This is an introductory course for registered healthcare professionals. It focuses on the assessment and management of peripheral vestibular impairments. No prior vestibular knowledge is required. The objectives of Level One include:
Understand the anatomy and physiology of the inner ear and how it relates to peripheral vestibular disorders.
Complete a full vestibular assessment & understand appropriate outcome measures for this population.
Be able to identify “red flags” & know when to refer on.
Assess & treat different variations of BPPV
Develop a comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation program & understand appropriate progressions for patients with unilateral and bilateral vestibular loss.
Jenni Veneruz, PT
Advanced Training in Vestibular Rehabilitation
Jenni Veneruz is a Registered Physiotherapist, honours graduate of the University of Toronto. She has been practicing for 25 years and has experience in hospital, private clinic and homecare settings. In 2007 she created InFocus Rehabilitation Centre specifically for the assessment and management of people with vestibular disorders. Since then Jenni has successfully treated over 2500 patients with inner ear impairments and is well respected in the medical community.
Jenni has enjoyed the privilege of teaching vestibular courses to physiotherapists, audiologists and physicians in the GTA and beyond. She has been a guest lecturer at U of T and was asked to teach in Qatar as a part of a U of T initiative in 2015. As well as receiving her vestibular certification at Emory University in Atlanta, Jenni has done many advanced courses and updates over the years. She loves teaching practical, hands on courses and sharing her knowledge and passion with other health professionals.
Colleen Bethune, PT
Colleen began her post-secondary education at the University of Waterloo, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Kinesiology. She then obtained her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. Colleen has a specific interest in neurological, vestibular, and concussion care. She has taken numerous post graduate courses in the fields of vestibular rehabilitation, concussion management, and neurological rehabilitation.
Colleen is a teaching assistant for Vestibular Courses, has presented for the Brain Injury Association and was a key team member in implementing the TIME (Together in Movement and Exercise) program in Georgetown, Ontario. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball and baseball, being outside, reading, as well as spending time with friends and family.
I have taken two vestibular rehabilitation courses taught by Jenni. I was able to practice the techniques immediately after taking the courses and have been able to successfully treat clients with dizziness. Jenni is also available to consult on challenging dizziness presentations which is an excellent bonus! Thank you Jenni!
I have attended 2 courses offered by Jenni, both of which were extremely informative. It is evident that Jenni is extremely knowledgable in the field of vestibular therapy and genuinely enjoys teaching her skills to others. The courses are interesting, and the knowledge can be applied immediately upon returning to clinic. Additionally, Jenni has made herself very approachable, and has been an amazing contact for me to discuss more complex cases in my caseload. My confidence in treating clients with vestibular disorders has significantly increased thanks to learning from Jenni!