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Vestibular Clinical Specialist Certification Denied

Posted by Christina Conner

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) recently announced that it denied the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy’s request to create a Vestibular Clinical Specialist Certification, stating that vestibular practice is a sub-specialty of neurology and not a specialty. However, there is currently no process for approval of a sub-specialty.

When vestibular patients come to VeDA for help, we strongly recommend that they find a healthcare provider with specialized training and experience diagnosing and/or treating vestibular disorders. How, they ask us, do I know if a provider has this expertise?

A Vestibular Clinical Specialist Certification would give patients the information they need to choose a physical therapist qualified to address their needs. VeDA supports the APTA’s continued efforts to pursue this certification.

Learn more about the ABPTS Neurology Specialty.

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