Coming October 2020
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HYBRID Workshop
Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Certification

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D Richard E. Gans, PhDKim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMTTim Rylander Tim Rylander, PT, EdD, MPT, OCS, CBIS, CSMTJoseph 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, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A
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$995.00 Course and Materials

Same Great Workshop. 
Same Great Content. 
New Hybrid Format!

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

• Cherry Hill, NJ
• Chester, PA
• Chicago, IL
• Cincinnati, OH
• Dallas, TX
• Kansas City, MO
• Las Vegas, NV 
• Los Angeles, CA
• Mesa, Arizona
• Seattle, WA
• Tampa, FL

 

The  American Institute of Balance is excited to announce the Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion Management Certification workshop is now available in a hybrid model, consisting of combined online and live components! It is the same content as the well-respected AIB live, 3-day Vestibular and Concussion Rehabilitation Certification Workshop, with less travel and time away from home and work required! This new platform allows the clinician the flexibility to complete the online portion of the course at a self-pace pace without the demand of attending a pre-determined, scheduled workshop. This combined 25.5-hour course consists of 16.5 hours of self-paced online content, followed by a one-day, 9.0 hour live, hands-on course. 

After completion of the online component, participants have the option to attend the one-day hands-on clinical competency course. This will be conducted in 11 major US cities as the final component for certification. To ensure a complete, comprehensive learning experience, we encourage participants to attend the one-day, live, hands-on course AFTER completion of the online course.

Certification is earned once participants have completed BOTH the online and live portions and have passed BOTH a written exam for the online component, and a competency-based exam for the one-day live component.

  • 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

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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

    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

Course Description

Based on demand, we have combined our popular and highly regarded Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion Certification workshops. Now you can obtain dual certification at a discounted rate!

This 25.5-hour course is geared towards the clinician interested in learning evidence-based management for both the vestibular and Concussion (m-TBI) patient. This workshop is comprised of the Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop and a comprehensive Concussion Management module, consisting of evaluation and management tools for sports and non-sports related m-TBI. Evidence-based protocols will be presented, demonstrated, and practiced throughout both the virtual and live components of the course to ensure clinicians produce excellent outcomes.

Content Overview

  • An overview of vestibular anatomy and physiology
  • Understanding sensory integration of equilibrium
  • Disorders affecting vestibular function
  • 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
  • Evaluation and management of Vestibular Disorders, including BPPV
  • Cortical and labyrinthine concussion differentiation
  • Evaluation and management of Cortical Concussion (m-TBI), including vestibular, ocular, cervical, anxiety/mood, post-traumatic migraine, and cognitive/fatigue trajectories.
  • Interactive concussion management strategies
  • Extensive training materials for therapy programs

Learning Objectives

  • Describe peripheral and central vestibular anatomy and physiology
  • Discuss the functional anatomy of the central nervous system and balance system
  • 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.
  • Integrate cortical and vestibular rehabilitation into a comprehensive management program with longitudinal therapeutic outcome measures
  • 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.
  • Explain the pathophysiology of a cortical concussion and labyrinthine Concussion
  • Recognize who is most at risk of sustaining a concussion
  • Recognize the differences between the cortical recovery process and central vestibular compensation
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, second impact syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Identify the need for removal from activity and evaluation
  • Understand the classification of injury and clinical trajectories associated with Concussion (m-TBI)
  • Describe and develop management strategies around the seven clinical trajectories of Concussion (m-TBI)
  • Describe and develop return-to-play, learn, and work decisions based on your therapeutic intervention.

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Audiologists
  • Physicians (MD, DO)
  • Athletic Trainers
*AIB Certification does not supersede an individual’s professional scope of practice as determined by their governing professional Association, Society or State License.