Vestibular Rehabilitation II: A Competency-Based Advanced Certification Workshop

$975.00 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, FAAOMPTJoseph Sakumura, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A Joseph Sakumura, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-AKim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMTBrittany Fauble, AuD Brittany Fauble, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A
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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 the completion of this course and satisfactory results on the examination, the participant will be certified in advanced vestibular rehabilitation. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to…

  • Recognize those migraine conditions that cause vestibular and balance dysfunction and the corresponding management strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and treat multifactorial balance disorders.
  • Describe the personality disorders and corresponding manifestations resulting in psychogenic dizziness and imbalance and the best treatment options.
  • List the most common causes of Cervicogenic Dizziness and perform appropriate corresponding treatment modalities.
  • Identify patterns of nystagmus associated with single and multiple canal BPPV involvement and the gold-standard repositioning maneuvers.
  • Describe the difference between cortical and labyrinthine concussion and differentiate treatment protocols for each respective condition using hybrid VRT-Cognitive protocols.
  • Demonstrate how to use newly emerging gait-stride and cognitive protocols to improve function in the Parkinson patient.


Prior American Institute of Balance Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion, and/or Vestibular Assessment & Management, or Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification through Emory University. 

Target Audience

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

*AIB Certification does not supersede an individual’s professional scope of practice as determined by their governing professional Association, Society or State License.
*The state of Florida Physical Therapy Association does not provide Continuing Education Hours to PTA’s for this course.