Courses that Build off Each Other to Reach a CNSI Certification
Brainstem & Vestibular Rehab
Have confidence in treating balance disorders and headache/migraines. Learn how to effectively provide vestibular input and training as well as how it relates to proprioception and posture to train the brain out of sensory processing dysfunction. Develop an understanding of how these vestibular and brainstem dysfunctions can lead to other symptoms, such as anxiety and in-attentiveness.
The therapist will have their own resource binder for reference and after completing the post-exam, the occupational therapist will be registered as a CNSI Practitioner- level 2.
Vestibular: when it’s not BPPV
- Dizziness and Giddiness
- Peripheral vs Central Vestibular Processing
- Sensory Processing Dysfunction
Brainstem: pons, vestibular nuclei, mesencephalon
- Vertical plane
Cranial Nerve Testing
Mood, Movement, and Neuro Fatigue
Learn the signs of overstimulation and how to provide the “just-right” amount of input. Assess for signs of basal ganglia involvement, including tics, intentional tremors, and rigidity of movement. Become knowledgeable regarding adding basal ganglia input to your treatments. After completing the post-exam, the occupational therapist will be registered as a CNSI Practitioner- level 3.
Avoiding patient crash, including headaches, nausea
- Tics and Movement disorders
- Perceived versus Actual
Peripheral vs Central Nervous System Evaluation and Management
Effectively identify when your findings are peripheral impairments versus a central nervous system deficit. After completing the post-exam, the occupational therapist will be registered as a CNSI Practitioner- level 4.
Tightness (central) vs Weakness (peripheral)
Impingement vs Brain
Spinal and Autonomic Disorders
Identify the disorders and become comfortable discussing the pathology and providing treatment interventions. Gather judgement as to when and where to refer clients. After completing the post-exam, the occupational therapist will be registered as a CNSI Practitioner- level 5.
Systemic Pathology and Its Effect on Neuro Rehab
Have confidence in identifying the first signs of disease, such as MS, as well as systematic issues that would affect your outcomes. Learn how to gather resources in your area and find practitioners for referrals. Guide your clients to appropriate practitioners based on their specialty and your findings. Become a CNSI Certified Practitioner and expert in Neuro Rehab! Potentially gain employment as a consultant for new CNSI practitioners.