This textbook provides a practical and systematic approach to the patient with balance disorders. It emphasizes an understanding of how the overall balance system functions to aid in effective evaluation and treatment and provides reliable tools for guiding therapy even when the exact diagnosis may be elusive. It covers a range of topics which include: a practical presentation of the basics of vestibular system function, the use of clinical information in diagnosis and treatment planning, rehabilitation of the dizzy patient and surgical patient selection.
Table of Contents
Basic Anatomy and Physiology Review. Functional Physiology and Compensatory Mechanisms. The Neurotologic History and Physical Examination. Electronystagmography Evaluation. Ocular-Motor Evaluation. Rotational Chair Testing. Postural Control Evaluation. Integrated Management Evaluation of the Balance Disorder Patient. Vestibular Rehabilitation Programs. Medical Therapy for the Balance Disorder Patient. Surgical Management of the Balance Disorder Patient. References. Index.