This special panel presentation features three leaders in the space:
Tara Denham, supervisor of vestibular physical therapy, is a leading expert in the field of vestibular therapy and founder of the Vestibular Physical Therapy Center at Rusk. As an American Physical Therapy Association certified vestibular clinician, she lectures extensively to a wide range of audiences.
Eva Mihovich has served as a Senior Psychologist at Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Health Centers for over 20 years, and is a clinical instructor at the NYU School of Medicine. She currently coordinates Psychological Services at the Vestibular Rehabilitation Department at Rusk Rehabilitation. Her Ph.D. is from New York University.
Dr. Jennifer Fay is a board-certified clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is a clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the NYU School of Medicine.
Artmis Youssefnia is Senior Level II in the vestibular therapy department at Rusk Institute: NYU Langone Health System. She has over 20 years of experience working with patients with pulmonary disease and vestibular dysfunction and does extensive community outreach/education. She also is adjunct professor for Cardiovascular Pulmonary Examination at NYU Physical Therapy school.
This is the first of a two-part series. In this episode, the panel covers:
why terms previously used were abandoned and how the classification 3PD represents an improvement over them; core symptoms of 3PD; kinds of health professionals involved in making an accurate differential diagnosis; specific clinical tests to detect the presence of 3PD; how well patients perform in describing their symptoms in constructive ways that aid in arriving at a correct diagnosis; what is known about the exact etiology of 3PD from the standpoint of any common initial events that might precede its development; whether 3PD can co-exist with other kinds of dizziness problems; if onset of 3PD associated in any way with certain demographic factors; and episodes that can trigger the onset of 3PD, such as a panic attack or generalized anxiety disorders