Practical Strategies in Vestibular Rehabilitation Certificate Course

Gain more insight into developing targeted questions for the intake to create a working and differential diagnosis. Learn the guiding principles of vestibular rehabilitation and how to transition from exam findings to interventions.

Description & Objectives

This course expands on our Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation course by Kendal Reddell, PT, DPT, NCS. This course starts with a discussion on the value of establishing a trusting connection with patients, the importance of establishing an early diagnosis, and the impact of a delayed diagnosis. You gain more insight into developing targeted questions for the intake to create a working and differential diagnosis to aid you in what vestibular and/or bedside tests are indicated. You will also learn the guiding principles of vestibular rehabilitation and how to transition from exam findings to interventions. You will also hear a discussion on age-related vestibular findings and learn the importance of customizing the care plan. The content of this course was primarily designed to provide a foundation for more advanced, The Certificate of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation (CCVR), course. The objectives of this course are targeted toward a better understanding of vestibular related concepts in preparation of the CCVR coursework and competency-based skills as a more advanced practitioner.

Upon completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the value of establishing a respectful and empathetic connection during the patient interview
  • Define the prevalence of dizziness & balance disorders across the lifespan
  • Recognize the impact of a delayed diagnosis
  • Understand the importance of the subjective history and value to create a working diagnosis
  • Define appropriate and targeted questions about “dizziness” during a subjective interview
  • Understand how to transition from the subjective findings to objective clinical tests
  • Identify the similarities and differences between common vestibular diagnoses
  • Understand the value of vestibular diagnostics in identifying and managing vestibular-related disorders
  • Identify appropriate bedside tests to identify vestibular dysfunction and balance disorders
  • Recognize how objective findings correlate with treatment activities
  • Understand age-related changes of the vestibular system and effects on exam findings and treatment outcomes
  • Understand guiding principles of vestibular rehabilitation
  • Recognize appropriate patient populations of which vestibular rehabilitation is indicated
  • Define treatment-related terms and how utilized to obtain desired outcomes
  • Recognize the importance of customizing the care plan to the patient

Continuing Education Credits

This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. The following states may accept Texas course approvals: - Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

360 Neuro Health is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. 360 Neuro Health Institute (BOC AP#: PP8749) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 6 Category A hours/ CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


Professionals not listed above will assume responsibility for gaining continuing education/competency approval through their specific licensing boards or professional accreditation agencies. CEU Certificates will be issued by the 360 Neuro Health Institute after participants have completed all course activities and the evaluation form.



Get Started

The Practical Strategies in Vestibular Rehabilitation Certificate Course is included in the Level 3 Visual Vestibular Functional Integration Toolbox (V2FIT). Click here to sign up for Level 3 V2FIT.