The Hands-on Guide to Vestibular
Rehabilitation: Clinical Decision-Making to Treat Vertigo, Dizziness, & Balance
End Years of Vertigo in as Little as One
Vestibular rehabilitation is a very successful intervention technique that can
change a person's life in as little as one treatment for BPPV, and two weeks for
other types of dizziness. This seminar trains clinicians to develop clinical
decision-making skills, determine who can benefit from vestibular
rehabilitation, assist in therapy diagnosis and treatment strategies, and
provide skilled treatment to improve the lives of many. Wrapping up, we will
review documentation, goal-writing, and Medicare Functional Limitation
Reporting, as well as case studies of common findings and problem-solving
approaches for the challenging patient.
Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial – Member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Vestibular
Special Interest Group and the Vestibular Disorders Association.
What You Should Bring
•Portable treatment table, if available
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the
vestibular system in a way that patients will understand
- Perform assessment techniques to identify BPPV,
vestibular hypofunction, central vertigo, and balance disorders
- Discuss prognosis, treatment duration, and
outcome for each type of dizziness (BPPV, vestibular hypofunction,
central/neurological dizziness, post-concussion syndrome)
- Perform canalith repositioning techniques for
- Develop a personalized diagnosis-specific
treatment approach to minimize functional limitations
- Document functional limitations, goals,
Medicare fall risk, and FLR g-codes as related to dizziness and vestibular
COLLEEN SLEIK PT, DPT, OCS, NCS, is a
licensed physical therapist with over 13 years of experience. Certified in
Vestibular Rehabilitation, she specializes in treating patients with vestibular
disorders when other forms of medical management have failed. Dr. Sleik founded
a private practice in 2010 with the primary focus of treating patients with
vestibular conditions. She currently works as a specialist at Dickinson County
Rehabilitation Services, where 90% of her caseload consists of patients with
vestibular and balance disorders. She also continues to provide PRN services at
local skilled nursing facilities.
Dr. Sleik graduated from The College of St. Catherine with a Master’s in
Physical Therapy. She earned a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree
through The University of St. Augustine, Florida, then completed the
Competency-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation course through Emory University in
Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to being a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical
Specialist, Dr. Sleik is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association,
including the Neurology section. She began teaching continuing education courses
in vestibular rehabilitation in 2015 with the purpose of improving clinicians’
knowledge bases in the areas of vestibular rehabilitation, clinical
decision-making, and ultimately the quality of patient care. Dr. Sleik’s goal as
a clinician is to provide her patients with the best care available for return
to daily function with minimal limitations, while also providing the tools for
long-term self-management of symptoms.
"Excellent course. I will be able to apply this
information when I walk in the clinic tomorrow."
Heidi Prado, PT
I have a much better understanding and increased confidence in my ability to,
with practice, treat patients with vestibular disorders."
Elizabeth Alter, PT
Port Royal, SC
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physical Therapist Assistants
Occupational Therapy Assistants
CREDITS - CE Approvals
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer
continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider
#P3097. 6 CEUs will be awarded.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This
course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply
endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department
of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 6
contact hours for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Florida: This program has
been approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 7.0 continuing
education hours for Physical Therapists and 6 continuing education hours for
Physical Therapist Assistants (Approval #CE17-580676). Accreditation of this
course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter
or the sponsors.
Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists
This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of
All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the
appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.
Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be
awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational
offering and evaluation form.
Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered
by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the
event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating
the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne
ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least
two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance
learning products so that arrangements can be made.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -