Live, In-Person Course for Vestibular Rehabilitation Learning

z - 3/5-3/7 Vestibular Rehabilitation: Theory, Evidence and Practical Application

$ 1,000.00

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Course Description: This course will provide therapists with the foundational information needed to efficiently evaluate and effectively treat patients with peripheral and central vestibular disorders and with intermediate level clinical decision-making skills.  Emphasis will be placed on evidence based practice and understanding the physiologic rationale for therapeutic interventions.  This will enhance the clinician’s ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for common vestibular disorders. The course format will be lecture, demonstration with patient videos, and patient problem-solving sessions.

Location: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, 355 E Erie St., Chicago, IL 60611

Successful completion: Participants will complete 5 hours of self study activities in advance of this three day course (earning 22.00 contact hours + 5.0 contact hours.)  These self-study activities for the course will consist of readings and an exercise to better understand content necessary to the fundamentals of the course. Participants will fill out an assessment of this material prior to the live course. During the on-site portion of the course, participants must sign in and complete an online evaluation. 

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of common vestibular disorders.
  • Demonstrate an examination and interpret the findings to determine the diagnosis of common vestibular disorders.
  • Develop, implement and progress an intervention program based on examination findings and knowledge of the vestibular system.

    Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers

     Here's what some past participants had to say: 

    "I appreciate Janet Helminski's work and will try to attend any course she is delivering."

    "Fantastic course. I would like Janet to teach me about everything PT related. She is brilliant, yet can communicate clearly which can be difficult for those who are so fantastic at what they do! Yeah, Janet!" 


    Physical Therapy

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 27 Contact Hours (5.0 Hours Self-Study 22.0 Live).

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This three-day course has been approved for 27.00 Contact Hours (5.0 Hours Self-Study 22.0 Live).


    Occupational Therapy
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    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 2.20 CEUs or 22 contact hours + 5.0 Self-study hours for a total of 27.0 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Classification Code: Category 2; Occupational Therapy Process – Evaluation and Intervention.

    Athletic Training

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    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab BOC Approved Provider Number: P794 is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 22.0 live + 5 self study Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. According to the education levels described by the PDC, this continuing education course is considered to be Advanced Level.


    Rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile, 633 North St. Clair, Chicago, Illinois, 60611.

    The Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile is located 1½ blocks from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Please contact their reservation agent from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at (888) 591-1234 and ask for the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Vestibular Rehabilitation course (Group Code G-VRHB) or make your reservation online using this link: The corporate rate is $149.00 for a Deluxe Guestroom (single or double occupancy) plus *17.4% tax. The daily rate for parking at the Hyatt Chicago is *$69.00/day with in and out privileges. The cut-off date for room reservations is February 5, 2020. Please note that the room block could reach its maximum before the cut-off date. Rooms and rates revert to a space-available basis after the room block has reached its maximum or after the cut-off date (whichever comes first.) *The rates for parking and taxes are subject to change without advanced notice.

     Directions and Parking Details for the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab can be found: here


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