Course Description

Visual vertigo occurs when a patient feels off-balance, nauseous, or dizzy when viewing a visually busy environment. This can occur when a patient is driving or riding transportation, viewing a grocery store aisle, or even looking at a striped shirt worn by a co-worker. The causes of visual vertigo can vary, so in this course, […]
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Meet Your Presenter

Helena specializes in treating patients with neurologic, balance, and vestibular conditions. She received her psychology undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and graduated Cum Laude from Marquette University’s Doctoral Physical Therapy program in 2005. Helena passed her Vestibular Competency exam at Emory University in 2015, certified to treat Cervicogenic Dizziness in 2016. In 2017, she co-founded Vestibular First, a company which makes affordable infrared video goggles and educational tools. In 2018, Helena completed the clinical practice requirements and examination to attain the certification as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS). Dedicated to student education, she has served as a teaching assistant at Temple, Jefferson, Neumann, and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and holds an advanced clinical instructor certification. Helena has also presented at organizational and area Vestibular Special Interest Groups, Balance Center rounds at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Penn Medicine Mind Your Brain Conference. She recently recorded an on-demand 1-day BPPV course for Carrick Institute and co-presented at the 2021 APTA Combined Sections Meeting regarding dizziness triage in the home health environment. In short, Helena loves teaching and supporting all things vestibular!


  • This course has been Approved by CERS, an Approval Agency for the California Board of Physical Therapy. CERS Course Approval #: 21-50635-1.

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and differentiate visual vertigo and self-motion sensitivity.
  2. Describe proposed causes of visual vertigo.
  3. Provide strategies that can decrease visual vertigo in some individuals.
  4. Identify treatments that have been shown to be effective for visual vertigo.
  5. Describe the best care for these often complicated vestibular patients.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Define and differentiate visual vertigo and self-motion sensitivity
  • 0:10 - Describe proposed causes of visual vertigo
  • 0:15 - Provide strategies that can decrease visual vertigo in some individuals
  • 0:20 - Identify treatments that have been shown to be effective for visual vertigo
  • 0:40 - Case study of visual vertigo patient
  • 0:50 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Target Audience

PT, PTA, OT and OTAs who work with adults in an outpatient, home health, or inpatient rehabilitation setting.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until March 17, 2025.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is co-founder of Vestibular First, a company which makes affordable infrared video goggles and educational tools.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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