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BPPV - Becoming a Rock Star at Treating the Lateral Canal

BPPV - Becoming a Rock Star at Treating the Lateral Canal

BPPV - Becoming a Rock Star at Treating the Lateral Canal

Sep 14, 2022 - 20:00 (EDT)
60 minutes


BPPV is the most common cause of dizziness across the lifespan.

Despite this, BPPV is not well understood by health care practitioners, especially when it comes to treating the lateral (horizontal) canal. This leads to poor outcomes and frustration for both the patient and practitioner. 

But, it does not have to be this way!

In this free webinar, we will use a case study to develop a step-by-step approach to improve your confidence and outcomes in treating BPPV.


Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar, each participant should be able to take a history and understand bedside clinical tests to help rule in BPPV affecting the lateral canal. Then, based on the assessment be able to determine:

  • Which ear is affected (this can be a challenge at times, but we have some tricks that we will share with you).
  • Determine if canalith repositioning techniques, liberatory maneuvers, or further investigation is warranted.
  • Expectations for outcomes and timelines for treatment. 



This 60-minute webinar is appropriate for all physical therapists and any health care practitioner who works with people dealing with dizziness, unsteadiness, concussion, or any head trauma. 



A flow chart for treating BPPV will be available to all webinar participants. 

There will also be a draw for a FREE 3D fluid-filled inner ear model from Vestibular First (valued at $125 USD).

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 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 the North 49 Balance & Dizziness Centre in his hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The clinic has since grown from a staff of one to seven physical therapists, where well over half of the caseload consists of patients with dizziness and/or balance issues.

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