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Dubai - UAE
9-10 December, 2023

Dizziness and Balance Rehabilitation Clinic


The dizziness and balance rehabilitation clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment and implementing effective treatment strategies in individuals with dizziness, vertigo, and balance disorders. Continuing education is provided to healthcare professionals on a regular basis through our courses and seminars.

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Bernard is a Physiotherapist (University of Toronto) who has been assessing and treating orthopaedic and neurological clients for over 30 years. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and since 1993, exclusively in the private sector, both in British Columbia and Ontario. In 1997, he became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. He has completed numerous courses in orthopaedics as well as vestibular rehabilitation and in 2001, completed a competency based, certification course in vestibular rehabilitation. He has been assessing and treating clients with vestibular dysfunctions since 1995. He is the founder of the Dizziness and Balance Rehab Clinic.


Bernard Tonks during the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia Event (28:58 - 59:32)

Basic Vestibular Rehab Course

Comprehensive evidence based introductory course

Course Content:

- General Anatomy of the Vestibular System.

- Pathophysiology of Vestibular Disorders.

  • Etiology.

  • Signs and symptoms of unilateral vestibular lesions (UVL), bilateral vestibular lesions (BVL), and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

- Differential Diagnosis of the Dizzy Patient:

  • Cervicogenic dizziness.

  • Whiplash and the dizzy patient.

  • VR and concussion.

- Critical Elements of the Clinical Examination:

  • Oculomotor exam.

  • Motion sensitivity testing.

  • Balance and gait assessment.

- BPPV Assessment and Treatment.

- Treatment of UVL and BVL

- Case Studies and Practical Time, Lots of Videos

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Advanced Vestibular Rehab Course

This one day course is appropriate for therapists who have taken an introductory course and either have not had the opportunity to implement their knowledge extensively or would like to review and enhance their skills.

Course Content:

A review of the assessment and treatment of BPPV, UVL and BVL clients. Lecture and practical sessions

  • ​Pathophysiology of selected otologic and non otologic causes of dizziness not reviewed in detail during the introductory course. Examples: central dizziness, (migraine associated vertigo), and SCD. In particular, the role of vestibular rehab in concussion management will be presented.

  • Advances in the assessment and treatment of these pathologies as well as cervicogenic dizziness.

  • Videos of nystagmus and oculomotor findings.

  • A variety of case studies will be presented

  • Review quiz


Early bird registration (Before 9 November 2023): AED 2300
Normal registration : AED 2500

For registration:

1-Fill the attached online form

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2-Submit the course fee:

A- Via bank transfer to the following bank account within UAE:

Account Number: 12097145820001
IBAN: AE41 0030 0120 9714 5820 001
Bank Name: ADCB Bank (Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank)

Early bird registration

B- Via online

2300 AED

3-Send a proof of payment (screenshot or payment acknowledgment receipt) to or Official WhatsApp number: 00971 0502051448

4-You will receive confirmation within 24 hours with details of online learning access.

For inquiries and payments within the United Arab Emirates

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Registration Process-  
1.     Fee Submission:
Please note that you may either pay the full fee in one go to attend this course or make an initial down payment of AED 1,000 to book your seat. In the latter case, the remainder of the payment is to be fulfilled before the course starts or in paid cash on the course day. 

    A.    Full Payment:

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