Course Description

Educational Level: Intermediate; Delivery method: Live 

Instructional Methods: Demonstration, skills-check, large and small group, video, case study


Colleen Sleik PT, DPT, NCS 

Jack Cervantes PT, DPT

The goal of continuing education is to enhance the clinician’s knowledge and understanding of a topic in a way that that they will be able to incorporate the evidence-based concepts and techniques that were presented to their clinical practice. 

This course is designed to do just that. It will help to solidify the learning that was done in Part 1: Foundations, through hands-on practice, instructor feedback, large and small group discussion, individual work, and applying concepts to case studies.

Some features of this course include instructor feedback on assessment and treatment techniques, large and small group activities to demonstrate application of the principles of differential diagnosis, and clinical application to real patient cases. 

Understanding of the vestibular rehab concepts will be brought to a higher level of understanding as they are applied to complex cases, such as multiple canal BPPV and mixed central and peripheral conditions. 

Clinicians will have an opportunity to develop a personalized assessment template specific to their clinical setting and patient population with guidance from instructors and group discussion. 

They will also create a ready-to-follow clinical plan to incorporate the evidence-based treatment strategies to patient care based on their exam findings. Clinicians will walk away from this course series with knowledge, confidence in their technical skills, experience in differential diagnosis and a plan in place to evaluate and treat patients with dizziness upon returning to the clinic on Monday.

Learning Objectives

1. Develop skills to perform canalith repositioning manuevers for posterior, horizontal, and anterior canal BPPV with proper technique.

2. Apply differential diagnosis in clnical decision-making utilizing special tests and screening assessments.

3. Develop vestibular rehab treatment plan for patients with vestibular hypofunction based on clinical practice guidelines.

4. Develop personalized evaluation template for utilization in patient care.

5. Apply vestibular evaluation template to case studies to improve confidence in utilization and clinical practice.

6. Apply vestibular rehab techniques to patients with central and cervicogenic dizziness.

7. Recognize that there are other causes of dizziness and list indications for referral to a clinician with further training in this area.


Approved by the Wisconsin APTA for .14 CEU's. Focus on Function Physical Therapy, PC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#0000006328. This course is offered at .14 CEU's, intermediate educational level, foundational knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Course Curriculum

    1. Learning Objectives, Course Schedule, Instructors

    2. Pre-Course Survey

    3. Day 1 Handouts

    4. HEP Patient Handouts

    5. Day 2 Handouts

    6. Functional Outcome Measures

    7. Bibliography - Vestibular Rehab Certificate for Clinicians: Foundation and Clinical Application

    8. Weekend Course Release of Liability Waiver

    1. Day 1 Attendance

    1. Day 2 Attendance

    2. Course Survey

  • Skill Development with Instructor Feedback
  • Group Discussion and Case Studies
  • Network and Join Our Community!