HYBRID Workshop
Vestibular Assessment & Management Certification

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D Richard E. Gans, PhDSteven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPTKim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT Joseph Sakumura, AuD Joseph Sakumura, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-ABrittany Fauble, AuD Brittany Fauble, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-AAlyssa Steinweis, AuD Alyssa Steinweis, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A
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$1,595.00 Course and Materials

Please note there is updated pricing for 2023.

2023 Calendar

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

Program Description

Vestibular Assessment and Management is AIB’s most comprehensive program, consisting of a complete look at the dizzy patient’s management both from a diagnostic and rehabilitation approach. Learn the full spectrum of care via evidence-based protocols and strategies designed to provide the clinician with the necessary tools to offer a more efficient and productive means of management for the chronic dizzy patient.

This combined 37-hour course consists of 12 hours of self-paced online content, followed by a three-day, 25- hour, live, hands-on course. 

After completing the online component, participants will have the option to attend the live, three-day hands-on clinical competency course. The live component consists of 2-days of Vestibular Assessment, focusing on the diagnostic test battery, followed by a one-day course focusing on bedside evaluation, Vestibular Rehabilitation protocols, and the evaluation and treatment of BPPV.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the specifics and respective applications of the VNG, VHIT, VEMP, and Rotary Chair.
  • Recognize the preferred examination administration and protocols of each test
  • Compare the relative practical value of each test within a diagnostic efficiency and predictive value format.
  • List the most effective and evidence-based management strategies based on test findings, including writing an accurate and concise Medical Report.
  • 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.

Target Audience

Audiologists, Physicians (MD, DO), Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners

*The American Institute of Balance proudly offers CEUs to both Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) for the completion of workshops. Currently, certification is only offered to Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Audiologists, and Physicians secondary to state and practice guidelines. 

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