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Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Certification Workshop

$1,295.00 Course and Materials
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, COMTJoseph Sakumura, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A Joseph Sakumura, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-ABrittany Fauble, AuD Brittany Fauble, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-AAlyssa Steinweis, AuD Alyssa Steinweis, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A
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  • After attending AIB's 3 day Vestibular Rehabilitation course 3 years ago I knew I couldn't find a better institute to... read more

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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    Eric C.
    7/19/2017
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    Tiffany Q.
    6/16/2017
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    Tiffany Q.
    6/15/2017
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    Darrell M.
    6/08/2017
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    Hollie K.
    6/07/2017
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Program Description

Based on demand, we have combined our popular and highly regarded Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion Certification workshops. Now you can obtain dual certification for the cost of one. 

This 3-day (25.5 hour) course is primarily geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and/or concussion (m-TBI) patient. The workshop will present both assessment and rehabilitation protocols to manage identifiable vestibular and balance system disorders, including cortical and labyrinthine concussion. Evidence-based protocols will be presented, demonstrated, and practiced to ensure clinicians produce excellent outcomes. The workshop will include significant hands-on practice to increase skill competencies.  

Content Includes

  • An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology
  • Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium
  • Disorders affecting vestibular function
  • Cortical assessment
  • Vestibular evaluation
  • Cortical and labyrinthine concussion differentiation
  • Interactive concussion management strategies
  • Extensive training materials for therapy programs
  • 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
  • Putting it all together and case studies

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate vestibular test abnormalities that identify patients who are “appropriate” candidates for therapy.
  • Use diagnosis based strategies for designing and implementing therapy.
  • Apply specific therapy protocols within individualized programs for patients.
  • Initiate and implement a comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation program within their scope of practice.
  • Explain the pathophysiology of a concussion
  • Recognize who is most at risk of sustaining a concussion
  • Discuss the functional anatomy of the central nervous system and balance system
  • 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
  • Identify the need for removal from activity and evaluation:
    1. Demonstrated implementation of cortical, vestibular, and visual assessment techniques
    2. Integrate cortical and vestibular rehabilitation into a comprehensive concussion management program with longitudinal therapeutic outcome measures
    3. Describe and develop return-to-play decisions based on your therapeutic intervention.
    4. 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.

  • AIB Certification does not supersede an individual’s professional scope of practice as determined by their governing professional Association, Society or State License.
  • Please note: Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) does NOT approve Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA) for Certification for the Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion workshop, but PTA’s are eligible for Florida CEUs.