Practical, evidence-based training in vestibular assessment, treatment and rehabilitation


Saturday, 11th May 2024

About The Course

This course is all about understanding what we mean by dizziness and vertigo, and how we balance.  It will set dizziness within its bio-psycho-social context.

You'll be able to incorporate a basic vestibular examination into your usual neuro-musculo-skeletal assessment.  This means you'll be much better equipped to recognise the common peripheral vestibular disorders and differentiate these from central nervous system pathology.

You'll be able to diagnose and treat common variant positional vertigo (BPPV), as well as plan appropriate rehab programmes based on individual assessment and clinical reasoning, using the most appropriate outcome measures

Who's Eligible?

The training is suitable for all MSK practitioners (osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists).  There is no requirement for previous expertise in vestibular disorders.

About The Trainer

Alan Sealy BSc, MCSP


Alan is a hugely experienced physiotherapist, who specialises in vestibular rehabilitation.  He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1996, where he also took his post graduate manipulative therapy qualification in 1999.

After working initially within the NHS, and as a partner in private practice in Sheffield, Alan developed an early interest in dizziness and balance disorders and was invited to establish ‘Balanseklinikken’, in Oslo.

As the Director of Rehabilitation in Scandinavia’s busiest balance clinic, and more recently as Director of Aberdeen Balance Clinic, he has treated and helped over 7000 dizzy patients. This considerable experience is used in research and educational courses throughout Europe and the UK.

Alan has presented at a number of national and international conferences in the field of vestibular rehabilitation and has had papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Now based in Aberdeen, his time is split between his private practice, lecturing and research.

The course takes place on Saturday 11th May at APM's studio in Higham Ferrers.

We'll start at 9am and finish at 5pm, with a couple of breaks for refreshments and an hour for lunch.

This is a 1-day course.  The total fee is £190.
To make things easier, you can pay for this course in 2 monthly instalments.

Full Members, make sure you're logged in to activate an automatic £10 discount.

Your fee includes refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is not provided, but within a 2-minute walk, there are various shops, including a bakery, Co-op and coffee shops.


Academy of Physical Medicine
Charles Parker Building
Midland Road
Higham Ferrers
NN10 8DN

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The entrance is from the car park at the rear (you'll see our sign).
There's lots of free parking nearby, including our car park.  Please use the bays labelled 'Ashgrove Clinic' first. Nobody else is using the car park at the weekend.


Our policy is that we cannot guarantee a refund should you cancel later than one month before the course starts.  That said, we understand that circumstances change and problems can arise which are out of your control.  We'll do everything we can to fill your place, and if we're successful, then we'll refund your fee.

Similarly, if funds are an issue, let us know and we'll try to find a way to help.


Any Questions?

Hi there!  I'm Elaine, APM's Head of Keeping Things in Order, and if you have any questions at all just give me a call or drop me an email. I'll sort everything out for you!

Here are my details:

My direct line is: 01933 328150

My email address is:  [email protected]