Drs. Susan Whitney & R.J Williams come onto HET Podcast to talk about numerous vestibular rehabilitation pearls and considerations along with discussing the current issues regarding vestibular education in physical therapy.

Susan’s Email Address: whitney@pitt.edu  

Susan’s Information Page: https://www.shrs.pitt.edu/people/susan-whitney 

R.J’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/williams.rj 

R.J’s Information Page: https://ptonice.com/a-rj-williams/ 


Vestibular Disorders Association Website:  https://vestibular.org/

Vestibular Disorders Association Resources: https://vestibular.org/resources-professionals/build-your-practice 

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Website: https://www.entnet.org/

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Practice Guidelines: https://www.entnet.org/content/clinical-practice-guidelines

APTA Vestibular Clinical Practice Guidelines: https://www.ptnow.org/clinical-practice-guideline-detail/vestibular-rehabilitation-peripheral-vestibular-hy

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Website: http://www.neuropt.org/

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Vestibular Special  Interest Group: http://www.neuropt.org/special-interest-groups/vestibular-rehabilitation

Journal of Vestibular Research: https://www.jvr-web.org/

International Headache Society Guidelines: https://www.ihs-headache.org/ichd-guidelines

APTA Vestibular SIG Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/apta-vestibular-sig-podcast-supported-by-academy-neurologic/id1258403688?mt=2

The JNPT Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jnpt-podcast/id363548369?mt=2

InTouch PT Blog (Harrison Vaughn): https://intouchpt.wordpress.com/author/intouchpt/

Emory Vestibular Courses/Certification: https://www.emorydpt.org/ce-about-us/live-courses/

Susan Whitney’s Medbridge Courses: https://www.medbridgeeducation.com/about/instructor/susan-whitney-doctor-of-physical-therapy-phd-ncs-atc-fapta 

Vestibular EDGE: http://www.neuropt.org/professional-resources/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations/vestibular-disorders 


Evidence Mentioned






Clinical Resources

Post Concussion Symptom Scale: https://hawaiiconcussion.com/downloads/Post-Concussion-Symptom-Scale.pdf

Vestibular/Ocular-Motor Screening (VOMS) for Concussion: https://www.physiotherapyalberta.ca/files/vomstool.pdf

The Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire: http://www.tbi-impact.org/cde/mod_templates/12_F_06_Rivermead.pdf

Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test: http://www.biact.org/assets/uploads/files/Conference/Annual%20Conference%20Archives/Buffalo%20Concussion%20Treadmill%20Test%20Manual%20-%20edits.pdf

HINTS (Head-Impulse—Nystagmus—Test-of-Skew): https://wikem.org/wiki/EBQ:HINTS_Exam



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Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh, her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and her DPT from MGH Institute of the Health Sciences. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is the Program Director of the Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Whitney has authored or co-authored over 120  articles on Medline, most of which relate to vestibular rehabilitation, plus has co-authored a book related to dizziness and balance disorders. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology and she is a member of the American Physical Therapy Associations Board of Directors.


RJ Williams is the COO of FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers, Las Vegas and has been practicing physical therapy since 2013. At the start of his career he was heavily focused in the areas of neurological health, specifically vestibular rehabilitation, but has since expanded his skill set to encompass musculoskeletal and wellness prevention services. RJ guest lectures on the topics of vestibular at several PT and PTA programs as well as serving as adjunct facility at Touro University teaching the concepts of vestibular anatomy, pathology, and neurorehabilitation for dizziness disorders. RJ also serves as the Vice President of the Nevada Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. RJ utilizes his passion for fitness and orthopedics to present a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to the management of vestibular and balance related cases.