious, metabolic, or autoimmune disease or with medications.

Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequent cause of dizziness. It can present with 6 different variations but given the correct diagnosis, physical treatment is very effective and immediate. A detailed history and thorough clinical assessment, in most cases will lead to a diagnosis and consequent resolution, either through appropriate treatment or referral to a specialist.

Learning Outcomes

  • Revise the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
  • Confidently recognise and diagnose all variants of BPPV
  • Differentiate central from peripheral vertigo and recognise 'red flags'
  • Outline history taking and assessment of the 'dizzy' patient
  • Interpret findings, formulate differential diagnoses and their consequent intervention
  • Competently apply repositioning manoeuvres to treat each variant of BPPV


Dr Rudi Gerhardt (Osteopath) is a graduate of Sports-Physiotherapy (Munich, 1984), Osteopathy (Belgium, IAO, 1999) and B.Sc. Anatomy (UNSW, 2002). He has more than 20 years of lecturing and tutoring experience including Anatomy (UNSW), Neuroanatomy & Clinical Reasoning (UWS), and Neuroscience, Histology, Embryology and Osteopathy skills (SCU) as well as extensive CPD and at conference presentations. Rudi’s special interest is in the field of neuroscience, especially the vestibular and balance system, where he has devoted hundreds of hours study, and has obtained a ‘Certificate of Vestibular Rehabilitation’.

Course Details

BPPV: Diagnosis & Treatment is a 2-day workshop open to Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors which includes theoretical and practical components.

The course will run from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday and Sunday and places are limited to 24 attendees. Morning and afternoon tea are provided. E-notes will be made available for you to print if you require as well as an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 12 hours CPD.