Cervicogenic Dizziness

Can Vestibular Rehabilitation Improve Dizziness After A Concussion? – PT Blog, Mentoring and Consulting of Harrison Vaughan, DPT – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Can Vestibular Rehabilitation Improve Dizziness After A Concussion? – PT Blog, Mentoring and Consulting of Harrison Vaughan, DPT Reidar Lystad and colleagues in 2011 published a critical systematic review entitled, “Manual Therapy with and without Vestibular Rehabilitation for Cervicogenic Dizziness: A Systematic Review”.  I say it is critical because of the following conclusion, There is moderate evidence to support the use of manual therapy, in particular spinal mobilisation and manipulation, for cervicogenic dizziness. The evidence for combining manual therapy and…

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You need this to recover from peripheral vestibular deficits – PT Blog, Mentoring and Consulting of Harrison Vaughan, DPT – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

You need this to recover from peripheral vestibular deficits – PT Blog, Mentoring and Consulting of Harrison Vaughan, DPT When most physical therapists think of peripheral vestibular deficits, we typically think of isolation of a condition, such as BPPV.  This, at least since 1926, involves canalith repositioning testing via Dix-Hallpike manuever and treatment, since early 1980s, with Epley Manuever. A large and sometimes missing link is that individuals with unilateral peripheral vestibular deficits acutely constrain their head movements relative to…

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Can Vertigo and Dizziness come from Neck Muscles? – PT Blog, Mentoring and Consulting of Harrison Vaughan, DPT – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Can Vertigo and Dizziness come from Neck Muscles? – PT Blog, Mentoring and Consulting of Harrison Vaughan, DPT When a clinician thinks of dizziness from the neck, or Cervicogenic Dizziness or Cervicogenic Vertigo, typically the zygapophyseal joints come to mind as a proprioceptive and nocioceptive abnormal afferent input. In fact, most authors agree that the following order, C1-2, C2-3, C0-1 and C3-4, are the most often influenced in cervical symptoms following mTBI due to high influence of proprioceptive activity from…

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Deep Cervical Flexor Dysfunction with Cervicogenic Dizziness – PT Blog, Mentoring and Consulting of Harrison Vaughan, DPT – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Deep Cervical Flexor Dysfunction with Cervicogenic Dizziness – PT Blog, Mentoring and Consulting of Harrison Vaughan, DPT The deep cervical flexors (longus colli and longus capitis muscles) have received the greatest attention in the literature for addressing strength, endurance and motor control for cervical spine disorders. There are numerous studies showing deep cervical flexor training groups show a significant improvement in pain, disability and functional improvement for several subgroups of mechanical neck pain. One of these subgroups is with dizziness…

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