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Tips & Tricks To Determine if Nystagmus is Due to the Brain or Inner Ear

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Tips & Tricks To Determine if Nystagmus is Due to the Brain or Inner Ear

Tips & Tricks To Determine if Nystagmus is Due to the Brain or Inner Ear

This course includes
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Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in February 2023


Are you a busy clinician who:

  • Second guesses yourself when you see nystagmus?
  • Wants to know if the nystagmus you see is something to be concerned about?
  • Is interested in the field of vestibular therapy?
  • Simply likes to learn?

If any of these resonate with you, join Kregg Ochitwa, vestibular physiotherapist and founder of the North 49 Balance & Dizziness Centre, for this online course.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this online course you will be able to:

  1. Identify common vestibular disorders and the tests to help rule them in.
  2. Analyze eye movement patterns.
  3. Recognize if the nystagmus is coming from the inner ear or brain.

Bottom line: The goal of this course is to improve your understanding of nystagmus so you feel more confident in assessing dizziness and knowing when to refer. 


This course is appropriate for all physiotherapists (physical therapists) and any rehabilitation professional who works with individuals who suffer from dizziness, seniors, or anyone who has experienced a brain injury.



"Thank you so much for the great webinar on Tuesday night. I love the one-hour courses, where we just review one bite at a time. Very helpful and effective, thank you!" -Connie, PT

The instructors
Kregg Ochitwa

Kregg has been a registered physical therapist since 1995. Over the years his caseload has shifted from solely orthopedic to a mix of orthopedic and vestibular. With this background he has also established a reputation for treating concussion, having treated athletes in the NFL, CFL, college ranks, WHL, high school athletes, and the weekend warrior.

In 1998, he took his first course in the field of vestibular rehabilitation. In 2008, he completed all of the requirements of the Vestibular Rehabilitation: a competency based course at Emory University, Atlanta Georgia. Since then he has continued to take ongoing courses throughout North America in regards to orthopedics, traumatic brain injury, and vestibular therapy. He has also been asked to teach weekend courses and present at various conferences throughout North America and Europe.

In 2010, Kregg opened North 49 Physical Therapy in his hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The clinic has since grown from a staff of one to seven physical therapists, where over half of the caseload consists of patients with dizziness and/or balance issues.

Course Material included in this course
  • Tips & Tricks To Determine if Nystagmus is Due to the Brain or Inner Ear
  • Welcome
  • Oculomotor Test Summary Chart
  • Slides
  • Introduction
  • What is Nystagmus?
  • What Does Nystagmus Look Like?
  • What Elicits the Nystagmus?
  • 3 Ways to Determine if the Nystagmus with Dizziness is a Red Flag
  • Patient History
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • Feedback

This course is free for Embodia Members. You can learn more about the membership options available by visiting the Embodia membership pricing page.

Kregg Ochitwa has several other online courses available on Embodia. You can find all of his courses by visiting this page on Embodia Academy.

Note: Some of Kregg's courses have been approved for CEUs/CPDs for PTs in the US and South Africa. If a course has been approved, there will be a FAQ on the page that provides further information.


Once you have completed the course, a certificate of completion (including learning hours and course information) will be generated. You can download this certificate at any time. To learn more about course certificates on Embodia please visit this guide.

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