Certification Workshops & Training Programs

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D [bio]
    $895.00

    Program Description

    This 19.5 hour, competency-based, workshop will be the foundation to 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), including the evaluation component and subsequent rehabilitation following BPPV. Rehabilitation protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion will be addressed. Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.

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  • Vestibular Rehabilitation II: A Competency-Based Advanced Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D [bio]
    $975.00

    Program Description

    Vestibular Rehabilitation II is a 16 hour, competency-based workshop geared towards advanced diagnosis and management of a complex spectrum of vestibular and balance disorders as well as concomitant comorbidities. This course may only be taken after Vestibular Rehabilitation I has been completed and the examination passed. This course will delve deeper into vestibular dysfunction, psychological components, comorbidity management as it pertains to vestibular dysfunction, and advanced rehabilitation techniques. A brief introduction to technology related to vestibular assessment and rehabilitation will also be a component of this course in order to provide insight on the continuum of care for the dizzy and balance disordered patient. Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in advanced vestibular rehabilitation.

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  • Post-Concussion Management Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA [bio]
    $895.00

    Program Description

    This  19.5 hour comprehensive, competency-based, workshop will provide attendees with a thorough overview of all aspects of concussion identification, assessment, and rehabilitation intervention that focuses on the six types of concussion trajectories (vestibular, ocular, mood and anxiety, post-traumatic migraine, chronic/fatigue, and cervical) incorporating hands-on lab activities. Following a concussion (mTBI), the implications on cognitive function, school performance, and mental state can be detrimental to any individual, interfering with school, work, and daily activities. The course will address anatomy & physiology of the brain, acute and sub-acute assessment techniques and tools, standard of care rehabilitation interventions, the role of exercise post-concussion, concerns related to mental health, and return to work, school and sport strategies.  An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

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  • Sport Concussion Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA [bio]
    $895.00

    Program Description

    This is the most comprehensive 19.5 hour workshop on the topic of sport-related concussion (SRC).  The course will describe the concussion continuum and present a team-based approach to evaluation and treatment.  The culture of sport and its impact on concussion will be discussed, including consideration of approaches to prevention, rule changes that have been enacted, and ethical and legal awareness particularly as it relates to return to play decisions.  Hands-on components will include assessment techniques inclusive for the six types of concussion trajectories (vestibular, ocular, mood and anxiety, post-traumatic migraine, chronic/fatigue, and cervical). A detailed “return to play” and “return to learn” approach will be reviewed, and important short and long-term mental health related symptoms will be addressed. Current International standards of care and challenges associated with the administration of a concussion program will be highlighted.  An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

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  • Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D [bio]
    $1,295.00

    Program Description

    This 3-day (25.5 hour) introductory course primarily geared for the novice clinician and those who are new to the management of concussion and/or vestibular rehabilitation. The workshop will present rehabilitation and therapy protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion. Evidence based protocols will be presented, demonstrated and practiced to ensuring therapists and clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.

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  • Vestibular Assessment & Management Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D [bio]
    $1,695.00

    Program Description

    This 5-day, 32.5  competency based, workshop is AIB's most comprehensive program.  Learn the full spectrum of care of vestibular diagnostic and treatment management of the dizzy patient. Includes assessment, diagnostic testing, rehabilitation techniques and treatment.

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  • Vestibular Assessment: VNG, VEMP & VHIT Protocols and Practice

    Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D [bio]
    $795.00

    Program Description

    This 2-day (16 hour)  workshop will provide attendees with an in depth look at three of the most powerful clinical vestibular assessment tools used today. VNG remains the most utilized and available vestibular function test and will be explored in depth as it relates to building a time and cost-effective clinical protocol. In today’s challenging reimbursement environment, this is critical to ensure ongoing viability of services. The AIB faculty will share their evidence-based protocols and strategies, developed over two decades with a 100,000+ patient data.

     

     

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  • Bringing Balance Back: The Seven Rules of a Successful Balance Practice

    Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D [bio]
    $595.00

    Program Description

    This one and a half-day, interactive workshop will provide attendees with a rare in-depth look into the 7 rules of a successful balance practice. This is a not to be missed opportunity to learn from one of the world leaders in this specialty.

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  • Pediatric Vestibular Assessment & (Re)habilitation Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D [bio]
    $1,495.00

    Program Description

    The Pediatric Vestibular (Re)habilitation Certification Workshop is the most comprehensive course of its kind that focuses on vestibular disorders specific to the younger population of patients.  Delivered in a total of 32 contact hours, all aspects of the assessment, triage, and intervention of vestibular conditions will be thoroughly covered. Taught by an interdisciplinary healthcare team, the approach will highlight the importance of an evidence-based holistic framework of patient-centered care.  Hands-on lab will reinforce correct techniques during a lively interactive yet intense 4 days. Following completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be recognized as being certified in pediatric vestibular assessment & rehabilitation.

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  • Chiropractic Sports Concussion Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA [bio]
    $895.00

    Program Description

    This comprehensive 2-day (16 hour) course focuses on the assessment and management of a sport-related concussion for the scope of the practicing chiropractor.  Topics include anatomy & physiology of the brain, symptomatic grading criteria, assessment tools, International standards of care, prevention strategies such as vision training and cervical muscle strengthening, acute on-field assessment, rehabilitation interventions including vestibular and oculomotor, post-concussion mental health considerations, and strategies for return to learn, return to work, and return to school.  An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

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  • Chiropractic Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D [bio]
    $895.00

    Program Description

    This comprehensive 2-day (16 hour) course provides an evidence-based approach to the assessment and management of vestibular disorders for the practicing chiropractor.  Topics include relevant anatomy of the ear, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibulo-ocular and vestibulo-spinal reflex disorders, postural stability assessment and intervention techniques, commonly used rehabilitation protocols, and other balance related concerns. An online examination will follow to complete the certification process.

