Carrick Institute

Vestibular Rehabilitation

The Carrick Institute is both excited and proud to announce the inauguration of our new, comprehensive, and updated Vestibular Rehabilitation curriculum. This new addition to the Carrick Institute Program has been designed to allow doctoral students, therapists, and physicians to obtain mastery in the assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of the peripheral and central vestibular system.

Vestibular processing is one of the most highly integrated receptor systems in the human body, which allows it to be utilized in the course of rehabilitation of many seemingly unrelated patient scenarios. This series of stand-alone courses will culminate to an understanding of when, why, and how to implement vestibular rehabilitation, through evaluation procedures, biometric technologies, and hands-on applications.

If you desire to assist those suffering from numerous conditions such as dizziness or vertigo, chronic pain, headaches, migraines, mTBI’s, and other complex neurological presentations, a skill-set of vestibular assessment and applications will be a pivotal contribution to your expertise in the healthcare community.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this 6-module program, clinicians should be able to:

  • Utilize a modern and updated examination process to aid in their differential diagnosis of  patients.
  • Diagnose and treat conditions of the vestibular system
  • Learn how to apply vestibular rehabilitation applications to conditions such as:
    • musculoskeletal pain syndromes
    • conditions of cognition
    • treatment of mTBI / concussion
    • and more.

Who is This Class for?

Our primary audience is the practicing clinician including Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Medical Physicians, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists.  Please contact us if you have any questions about your eligibilty for this program.

 


Curriculum

Peripheral and Central Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology

TOPICS:

  • Spatial Representation Fundamentals
  • Neuroplasticity Fundamentals
  • Introduction to a Multimodal Brain
  • Introduction to the Vestibular System
  • Impact of Gravity on Neurophysiology
  • Understanding Reference Frames
  • The External Ear
  • The Middle Ear
  • The Inner Ear
  • The Auditory System Fundamentals
  • Vestibular End Organ Anatomy and Physiology
  • Vestibular Nerve Anatomy and Physiology
  • Vestibular Nuclei and Subnuclei
  • Vestibulocerebellar Anatomy and Physiology
  • Velocity Storage Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Vestibular Thalamus
  • Vestibular Cortical Regions
  • Vasculature to the Vestibular System
  • Eye movement Fundamentals
  • Rotational VOR Fundamentals
  • Translational VOR Fundamentals
  • Vestibulospinal Fundamentals
  • Extra-Vestibular Postural Responses
  • Vestibuloautonomic Fundamentals
  • Vestibular Contribution to Everyday Function
  1. Peripheral and Central Vestibular pathology and diagnosis

    TOPICS:

    • Introduction to Vestibular Disorders
    • Epidemiology of Vertigo and Imbalance
    • Vestibular Symptoms and Syndromes
    • Peripheral Vestibular Disorders
    • Central Vestibular Disorders
    • Infectious Diseases in Vestibular Disorders
    • Immune-Mediated Diseases in Vestibular Disorders
    • Toxic/Metabolic Disorders
    • Vascular Disorders
    • Migraine
    • Tumors in Dizziness and Imbalance
    • Concussion
    • Case Studies
 

Peripheral and Central Vestibular testing and differential diagnosis

TOPICS:

  • Functional Imagining of Vestibular Disorders
  • History of the Dizzy Patient
  • Clinical Bedside Examination
  • Vestibular Laboratory Testing
  • Case Studies

Understanding and performing the neurological examination with differential diagnosis

TOPICS:

  • End Organ Physiology and Examination
  • Peripheral Nerve Physiology and Examination
  • Spinal Cord Physiology and Examination
  • Brain Stem Physiology and Examination
  • Cerebellum Physiology and Examination
  • Thalamus Physiology and Examination
  • Basal Ganglia Physiology and Examination
  • Cerebral Cortex Physiology and Examination
  • Case Studies

Clinical applications of vestibular rehabilitation

TOPICS:

  • Vestibular Compensation
  • Vestibular Adaptation
  • Vestibular Habituation
  • Vestibular Substitution
  • Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction Rehabilitation Strategies
  • Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction Rehabilitation Strategies
  • Rehabilitation of Children with Vestibular Dysfunction
  • Rehabilitation of the Elderly with Vestibular Dysfunction
  • Rehabilitation of Non-Vestibular Dizziness
  • Rehabilitation for Psychiatric Conditions
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Gaze Holding
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Nystagmus
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Pursuits
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Saccades
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Convergence
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Optokinetic Nystagmus
  • Case Studies
  • Grand Rounds

Clinical applications of vestibular rehabilitation

TOPICS:

  • Vestibular Compensation
  • Vestibular Adaptation
  • Vestibular Habituation
  • Vestibular Substitution
  • Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction Rehabilitation Strategies
  • Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction Rehabilitation Strategies
  • Rehabilitation of Children with Vestibular Dysfunction
  • Rehabilitation of the Elderly with Vestibular Dysfunction
  • Rehabilitation of Non-Vestibular Dizziness
  • Rehabilitation for Psychiatric Conditions
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Gaze Holding
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Nystagmus
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Pursuits
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Saccades
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Convergence
  • Rehabilitation Strategies for Optokinetic Nystagmus
  • Case Studies
  • Grand Rounds

Clinical applications of vestibular rehabilitation

TOPICS:

  • Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Vestibular Pathology and Diagnosis
  • Vestibular Testing and Diagnosis
  • Neurological Examination and Diagnosis
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • VOG Analysis
  • Posturography Analysis
  • Patient Case Reviews

Vestibular Rehabilitation Pre-Reading List

The Vestibular System: A sixth sense. Goldberg, Wilson, Cullen.

  1. Clinical Neurophysiology of the Vestibular System. Baloh, Honrubia
  2. Vertigo: Its multisensory syndromes. Brandt.

 

  1. Oxford Textbook of Vertigo and Imbalance. Bronstein.

 

  1. Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases. Blumenfeld
  2. Neurological Differential Diagnosis. Patten
  3. Neurologic Examination. DeJong
  4. The Neurologic Examination. DeMyer
  5. The Neurology of Eye Movements. Leigh, Zee
  1. The Clinical Science of Neurological Rehabilitation. Dobkin
  2. Vestibular Rehabilitation. Herdman

Tuition

Vestibular Rehabilitation 6-Module Bundle: $7,500
Vestibular Rehabilitation Program PLUS Vestibular Rehabilitation Board Review: $10,500
General Tuition: $1,500/module


Included in Your Tuition

  • 25 hours of training with Dr. David Traster
  • LIFETIME access to the digital recording of the class
  • Any future updates to the course videos or other materials
  • Re-attendance for life – Retake the class on-site, via livestream or via online, self-paced learning as many times as you’d like for attendance hours. 
  • 25 Neurology Hours towards the ACFN (American College of Functional Neurology) & ACNB (American Chiropractic Neurology Board) with each module
  • Access to the flipped classroom with lifetime updates 
  • 3 months of unlimited access to Medline upon completion of the module

Re-attendance policy: Scholars who have registered and completed a course after December 2019 have the ability to re-attend the course with no additional fee. When re-attending a course, the scholar will not receive continuing education credits and will receive an audit. Carrick Institute is not responsible for providing new materials for class audits, including but not limited to manuals, shirts, equipment, etc. If manuals have been updated since the original attendance date, the updated materials will be available via PDF on the scholar’s online portal. If the scholar would like to purchase a new paper manual, they may do so before the course start date.

To view full Terms & Conditions, click here.

For more information on CE/CME eligibility, visit https://carrickinstitute.com/ceinfo/

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