Self-paced Online Learning &
One-Day LIVE Hands-On Course
The American Institute of Balance is excited to announce the Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification workshop is now available in a hybrid model, consisting of combined online and live components! It is the same content as the well-respected AIB live, 3-day Vestibular Rehabilitation Certiﬁcation Workshop, with less travel and time away from home and work required! This new platform allows the clinician the flexibility to complete the online portion of the course at a self-pace without the demand of attending a pre-determined, scheduled workshop. This combined 19.5-hour course consists of 12.0 hours of self-paced online content, followed by a one-day, 7.5-hour live course.
After completion of the online component, participants have the option to attend the one-day hands-on clinical competency course. This will be conducted in 11 major US cities as the final component for certification. To ensure a complete, comprehensive learning experience, we encourage participants to attend the one-day, live, hands-on course AFTER completion of the online course.
Certification is earned once participants have completed BOTH the online and live portions and have passed BOTH the written exam for the online component, and the competency-based exam during the one-day live component.
This combined 19.5 hour, competency-based course will be the foundation for the learner as a Certified Vestibular Specialist. The course will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and vestibular hypo-function, including assessment and rehabilitation. Canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRM) and vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) protocols are included as part of the comprehensive management plan for identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout both the online and live components of the course.
- An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology
- Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium
- Disorders affecting vestibular function
- Evaluation and Management of Vestibular Disorders, including BPPV
- BPPV diagnosis & treatment – Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers with manual training
- Evaluation and Management of Cervicogenic Dizziness
- Neurophysiology of Central Compensation
- VRT protocols: adaptation, habituation, and substitution for patient-centered therapy
- Comprehensive training materials for therapy programs
- Psychogenic factors affecting VRT outcomes
- Describe peripheral and central vestibular anatomy and physiology
- Explain the concept of central compensation and those factors affecting it
- Name the most common otologic and non-otologic conditions which may cause dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance
- Demonstrate the most sensitive bedside/clinical evaluation protocols which identify candidates for treatment and proper triage and management
- Differentiate vestibular test abnormalities that identify patients who are “appropriate” candidates for therapy.
- Use diagnosis based strategies for designing and implementing a comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation program.
- Apply specific therapy protocols within individualized programs for patients.
- Select and perform the appropriate Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers for all forms of BPPV.
- Describe the relationship of the cervical spine in the management of the “dizzy” patient.
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physicians (MD, DO)
- Athletic Trainers