Start date
30 November, 2019
End date
01 December, 2019
Date note
Registration 8 - 8:30am. Course 8:30am - 4:30pm

Course Description

“Dizziness” is the #1 cause of physician visits in people over 65 years.  This course provides a concise, evidence-based overview of vestibular rehabilitation, including peripheral vestibular disorders, central conditions, and cervicogenic dizziness.

Through lectures, group work, practical sessions, and case studies, participants will become familiar with assessment, clinical reasoning, and treatment of common vestibular conditions.  Participants will learn how to create customised vestibular rehabilitation programmes for peripheral and central conditions, which includes balance and gait retraining.

The content is relevant to Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists working in orthopaedics, neurology, and gerontology.  Participants are provided with a comprehensive course manual with all relevant outcome measures and references.

Courses includes two hours of pre-course lectures to allow for more hands-on experience.

Limited to 18 participants. Lunch and snack are provided. 

Course Instructor:  Nicole Acerra, PhD BScP.T. BA Clinical Specialist, Neurosciences

Skills Gained
Course participants will be able to:

  • Describe vestibular anatomy and common vestibular pathologies
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of peripheral and central vestibular disorders and cervicogenic dizziness
  • Integrate relevant assessment findings from a Vestibular Assessment, including a bedside oculomotor exam, Motion Sensitivity Testing, and balance/gait assessment
  • Assess and treat uncomplicated Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Apply the principles of Vestibular Rehabilitation and balance/gait retraining to create customized treatment plans to treat peripheral and central vestibular disorders
  • Understand the principles for managing Cervicogenic Dizziness 
Event Cost
$550; $450 for MPT students
In person

Neuro-Ability Rehab Services
675 East 17th Avenue (at Fraser St)
Vancouver BC V5V 1B5

Posting expiry date
This course is not provided through PABC. If you have any questions, please contact the private organizer.