Vestibular Rehab Courses are approved by the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology toward 300 hour Neurology Diplomate Examination Requirements

Vestibular Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification Program  - COMING SOON IN 2020

CNI is pleased to announce our Vestibular rehabilitation certification program!  This a program that was designed due to popular demand for high quality, evidence-based vestibular rehabilitation training.  The certificate program consists of two modules (30 hours total) leading to a certified vestibular rehabilitation practitioner designation. Come and join us for this exciting and expanding area of practice.

The first module is completed as an "on demand" class. This means you simply register and log on and watch the recorded lectures and read the assigned class materials. This is a so-called "flipped classroom" design where you preview all materials prior to the course. 

Module 2 is a live, in classroom, "hands on" only class that will be offered more than once to accomodate the schedules of our busy learners. All attendees will have the opportunity to practice all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Videonystagmography, computerized assessment of balance  and  Interactive Metronome will be perfomed by all learners in the final module. 

VES 01  -on demand only
Neuroanatomy and Physiology:

​​The first class of this program will be a comprehensive review of the anatomy of the central nervous system. Emphasis will be placed on the brainstem and other areas that exert great influence on human balance, proprioception and the vestibular system. A strong fundamental understanding of CNS anatomy is essential for the practitioner to successfully evaluate and manage vestibular disorders. 

Structures of outer, middle and inner ear are discussed in relationship to vestibular disorders.  Peripheral end organ function and how it relates to evaluation and management will be extensively discussed. Central projections of vestibular nuclei to ascending and descending MLF and their effects on eye movements are extensively studied. The VOR is discussed as well as vestibulospinal projections. Vestibuloautonomic and vestibulo cortical projections are also disussed in the context of autonomic, limbic and cognitive dysfunction as a sequel to vestibular disease.

Vestibular Pathology, Dysfunction and Disgnostics:

This material will focus on both central and peripheral causes of vestibular dysfunction. BPPV, traumatic brain injury, vestibulitis, and ablative lesions are discussed. Additionally, infectious disease, neoplasia, and ototoxic compounds are discussed. Vertigo and dizziness as a public health issue is discussed and fall prevention strategies are discussed as well. An extensive study of eye movements are a significant portion of this module as they are of key diagnostic influence in the evaluation of the dizzy patient. In-depth review of the anatomy of the brainstem is performed in preparation of later discussions of videonystagmography.

 Extensive evaluation of the vestibulocular reflex (VOR) and other physical examination tests will be discussed. Videonystagmography and Computerized Assessment of Posture and Balance will be extensively discussed with case-based presentations. Physical rehabiltation procedures and maneuvers will be described as will ancillary vestibular active exercises. Rehabilitation utilizing gaze holding, pursuits, saccades, vergence and optokinetic nystagmus will be extensively discussed.

VES 02 - live "hands on" laboratory class on campus only -local attendance required -

All Live Hands on Classes are held at the Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Campus in Port Orange, Florida

Practicum in Diagnosis and Therapy of the Vestibular System:

This course is the final and capstone class in the program and will be a required in classroom "hands on" module in which learners will perform diagnostic physical examination procedures such as Dix-Hallpike, caloric testing, VNG evaluation during perturbation, vHIT, as well as static and dynamc visual acuity. Use of the VNG and balance system will be perfomed by the learner. The learner will also have the use of an Interactive Metronome system.  Extensive discussion of the VNG and it's utilization and interpretation will occur. A review of all major hands on therapeutic procedures for vestibular dysfunction will be performed such that immediate practical application can begin in the learner's practice. This is a weekend packed full of practical, "use on Monday" techniques.

Vestibular Rehab Courses are approved by the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology toward 300 hour Neurology Diplomate Examination Requirements

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