Online Course
Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation
Take the guesswork out of dizziness and vertigo with up-to-date knowledge of the vestibular system

1.5-2 hours





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Bernard Tonks
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Bernard Tonks is a Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Physiotherapist with vast lecturing experience on this topic

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More and more patients are presenting to their health care practitioners with symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, disequilibrium and imbalance. Vestibular rehabilitation is a rapidly growing, evidence-based area of practice that can safely and effectively manage these symptoms. It has demonstrated efficacy in both peripheral vestibular disorders and central nervous system disorders, including concussion. If you are curious about vestibular rehabilitation, but don't know much about it, then this short introductory course is for you.


This course aims to introduce you to the vestibular system, so that you have the necessary background knowledge to develop skills in vestibular rehabilitation.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.3 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify specific groups at risk of vestibular dysfunction
  • explain the difference between dizziness and vertigo
  • describe six causes of dizziness
  • discuss in detail the anatomy of the vestibular system
  • interpret assessment findings relating to the vestibulo-ocular reflex and nystagmus in relation to a case scenario

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Excellent introductory course to help to understand the anatomy of the vestibular system. I recommend continuing the rest of the courses to understand assessment and treatment, but this was a good introduction!
Christopher Wagner
United Kingdom
Excellent course. It provided a lot of information on what could potentially be a very complex and confusing topic. The instructor explained the topic exceptionally well.
Irene Moore
United Kingdom
Very well organised content with amazing visual explanatory videos that helped to understand such a complex system.Thank you!
Daniela Ismerio de Souza
Physioplus has changed my way of thinking!
Useful introduction to Vestibular rehabilitation!
Tracey Cunningham
United Kingdom
This is a good clinically oriented course worth investing your time in!
Olalekan Fowodu