HYBRID Workshop Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Certification

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D Richard E. Gans, PhDKim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMTTim Rylander, PT, EdD, MPT, OCS, CBIS, CSMT Tim Rylander, PT, EdD, MPT, OCS, CBIS, CSMT Joseph Sakumura, AuD Joseph Sakumura, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-ASteven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPTAlyssa Steinweis, AuD Alyssa Steinweis, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A
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$1,049.00 Course and Materials

Please note there is updated pricing for 2023.

2023 Calendar

Self-paced Online Learning &
One-Day LIVE Hands-On Course

• Feb – Largo, FL
• Mar – Largo, FL
• Apr – University Park, IL
• Apr – Largo, FL
• Apr – Charlotte, NC
• May – Anaheim, CA
• May – Largo, FL
• May – Boston, MA
• June – Kansas City, MO
• June – Largo, FL
• June – Garden City, NY
• July – Cincinnati, OH
• July – Largo, FL
• Aug – Denver, CO
• Aug – Seattle, WA
• Sept – Largo, FL
• Sept – Chester, PA
• Oct – Cherry Hill, NJ
• Oct – Largo, FL
• Oct – Dallas, TX
• Nov – Mesa, AZ
• Nov – Largo, FL
• Dec – Largo, FL



The  American Institute of Balance is excited to announce the Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion Management 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 and Concussion 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 pace without the demand of attending a pre-determined, scheduled workshop. This combined 30-hour course consists of 21 hours of self-paced online content, followed by a one-day, 9.0 hour live, hands-on 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 a written exam for the online component, and a competency-based exam for the one-day live component.

Course Description

This 30 -hour course is geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the Vestibular and Concussion (m-TBI) patient. This workshop is comprised of the Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop and a comprehensive Concussion Management module, consisting of evaluation and management tools for sports and non-sports related m-TBI. Evidence-based protocols will be presented, demonstrated, and practiced throughout both the online and live components of the course to ensure clinicians produce excellent outcomes. 

Content Overview

  • An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology
  • Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium
  • Disorders affecting vestibular function
  • Neurophysiology of central compensation
  • VRT protocols: adaptation, habituation, and substitution for patient-centered therapy
  • Psychogenic factors affecting VRT outcomes
  • BPPV diagnosis & treatment – Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers (CRM) with manual training
  • Evaluation and management of Vestibular Disorders, including BPPV
  • Cortical and labyrinthine concussion differentiation
  • Evaluation and management of Cortical Concussion (m-TBI), including vestibular, ocular, cervical, anxiety/mood, post-traumatic migraine, and cognitive/fatigue trajectories.
  • Interactive concussion management strategies
  • Extensive training materials for therapy programs

Learning Objectives

  • Describe peripheral and central vestibular anatomy and physiology
  • Discuss the functional anatomy of the central nervous system and balance system
  • 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.
  • Integrate cortical and vestibular rehabilitation into a comprehensive management program with longitudinal therapeutic outcome measures
  • 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.
  • Explain the pathophysiology of a cortical concussion and labyrinthine Concussion
  • Recognize who is most at risk of sustaining a concussion
  • Recognize the differences between the cortical recovery process and central vestibular compensation
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, second impact syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Identify the need for removal from activity and evaluation
  • Describe the classification of injury and clinical trajectories associated with Concussion (m-TBI)
  • Describe and develop management strategies around the seven clinical trajectories of Concussion (m-TBI)
  • Describe and develop return-to-play, learn, and work decisions based on your therapeutic intervention.

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Audiologists
  • Physicians (MD, DO)
  • Athletic Trainers
*AIB Certification does not supersede an individual’s professional scope of practice as determined by their governing professional Association, Society or State License.


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