13-14 July' 24 - Cervicogenic Dizziness and Vestibular Rehabilitation (CDVR) | AECC University College

Course - CPD

Cervicogenic Dizziness and Vestibular Rehabilitation (CDVR)


The course covers the essentials of clinical vestibular assessment and treatment. A strong emphasis is placed on differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning and treatment selection.

Richard O'Hara
Course Title 13-14 July’ 24 – Cervicogenic Dizziness and Vestibular Rehabilitation (CDVR)
Qualification CPD
Accreditation European Academy of Chiropractic
Duration 13 CPD Hours
Institution Code A65
Start Date 13-14 July 2024
Location Parkwood Campus, Bournemouth, Dorset


This course is accredited for 13 CPD Hours by the European Academy of Chiropractic.

Registration Saturday: 08:45
Saturday: 09:00-16:30
Sunday: 09:00-16:30

We want to reduce our impact on the environment by limiting the amount of paper we are using for our CPD courses. Course notes: Not provided in hard copy. You will be notified by email to access notes via Dropbox or similar (this is free to access and you will not need to set up a Dropbox account).

Course Details

The cervical spine can cause symptoms of unsteadiness and imbalance. This two day course provides a scientific rationale for the existence of cervicogenic dizziness. Its diagnosis is one of exclusion. Differentiation between vestibular, central neurological and musculoskeletal causes of dizziness is highly important when assessing and treating cervicogenic dizziness. This intense two day course covers the essentials of clinical vestibular assessment and treatment. A strong emphasis is placed on differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning and treatment selection. Delegates will be taught to identify signs and symptoms that indicate central/sinister pathology. The rehabilitation techniques included in the course have a strong evidence base. The techniques are not confined to cervicogenic dizziness. The course provides a scientific rationale for the existence and treatment of dizziness arising from the neck.

The course is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors with no experience of dizzy patients or those wishing to consolidate existing skills.


08:45-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:30 Vestibular anatomy and physiology

09:30-10:30 Clinical assessment of VOR

10:30 –10:45 Coffee

10:45-11:45 Vestibular pathologies

11:45-12:30 Nystagmus

12:30-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:15 Vestibular subjective examination

13:15-13:45 Clinical oculomotor examination

13:45-14:15 Gait and balance examination

14:15-14:30 Brainstem stroke/VBI

14:30-15:15 BPPV theory and demonstration (anterior and posterior canal)

15:15-15:30 Coffee

15:30-16:30 BPPV Practical (anterior and posterior canal)


09:00-10:00 BPPV Practical (anterior and posterior canal)

10:00-10:15 BPPV Theory (Horizontal canal)

10:15-10:30 Coffee

10:30-10:45 BPPV Practical (Horizontal canal)

10:45-12:30 Vestibular rehabilitation techniques

12:30-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Case studies/clinical reasoning/practical

14:00-14:45 Cervicogenic dizziness

14:45-15:00 Coffee

15:00-15:30 Neck position related vertigo exercise

15:30-finish Questions, patient clinical examination, practical

Richard O’Hara is a Chartered Physiotherapist currently practising vestibular rehabilitation. He has gained certification from Susan Herdmann’s world renowned intensive competency based course in Atlanta as well as certification in cervicogenic dizziness from Rob Landel in Los Angeles. He has spent time in clinic with audiological physicians treating dizziness and is the clinical lead for vestibular rehabilitation in the Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust. He works closely with ENT consultants accepting referrals from them and GPs. He also runs a private clinic accepting self referrals from dizzy patients.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For more information contact the CPD team at cpd@aecc.ac.uk.

Will lunch & refreshments be provided?

A light lunch & refreshment breaks will be provided.

What if I have a Dietary requirement?

Our catering team cater for the standard 14 food allergens. You will be asked to select any of these allergens that might be applicable when booking online.

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