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Author Plishka, Charles M., 1966- author

Title A clinician's guide to balance and dizziness : evaluation and treatment / Charles M. Plishka, PT, DPT, Owner, Posture & Balance Concepts, LLC, Prairieville, Louisiana, Member, American Physical Therapy Association, International Liaison, Vestibular Special Interest Group, APTA, Mentoring Sub-Committee, Neurology Section, APTA, Alexandria, Virginia, Member, Bárány Society, Uppsala, Sweden
Published Thorofare, NJ : SLACK Incorporated, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 372 pages) : illustrations
Contents Balance systems -- History -- Equipment -- Vestibular examination and intervention -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo -- The vision (oculomotor) system -- Musculoskeletal and somatosensory systems -- Central processing, memory, and cognition -- Evidence-based practice -- Medications -- Balance interventions -- Plan of care and examples of documentation -- Case study examples -- Quick reference
Summary "With an increasing number of referrals to treat balance impairment, gait disorders, and dizziness, A Clinician's Guide to Balance and Dizziness: Evaluation and Treatment by Dr. Charles M. Plishka looks to address these issues and provides tests, measures, and interventions that are matched to research studies when available, for evidence-based practice. It begins with a review of the anatomy and physiology of the systems used to balance. With a basic understanding of how we balance, the signs and symptoms of patients will be understood with much greater ease. A Clinician's Guide to Balance and Dizziness enables the reader to perform a complete and thorough evaluation and helps to provide treatment options for identified deficits that place the patient at risk for falls. Along with numerous diagrams and photos, this text comes with access to a web site containing video clips that demonstrate key evaluation and treatment techniques. The result will be a better evaluation, treatment plan, and outcome. A Clinician's Guide to Balance and Dizziness: Evaluation and Treatment is an easy-to-use reference perfect for professionals who assess and treat balance impairments and dizziness. While it is an instructional text for physical therapy students and clinicians, it is also a great reference for established physicians, vestibular and balance therapy specialists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, audiologists, and athletic trainers"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Equilibrium (Physiology)
Vestibular apparatus -- Diseases.
Sensory disorders.
Musculoskeletal system -- Diseases.
Dizziness -- diagnosis
Sensation Disorders
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Dizziness -- therapy
Postural Balance -- physiology
Vestibular Diseases
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Equilibrium (Physiology)
Musculoskeletal system -- Diseases
Sensory disorders
Vestibular apparatus -- Diseases
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781630912079