AIB’s 2-year certification is included in the price of the tuition.
To certify with AIB, you must possess an earned degree in audiology, medicine, physical or occupational therapy from an accredited university. Assistants may attend, however, certification is reserved for individuals with an earned degree in the specialties listed above.
At the conclusion of the workshop, you will be given a take an online examination. The manual portion of the CRM practice that will be performed during the workshop while at AIB.
Approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure. 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.
This workshop is approved for 37 credit hours. (This will vary depending on your state guidelines)
The American Institute of Balance is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 3.7 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.
**Please note, faculty will vary dependent on location and date of the workshop.
***The student-faculty ratio at the American Institute of Balance is no greater than 16:1
*Please note, faculty will vary dependent on location and date of the workshop.
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.
- 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.
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.