A knowledge centre for vestibular clinicians

We know you have full and demanding jobs, and often work in isolation from other vestibular therapists and peers. .  So we’ve made it easier to stay up to date with vestibular developments by offering you this curated space to review clinical evidence, the latest studies and training and development opportunities.

Our VestiCOMMS newsletter goes out every quarter, jam-packed with the latest research, courses, conferences and profiles on vestibular clinicians.  To stay in touch with all things vestibular, subscribe here.



Evidence Supporting the Clinical Use of Video Frenzel Goggles

Quimby et al (2018) “Usage of the HINTS exam and neuroimaging in the assessment of peripheral vertigo in the emergency department” Journal of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery; 47(1)

Tarnutzer et al. (2011) “Does my dizzy patient have a stroke? A systematic review of bedside diagnosis in acute vestibular syndrome” CMAJ, 183(9)

Jonathan A. Edlow, MD, Kiersten L. Gurley, MD, and David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PHD, “A new diagnostic approach to the adult patient with acute dizziness” J Emerg Med. 2018 Apr; 54(4): 469-483.

Anoh-Tanon MJ et al “Vertigo is an understated symptom of ocular discorders: dizzy children do not always need an MRI” Pediatric Neurology 2000; 23(1):49-53

Baba S, Fukumoto A, Aoyagi M, Koizumi Y, Ikezono T, Yagi T.  “A comparative study on the observation of spontaneous nystagmus with frenzel glasses and an infrared CCD camera” (2004). Journal of Nippon Medical School. 71 (1): 25-29.

Christy JB et al “Reliability and diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests of vestibular function for children”. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014; 26(2) 180-189

Newman-Toker DE1, Saber Tehrani AS, Mantodoudis G, Pula JH, Gueded CI, Kerber KA, Blitz A, Ying SH, Hsieh YH, Rothman RE, Hanley DF, Zee DS, Kattah JC, “Quantitative video-oculography to help diagnose stroke in acute vertigo and dizziness: toward an ECG for the eyes” Stroke. 2013 Apr;44(4): 1158-61. Doi: 10.1161/ 2013 Mar 5.

Ruckenstein MJ, Shepard N. (2000) “Balance function testing: a rational approach.” Practical Issues in the Management of the Dizzy and Balance Disorder Patient. 33 (3): 507-517.

U Reker, “Peripheral-vestibular spontaneous nystagmus. Analysis of reproducibility and methodologies” Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology, 1980, 226(4), 225‐237 From Cochrane Library, accessed 4/3/19

Eye Movement Recording Devices, Timothy C. Hain MD, Web. Accessed 3 March 2019

Frenzel Goggles, Timothy C. Hain MD, Web, Accessed 3 March 2019



by Dr Danielle Tate



Vestibular competency and qualification

The Australian Physiotherapy Association offers advanced training and collegial support for vestibular physiotherapists.

Vestibular Education Australia create vestibular courses (including competency-based courses) to provide participants with the latest evidence, practical skills and knowledge.  Keep an eye on this site: VEA competency courses fill quickly!

Providing a range of vestibular courses and great support.

AVESTA Is an informal association of vestibular rehabilitation practitioners in Australia offering information and access to further vestibular education. Follow the link to access their great newsletter.

Hub Academia offers the ability to participate and learn in an online environment with elearning modules.

Provide online options for Vestibular Assessment and Management training.



Keep your vestibular skills up to date


16 Oct 21 - ONLINE

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is hosting an online workshop run by Sue Whitney from the University of Pittsburgh. Learn more about vestibular approaches to mild traumatic brain injury and BPPV.


11-12 Dec 2021 – QLD

This two-day event aims to introduce physiotherapists to common vestibular disorders such as BPPV, vestibular neuritis/labyrinthitis, Ménière's Disease, Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction, Migraine Associated Dizziness, and central vestibular pathologies.


5-6 Mar 2022 – NSW

Details on this course are yet to be announced.



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Our VestiCOMMS newsletter goes out every quarter, jam-packed with the latest vestibular research, courses, conferences and clinician profiles.  Stay in touch with all things vestibular.



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