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  • Concussion & Cannabis: Is there a place?

    Course Director: Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA [bio]
    $149.00

    Program Description

    This one-day course, the first and only of its kind, will introduce the healthcare provider to the trending discussion of the possible role of cannabis with post-concussion symptoms. The curriculum will define a concussion and identify the most common signs and symptoms exhibited by patients who have sustained a concussion.  The curriculum will also review the history of cannabis worldwide from the 2700 B.C. days to the current status of medical and recreational legalization.  Common terminology of various forms of cannabis will be discussed, and the benefits and risks associated with THC and CBD will be explored. Topics such as dosage, access, scope of practice, current research, and future challenges will be addressed.

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  • Pain Management Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT. [bio]
    $795.00

    Program Description

    This 16-hour, competency-based workshop will go in-depth on research-based pain mechanisms and theories as it relates to all stages of pain management. Topics will include appropriate screening tools and subjective evaluation standards. Following subjective interview, the participant will delve deeper into the objective component of their examination with hands-on practice for performance of pain-related objective exams. Following those two pieces, clinical decision-making breakouts will be paramount to their practice in allowing for decreased heuristic errors. Evidence-based treatment approaches will not only be discussed, but will be performed in multiple breakout sessions to allow for improved competency in pain management. An online examination will follow the course and the participant will have 30 days to complete a Pain Management Patient Profile (PMPP) and submit to the course director for grading. Following a passing score on the online examination and PMPP, the participant will be Certified in Pain Management.

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  • Vestibular Assessment & Rehabilitation Audiology Educator Certification

    Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D [bio]
    $795.00

    Program Description

    This 2-day (16 hour) workshop is intended to provide Audiology faculty members a template for teaching vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. The content will provide attendees with an overview of the most powerful clinical vestibular assessment tools used today and how to manage and objectively measure student learning outcomes in a classroom and practical setting. Common mistakes made by students and methods for facilitating skill acquisition will be emphasized. Additionally, it will expand upon introductory coursework for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to rehabilitation including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT). Evidence-based integration into management principles will be disseminated throughout with practical application during the workshop.

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  • DPT Students- Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop

    Course Director: Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA [bio]
    $25.00

    Program Description

    This is a 6-hour, evidence-based, workshop designed to assist doctoral physical therapy students gain a levels of competence and confidence in the area of vestibular rehabilitation.  The course will include introductory content for vestibular dysfunction as it relates to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), including the evaluation component and subsequent rehabilitation following BPPV. Rehabilitation protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders will be addressed.

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  • DPT Students-Concussion Workshop

    Course Director: Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA [bio]

    Program Description

    This  is a 6-hour competency-based, workshop that  will provide doctoral physical therapy students with a thorough overview of the most currently accepted assessment and management aspects of sport concussion. Introduction to the six types of concussion trajectories (vestibular, ocular, mood and anxiety, post-traumatic migraine, chronic/fatigue, and cervical) will incorporate hands-on lab activities. The course will also discuss prevention strategies, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), return to play and return to school guidelines.

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  • Management of Concussion for Nurses Certification Workshop

    Course Director: Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA [bio]
    $395.00

    Program Description

    This comprehensive 1-day (5 hour) course focuses on the management of a sport-related concussion for the scope of the practicing nurse.  Topics include an overview of a “concussion team approach” focusing on the role of the nurse, anatomy & physiology of the brain, currently used symptomatic grading criteria, acute assessment tools for triage decision-making, International standards of care.  This course will place a heavy emphasis on “return to learn” and “return to sport” strategies including, but not limited to, necessary classroom accommodations, education and communication tools for teachers and coaches, and the critical role that the nurse plays in a school setting.

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  • BPPV in a Day!

    Course Director: Joseph Sakumura, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A [bio]
    $395.00

    Program Description

    This one day 7 hour course will provide participants with conceptual and procedural knowledge necessary to evaluate and manage benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in a broad spectrum of patients. Participants will have the benefit of practical demonstration and designated lab breakouts. This course will have a strong focus in hands-on learning opportunities in a professionally collaborative environment. Participants will develop and refine skill sets needed for evaluation and treatment of BPPV all in one day!

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  • Entrepreneurial Opportunities for the PTA and COTA

    Course Director: Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA [bio]

    Program Description

    This innovative 1 1/2 day workshop has been tailor-designed to empower the PTA and COTA by learning how to utilize existing skills, ideas and passion toward greater heights! Do you want to become more of an entrepreneur? If so, learn how to self-assess your personality characteristics to become more closely aligned with the behaviors of successful business leaders.  This course will walk you through the process generating a business plan that includes a vision, projected expenses and revenue, marketing tactics, and much more. Business structure, tax knowledge, any many other key components will be introduced. Workshop participants will collaborate with each other and get energized from the unlimited future potential. Whether you want to launch your own business or simply set up a small consulting opportunity as a side job, this course is a do not miss!

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