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SWD Webinar
Tuesday, March 09, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: Districts

Title: "An Update on BPPV - Spinning Isn't for Everyone!" presented by Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

Description: The continuing education series for 2021 will start off with "Spinning isn’t for everyone!" from 7-8 pm. Come learn some new techniques to manage persons with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Dr. Whitney will share some of the standard plus newer techniques that might help you to manage persons with BPPV. She will also share some “clinical pearls” that may improve your management of persons living with BPPV.


  • Recognize the typical signs and symptoms of BPPV to differentially diagnose BPPV
  • Recognize and know where to find the BPPV clinical practice guidelines in the literature
  • Understand the value of the Dix Hallpike and roll test maneuvers in making the diagnosis of BPPV
  • Recognize the value of the providing the canalith repositioning maneuver in persons with BPPV

More About the Speaker:
Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, in the Department of Otolaryngology and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Whitney is supported by the Department of Defense to develop technology for persons with vestibular disorders and to study exercise dosage. Dr. Whitney has authored or coauthored over 160 articles on Medline and is currently engaged in research related to concussion and persons with balance and vestibular disorders. She is a past Vice President and past President of the Academy of Neurologic PT in the USA and is currently the Vice President of the International Neurologic PT subgroup of World Physiotherapy.

Approved for 1 Evaluative contact hour