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

Vestibular Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification Program

CNI is pleased to announce the dates for our Vestibular rehabilitation program for 2017!  This a program that was designed due to popular demand for high quality, evidence-based vestibular rehabilitation training.  The certificate program consists of four modules (60 hours total) leading to a certified vestibular rehabilitation practitioner designation. Come and join us for this exciting and expanding area of practice.

The first three modules can be done live in the classroom, live streaming webinar, or as a recorded "on demand" class.

Module 4 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 - April 29-30, 2017 -live in classroom, live webinar or on demand
Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology:

This class will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral components of the system. 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.

VES 02 - June 24-25, 2017 -live in classroom, live webinar or on demand
Vestibular Pathology, Dysfunction and Disgnostics:

This module 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.

VES 03 - September 23-24, 2017 -live in classroom, live webinar or on demand
Practical Evaluation and Treatment:

This course will utilize concepts learned in prior modules to strategically evaluate each patient and their particular needs in designing a treatment protocol. 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 04 - October 21-22 or November 18-19 or December 9-10 2017 - 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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