Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This two-day intermediate level course provides the fundamentals for evaluating and treating vestibular dysfunction. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as central nervous system interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinicians ability to properly perform testing techniques for vestibular disorders. Quite often the -missing link- in the management of a clients complaints lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assist the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional ability. Options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies are thoroughly discussed.

The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with limitations in balance or sensory integration. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply this information in the clinical setting.

This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. An extensive laboratory component is designed to provide clinicians with skills required for the treatment of their balance and vestibular patients.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Identify the anatomical structures responsible for perception of movement and understand their physiological functions.
  • Recognize the intricate connections between the vestibular, oculomotor and somatosensory systems and how they combine to maintain stability of posture and vision.
  • Recognize and understand the different mechanisms of recovery of the vestibular system and how they impact the course and content of rehabilitation.
  • Recognize typical vestibular disorders by symptom and category and identify critical areas for therapeutic intervention.
  • Perform evaluative procedures and assess findings (interview/history, Dizziness Handicap Inventory, oculomotor exam, visual-vestibular exam, positional testing, Motion Sensitivity Quotient, Dynamic Gait Index, static balance assessments, systems screening).
  • Recognize typical presentations of nystagmus and their relevance to treatment.
  • Design an appropriate treatment plan including; appropriate tasks, therapeutic exercises and measurable goals.
  • Perform appropriate therapeutic exercises and procedures to patients with vestibular disorders.
  • Instructor name

    Georgia Groomer, PT

    Of my 24 years of clinical practice, the past 17 have been focused on management of the vestibular client, and I have worked in conjunction with Otology/Neurology physicians in clinics that routinely utilize advanced diagnostic testing to best understand this patient group. In addition..
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    OT PT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

    April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017

    16 hours of CME credit

    Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

    Portland, OR

    Tuition $ 425.00



    September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

    16 hours of CME credit

    Valley Medical Center

    Renton, WA

    Tuition $ 425.00



    October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017

    16 hours of CME credit

    San Ramon Regional Medical Center

    San Ramon, CA

    Tuition $ 425.00



    October 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017

    16 hours of CME credit

    Saint Alphonsus RMC

    Boise, ID

    Tuition $ 425.00



    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

    North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

    Online Continuing Education Course Resource For This Course

    PT PTA OT Online Continuing Education Course

    Vestibular Rehabilitation - Evaluation and Treatment

    Price when purchased with registration: $ 79.95

    Delivery: DVD (if DVD - delivered to course site)

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    *Promotional prices for e-learning products are only provided when registering for live course attendance