New GEN-C Module Released

New GEN-C Module Released

New GEN-C Module Released

Our next module has just been added to GEN-C titled Dizziness Differential Diagnosis – Clues From the Patient History and Exam, presented by Dr Carlo Rinaudo Chiropractor – Neuro-Rehabilitation PhD BMedSci(Hons) MChiro ICSSD DACNB.

Dizziness, poor balance and vertigo are very common symptoms that present to a chiropractor’s office. Their causes can be varied and often difficult to identify, ranging the from cervical spine, inner ear, brain as well as anxiety and medication. Imaging and traditional chiropractic examination is often insufficient in helping define the aetiology. The ability for a chiropractor to be able to differentially diagnose and then most appropriately manage or refer is critical for best patient outcomes.

Fortunately, a working diagnosis can be easily and competently sourced from the patient’s history and bedside examination. An evidence-based and best-practice recommended approach will be presented in this hands-on practical module.

A neurophysiological approach will be discussed, allowing the practitioner to narrow the differentials based on an understanding of some basic neuroanatomy and physiology. A bedside examination will be demonstrated to differentiate dizziness originating from the cervical spine, inner ear (peripheral vestibular system), oculomotor systems as well as an acute cerebrovascular incident. This will include a series of tests referred to as Head-Impulse-Nystagmus-Test-of-Skew (HINTS) which is able to predict a stroke with 100% sensitivity and 96% specificity in patients with acute vertigo and at least one vascular risk factor.
Identifying the cause(s) of dizziness can be complex and time consuming. This module serves to help the chiropractor through the process.

Given the noted potential complexities of managing the patient with dizziness, this is a very clinically relevant and important module that we encourage you to undertake. 

You can learn more about accessing the GEN-C online learning platform here and we hope you enjoy our latest module.

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As the peak national organisation & recognised voice for allied health professions in Australia, (AHPA) has an important strategic leadership role & is the body that the Federal Government & other national organisations turn to when they seek a collective view of allied health. As of November 30th 2021, CA has officially been inducted as a valued member of AHPA, joining the 23 other allied health peak bodies that comprise the AHPA membership. This is a significant development for CA & our members & we remain committed to driving the chiropractic profession forward.
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A graduate of the CQU in Brisbane, Dr Joshua Steen completed his Bachelor of Chiropractic and Masters of Clinical Chiropractic in 2019. Over the past few years of clinical practice in Brisbane, Joshua has developed a strong interest in human movement which has contributed to his passion for incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach to treating patient’s injuries. Joshua uses a range of therapies and is passionate about continuing his professional development to constantly enhance his techniques and practice for the benefit of his patients.

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