Summit Certification Series


Expand your vestibular knowledge

- Combine practical assessment techniques with effective treatment

- Strengthen differential diagnoses process and clinical treatment

- Earn your Summit Vestibular Certification


According to the Vestibular Disorders Association, nearly 100 million Americans have experienced a vestibular problem at some point in their lives. There are numerous causes of vestibular dysfunction and the symptoms are many. Head trauma, cervical dysfunction, soft tissue, and bony malalignment, as well as bacterial and viral infections are just some of the causative factors relating to headache, dizziness and vertigo related syndromes. This course series is designed to enhance participants’ awareness of the various indicators relating to headaches, dizziness, and vertigo, as well as the gait and balance dysfunctions that accompany them.

What this certification series will address:

Practicing healthcare professionals will leave this course series with a clear understanding of normal functioning of the inner ear's vestibular system, the pathophysiology of BPPV and its variants, and application of a simple clinical algorithm to help make differential diagnoses of BPPV. It is designed to give therapists and clinicians essential information needed to assess and treat uncomplicated vestibular dysfunction as well as providing insight on incidence, diagnosis, and treatment of balance-related disorders. A review of current clinical practice guidelines will be included to strengthen the differential diagnosis process and clinical application of treatment of both typical and atypical BPPV. Participants will learn to combine practical assessment techniques with effective treatment options including different manual therapy approaches to calming the variety of symptoms relating to patients suffering from multiple diagnoses.

What courses are included

"Assessment and Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo"

Taught by Naseem Chatiwala, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

"Evaluation and Treatment of Vestibular Disorders"

Taught by Jean McConnell, MS, PT, ATC

"Vestibular Rehab & Balance Training"

Taught by Karen Hogan-Curran, PT, DPT