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Vestibular Therapy Seminar: Level 1



“By understanding the causes, symptoms and treatment options for people suffering from dizziness, and having some basic assessment skills, health care professionals will be able to help their clients in a more timely and effective manner.”


This seminar is approved for your CREDIT HOURS
3 Credit Hours for MTAS, RMTA and CAS
5 Credit Hours for NHPC

This seminar includes a slide presentation, hands on demonstration, group discussion, handouts and an opportunity to practice the most basic assessment and treatment for the main cause of dizziness, BPPV.


Robynne Smith is a Physiotherapist and Vestibular Therapist in Saskatoon. She is the owner of Robynne Smith Physiotherapy and former owner of Off Broadway Physiotherapy & Dizziness Clinic. Robynne has been a physiotherapist for over 35 years and started providing Vestibular Rehabilitation over 23 years ago. Robynne has trained extensively in Canada and the US in basic and advanced competency courses. She has taught advanced balance programs for individuals and groups using her own training as well as FallProof training.


  1. To have a broader understanding of Vestibular Function and anatomy

  2. To understand the sensory systems involved in balance and what symptoms mean

  3. To learn the different causes of dizziness and imbalance, and the treatment options.

  4. To learn what’s included in a Vestibular Assessment

  5. To know the questions to ask clients about their symptoms

  6. To understand what the cause of the dizziness may be based on the symptoms

  7. To learn the different approaches to treatment based on the client’s diagnosis

  8. To know is Cervicogenic Dizziness and why it is important

  9. To help direct your client to the appropriate professional(s) for treatment

  10. To be able to safely assess the most common type of BPPV and to perform the Epley Maneuver for the best outcome


  1. What is Normal Balance

  2. Causes of Dizziness

  3. Anatomy and Physiology

  4. Vestibular Assessment

  5. Vestibular Treatment

  6. Assessing and treating balance

  7. Cervicogenic Dizziness

  8. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

  9. Review of BPPV and practical session of basic treatment

  10. Resources for you and your clients