Vestibular Rehabilitation

The title of this 2 day course is “Vestibular Rehabilitation”. Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialized practice area within the field of physical therapy. On day one, participants will learn how to evaluate and treat patients who have been diagnosed with vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, and posterior benign paroxysmal positional vertigo(BPPV). On day two, participants will learn how to manage less common causes of vertigo (migraine associated vertigo, cervical vertigo, mal de debarquement, Ménière’s disease, perilymph fistula, bilateral vestibular dysfunction, horizontal BPPV, anterior BPPV, labyrinthine concussion, and acoustic neuroma) through patient case presentations.

Barbara Baker, PT, PhD, NCS:

Dr. Baker received a bachelor’s degree in biology at Furman University in 1981, a master’s degree in physical therapy at Emory University in 1984, and a doctoral degree in interdisciplinary health sciences at Western Michigan University in 2012. She also received her NDT certification in 1989, became a neurological clinical specialist in 1995, and became nationally certified in vestibular rehabilitation in 2007. She currently works full-time as an associate professor at Grand Valley State University and part-time at Calvin College Rehabilitation Services (Grand Rapids, Michigan). She specializes in the instruction of neurological evaluation and treatment techniques, and she has completed clinical research in the area of vestibular rehabilitation.

Bonni Kinne, PT, DHSc:

Dr. Kinne received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences at Western Michigan University in 1984, a master’s degree in exercise science at Western Michigan University in 1985, a master’s degree in physical therapy at Grand Valley State University in 1994, and a doctoral degree in health sciences at A.T. Still University in 2015. She also became a member of the Vestibular Disorders Association in 1994 and became nationally certified in vestibular rehabilitation in 2007. She currently works full-time as an associate professor at Grand Valley State University and part-time as a vestibular rehabilitation consultant. She has previously developed a hospital-based vestibular rehabilitation program, and she has completed clinical research in the area of vestibular rehabilitation.

This course has been approved by the Michigan Physical Therapy Association for 16 Continuing Education Hours MPTA Course Approval #CEUL040091

Upon completion of day one, each participant will be able to:
  • Describe each component of the peripheral and central vestibular systems.
  • Describe the common types of vestibular tests.
  • Describe the common types of vestibular diagnoses.
  • Evaluate the needs of a patient who has been diagnosed with vestibular dysfunction.
  • Treat the needs of a patient who has been diagnosed with a vestibular dysfunction.
Upon completion of day two, each participant will be able to:
  • Comprehensively describe each of the previously mentioned diagnoses.
  • Evaluate and treat each of the previously mentioned diagnoses.
  • More effectively evaluate and treat his/her patients.
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants

Date : October 19-20, 2019


Location :
Cornerstone University Mol Arena
1001 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525


Duration : 2 Days


Instructor : Barbara Baker, PT, PhD, NCS Bonni Kinne, PT, DHSc


Time and Agenda :

Day one:
  • 8-8:15 Registration and Introduction
  • 8:15-10:00 Vestibular Anatomy/Physiology
    Vestibular Tests / Vestibular Diagnoses
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-12:00 Evaluation Techniques
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on own)
  • 1:00-3:15 Treatment techniques
  • 3:15-3:30 Break
  • 3:30-5:30 Lab Practice, Q & A
Day two:
  • 8:00-8:15 Day one review
  • 8:15-10:00 Migraine Associated Vertigo
    Cervical Vertigo
    Mal de Debarquement
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-12:00 Meniere’s Disease
    Perilymph Fistula
    Bilateral Vestibular Dysfunction
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-3:15 Horizontal BPPV
    Anterior BPPV
    Labyrinthine Concussion
    Acoustic Neuroma
  • 3:15-3:30 Break
  • 3:30-5:30 Advanced Case Studies

$450

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