The third edition of Balance Function Assessment and Management, the leading textbook on the subject, continues to comprehensively address the assessment and treatment of balance system impairments through contributions from top experts in the areas of dizziness and vertigo. Designed for use in graduate audiology programs and by practicing audiologists, this is also a valuable text for those in the fields of physical therapy, otolaryngology, and neurology.
New to the Third Edition
Reorganized with the expertise of four additional Editors: Kamran Barin, PhD, Robert F. Burkard, PhD, Kristen Janky, AuD, PhD, and Devin L. McCaslin, PhD
Three new chapters:
An Historical Perspective of the Perception of Vertigo, Dizziness, and Vestibular Medicine (Zalewski)
Vestibular Balance Therapy for Children (Christy)
Challenging Cases (Shepard)
All existing chapters have been revised and updated
An effort has been made to make the text more concise
Three new helpful appendices:
Appendix I covers the pathophysiology behind dizziness. The authors provide a list of disorders that cause symptoms of dizziness and balance disorders going from common peripheral disorders to rare central disorders. For each of the disorders a vignette is included that provides the symptoms, test findings, treatments, prognosis, and site-of-lesion.
Appendix II deals with the development of codes that are used for billing services. The discussion includes the movement in the United States for changing to Alternative Payment Models; reimbursement based on quality of care and away from fee-for-service billing.
Appendix III provides an overview of interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP) and how the hope is that IPE will lead to IPP.
Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.