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**Registration Open**

Evidence Based Vestibular Rehabilitation 

___$350 APTA Member  

_____$450 Non-Member  

_____$100 Student


“Evidence Based

Vestibular Rehabilitation”

September 19th and 20th, 2020

South Dakota State Conference

An Interactive Webinar Based Course


Course Description: This course is intended for clinicians who would like to advance their skills in examination and treatment of patients needing vestibular rehabilitation.  The course will include how to differentiate between central and peripheral deficits, perform differential diagnosis and evidenced based treatment options for BPPV, vestibular hypofunction, habituation for certain central disorders.  The course will also include the most recent evidence available in vestibular rehabilitation for discussion on how to treat conditions such as vestibular migraine, Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS), concussion, and cervicogenic dizziness.  There will be both lecture and lab time to allow participants to practice learned techniques, discuss and integrate the material with real patient cases, see vestibular infrared goggles as an assessment tool, and gain confidence and comfort with treating patients with vestibular deficits. 



Course Objectives: After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Be able to perform a complete vestibular examination, including oculomotor examination, positional testing, and differentiate between signs and symptoms of peripheral vs central origin. 
  •  Be able to demonstrate appropriate selective techniques for treating BPPV of all 6 canals. 
  •  Be able to more confidently manage a patient with dizziness including progression of vestibular rehabilitation programs for concepts such as adaptation, habituation and substitution. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of updated research, secondary diagnoses, and reasons to refer to a MD. 
  •  Be able to verbally discuss management of moderately complex patients presenting with more than one deficit (ie cervicogenic dizziness along with BPPV). 


This is a 15-hour course, equivalent to 15 CEUs.


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Day 1: 

8:00-8:10 Introductions  

8:10-10:00 Anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system and discussion of central vs peripheral disorders 

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00 Lab/Lecture - Vestibular exam & BPPV treatment options 

12:00-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-2:15 Lab/Lecture - Vestibular exam &  BPPV treatment options continued 

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-4:00 Vestibular migraine, PPPD, cerebellar dizziness and central patterns

4:00-5:00 Review/open discussion and questions 


Day 2: 

8:00-9:00 Review and round robin of day 1

9:00-10:00 Habituation and VOR treatment examples, new research in vestibular rehab including the light cupula and visually Induced dizziness (VID)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00  Mal de Debarquement and TMS, recommendations on Vit D, vestibular implants, concussion, cervicogenic dizziness, and when to refer out

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:15 Quiz and discussion of quiz 

1:15-2:45 Putting it all together with case studies - How to examine, treat and progress patients with common and uncommon vestibular dysfunction

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Case studies continued, question and answer session


*Schedule subject to minor changes if needed*

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