The College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS) organized a seminar titled “Peripheral Vertigo Diagnosis and Treatment” held on January 6, 2018 at the PT Skills Laboratory, UST. The resource speaker was an alumnus of CRS Mr. Paul Christian Rivera, a specialist in geriatric physical therapy, who is currently affiliated with Suncrest Home Health working as Physical Therapist in the home health setting.
The seminar discussed the current and evidencebased assessment and treatment in patients with peripheral vertigo including the basic principles of the vestibular system and rehabilitation, non-standardized and standardized assessment mobilizing the semi-circular canals, and use of evidence-based assessment tools in diagnosing peripheral vertigo.
The speaker used several teaching methodologies to ensure learning
among participants like didactics, demonstration and return demonstration.
This seminar has enlightened the practicing physical therapists about the importance of assessing the vestibular system in any neurologic or geriatric conditions. It gave the participants practical ways of assessing and treating patients with vertigo.