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Vestibular Therapy and Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Vestibular Therapy and Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Vestibular Therapy and Common Pitfalls to Avoid

This course includes
48:25 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in May 2024


In regards to vestibular therapy can you relate to any of these:

  • You attended a vestibular therapy course, it seemed straightforward during the course, but now that you are back in the clinic it does not seem so.
  • You have taken training in this field, but you feel isolated as there is no one you can bounce ideas off of.
  • You attended a course, but as it has been a while and you do not see a lot of vestibular patients you have some gaps in trying to remember what you learned.
  • You are dabbling in the area of vestibular therapy.
  • Or, you simply enjoy learning and want to improve your understanding of vestibular therapy.

Let’s face it, vestibular therapy, while rewarding, is a challenging field. We get it. Given this, we want to share what we have observed over the years regarding common pitfalls with vestibular therapy.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Differentiate if nystagmus is due to a vestibular condition or a false positive finding.
  2. Identify why your treatment for BPPV, vestibular hypofunction and concussion might not be effective. 

Our bottom line is that by attending this course we will uncover some potential blind spots that may be impacting your confidence and outcomes.  


This is a foundational/intermediate-level vestibular therapy online course for physical therapists and any other medical practitioners who see patients with dizziness.

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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Common Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Welcome!
  • Slides
  • Gaze Evoked Nystagmus
  • Positional Testing
  • Treatment
  • Summary
  • Questions
  • Feedback

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.

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.


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