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Concussion Management Certification Workshop

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D Richard E. Gans, PhDKim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMTJoseph Sakumura, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A 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, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-ABrittany Fauble, AuD Brittany Fauble, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A
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$895.00 Course and Materials
  • After attending AIB's 3 day Vestibular Rehabilitation course 3 years ago I knew I couldn't find a better institute to... read more

    Kayla R. Avatar
    Kayla R.
    2/23/2020
  • Attending Vestibular Assessment and Management. Listening to Dr. Joe Sakumura this morning. Fascinating topic!

    Renee R. Avatar
    Renee R.
    12/09/2019
  • Getting ready for the 3rd and final day of Vestibular and Concussion certification course. My expectations have been far... read more

    Daniel B. Avatar
    Daniel B.
    11/22/2019
  • They are amazing! There method of teaching is great. You will get personal attention with all your questions answered unlimited... read more

    Deepali L. Avatar
    Deepali L.
    7/14/2019
  • Highly Recommend this course. The instructors are awesome!!!

    Dharrian J. Avatar
    Dharrian J.
    7/14/2019
  • I literally just finished the advanced vestibular and the vestibular/concussion workshops back to back— it’s been a busy couple weeks!... read more

    Rosanna M. Avatar
    Rosanna M.
    6/29/2018
  • Loved coming to the vestibular rehab certification course for my second time! The presentation has changed and I observed much... read more

    Moriah H. Avatar
    Moriah H.
    4/13/2018
  • I took the vestibular rehab course this past weekend and learned so much! Since being back in the clinic I... read more

    Molly S. Avatar
    Molly S.
    4/11/2018
  • I took the vestibular rehab course this past weekend and learned so much! Since being back in the clinic I... read more

    Molly P. Avatar
    Molly P.
    4/11/2018
  • I had the opportunity to attend a Vestibular Rehab Certification course offered by AIB in the Pittsburgh area and was... read more

    Cory S. Avatar
    Cory S.
    4/08/2018
  • The Vestibular Rehab certification is one of the best courses I have ever taken. Instructors are excellent! Course organization and... read more

    Laurie C. Avatar
    Laurie C.
    4/08/2018
  • It's absolutely fantastic course. This is my second time attending. They piloted a joint Vestibular and Concussion Certification course which... read more

    Rowena D. Avatar
    Rowena D.
    11/09/2017
  • Great professionals and clinicians with a passion for research, education and treating vestibular clients.

    Eric C. Avatar
    Eric C.
    7/19/2017
  • After just the first day I learned so much that I know I will be able to apply to my... read more

    Tiffany Q. Avatar
    Tiffany Q.
    6/16/2017
  • After just the first day I learned so much that I know I will be able to apply to my... read more

    Tiffany Q. Avatar
    Tiffany Q.
    6/15/2017
  • I have learned a great deal of important diagnostic and data analysis that will tailor my treatment protocols to each... read more

    Darrell M. Avatar
    Darrell M.
    6/08/2017
  • I am a PT and took the 3 day vestibular course in Clearwater in May. It was the best vestibular... read more

    Hollie K. Avatar
    Hollie K.
    6/07/2017
  • You know, I was talking to someone tonight who has vertigo, and it, of course, got me remembering and talking... read more

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    Edi W.
    6/01/2016

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.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the functional anatomy of the central nervous and balance system and how they relate to the pathophysiology of a concussion
  • Recognize the differences between the cortical recovery process and central vestibular compensation
  • Name the different symptoms between a cortical v. labyrinthine concussion
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, second impact syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy and their impact on recovery
  • Demonstrated implementation of cortical, vestibular, and visual assessment techniques
  • Integrate cortical and vestibular rehabilitation into a comprehensive concussion management program with longitudinal therapeutic outcome measures
  • Describe and develop return-to-play, return-to-learn, and return-to-work decisions based on your therapeutic intervention
  • Implement a comprehensive concussion program

Target Audience

Physical Therapist, PTA, Occupational Therapist, COTA, Audiologist, Medical Doctors (MD, DO), Athletic Trainers. 

Curriculum development is in collaboration with leading authorities in basic science, medicine, human dynamics, and rehabilitation. All content is consistent with the American Academy of Neurology (2013) Guidelines and the Centers for Disease Control.

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