A Field Guide to BPPV

Imagine having a resource at your fingertips for treating the common and atypical forms of BPPV.

This 6.5 hour online course was developed to be a "Go To", easy to access resource, combining evidence-base and years of clinical experience. 

The  entire  course (i.e. lessons, "How To" videos, "Cheat Sheets", patient handouts, references) is downloadable so you can put in a file on your computer desktop to access when needed.


Are you just starting out in the field of vestibular therapy? Or, maybe you have been treating BPPV for years, but still second guess yourself when treating the lateral canal, or maybe you are not sure what options there are to treat the anterior canal.

Our goal with this course is that you will no longer need to:

  • Perform a Google search hoping for answers.
  • Try to figure out where that info was in the course manual you took a couple of years ago. 
  • Look for the next course to help you manage the more challenging types of BPPV. 
  • Have to wait for a colleague to get help.
  • Or, have to refer to another clinician altogether. 

With this online course let's change that.

"It is so much easier to understand and remember when the why's are explained. Understanding why something works just makes such a difference."

Physical Therapist

Course Details

After taking this module you will have a clear picture of how common BPPV is, the anatomy/physiology of the vestibular system relating to BPPV, and the theories behind what BPPV is. 


  • To the point literature review regarding the prevalence and impact of BPPV on individuals and their community.
  • Great educational resources such as "Cheat Sheets" and the latest clinical practice guidelines.
  • Quiz to help reinforce the material reviewed. Don’t worry you will ace it.

Note: References and slide handouts will be provided in each lesson as a PDF download.

In this module we review effective techniques to assess for BPPV affecting all three semicircular canals in each ear. 


  • Multiple “Cheat Sheet” PDF downloads that will be a quick reference for you during your busy day. 
  • Multiple downloadable "How To" videos along with videos demonstrating what happens anatomically with the assessment techniques.
  • Introduction in how to analyze nystagmus. 
  • PDF downloads of Functional Outcome Measures specific to dizziness and unsteadiness. 
  • Video and audio downloads of each lesson. 

Building from module 2, this module provides multiple options to treat the different forms of BPPV affecting each canal.


  • Multiple “Cheat Sheet” PDF downloads that will be a quick reference for you during your busy day.
  • Multiple downloadable "How To" videos along with videos demonstrating what happens anatomically with the treatment techniques.
  • Video and audio downloads of each lesson.  
  • Written step by step instructions for each treatment technique.
  • Downloadable PDF handouts for your patients. 

This module provides material to reinforce what is covered in the previous modules through tutorials, case studies (includes recordings of actual sessions), and a list of our "Go To" resources.


6.5 hours for PTs in the USA as outlined below.

Redefine Health Education (RHE) has contracted with our organization to offer this course.
RHE is a registered CE approval agency of the PT Board of California, a rule approved CE provider of the PT Board of Florida (#50-32784), a licensed CE sponsor of physical therapy continuing education by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) (#216.000360), an approved continuing competence provider by the APTA North Carolina (#21-0729-025), an  approved CE provider of the PT Board of New Mexico, and an approved CE provider of the PT Board of Oklahoma (#BAP202310010). In addition to the aforementioned jurisdictions, courses approved by other state boards & APTA chapters will be accepted for licensure credit in all the jurisdictions listed on this webpage: www.redefinehealthed.com/ceuinfo. If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry including the course title in which you are interested, to [email protected].
*If you are a Florida licensee, this is the CE Broker approval# for this course is 20-925908.

 In order to qualify for the CE hours you must complete the entire course and pass the exam.

Currently, the course is not accredited in: DC, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Texas & West Virginia. 

We are constantly growing our list of where we can offer CE hours for this course. If you would like us to get this course accredited in your province or state, reach out to us by email at [email protected] or by calling Kregg at 306-343-7776.

"I've taken a few weekend courses and webinars on BPPV and thought that my foundations were solid. This course was able to fill in gaps I didn't know were there, and allow me to be more confident with difficult cases."

Physical Therapist

Want to Turn This Into a Hybrid Course?

We can tailor a hybrid course to meet your needs. Whether it is going through all of the techniques covered in this course, or learning about the management of conditions such as vestibular hypofunction, Meniere's Disease, motion sensitivity, PPPD, vestibular migraines, and concussion. We can also review how to take your marketing strategies to the next level. 

Call Kregg at 306-343-7776, so we can work together to develop a course specific to your needs. 


If this is what you have been looking for Let's Get Started. If you are still unsure, no worries, keep on reading. We want to make sure that this course is right for YOU.


Common questions people ask before enrolling for this course:

Ideally, one-on-one mentoring or an in-person course with a good instructor to participant ratio is the best way to get feedback on your skills. However, barriers to this such as course availability, along with the cost of your time and money can make this a challenge. We understand this as we have been there.

So, to address this with an online  course we have developed easy to follow step by step written and video “How To” instructions of all of the techniques outlined in this course. You can simply download them immediately after the course to practice with your peers. We encourage you not wait for the first patient to give it a try. Be ready beforehand with the feedback of your peer. If there are still questions about your technique, we have online mentoring available.

Alternatively, you can contact us and we can make this a hybrid course, where we are able to come in and review all of the techniques outlined in this course, answer questions, and potentially perform a live patient demonstration. We can also combine it with our Understanding Dizziness 101 online course and in-person modules that include treating a vestibular loss, PPPD, Meniere's, vestibular migraines, concussion, etc. We can also provide mentoring on how to market your services. 

With all of that being said, assessing dizziness is not like assessing an ACL tear. With an ACL tear the ability to set up the test and feel  joint play is vital. With dizziness we need to know how to set up the test, then know what to observe for and interpret our observations.

There are pros and cons of a weekend and online course. A weekend course allows for more dialogue, time to ask questions, and training specific to the needs of the group. As indicated previously, as long as there is a good instructor to participant ratio, this will also allow the instructor to ensure that each participant can perform the techniques correctly. The cons of a weekend course are the limited availability, time and expense.  

Some of the pros of an online course are:

  • The ability to proceed at your own pace when you want. Life is busy, we get that. We have therefore made it easy to start and stop when you like by breaking the course into modules and bite size lessons that are easy to get through. Who likes reading a book without chapters? Online courses should be no different.  
  • You have unlimited access to the entire course for as long as we are around (we could promise for life, but we may be older than you). Let’s face it, when we go to a weekend course or conference how much of the information do we remember a month later? To maximize your learning we actually want you to go over the material again from time to time.
  • The ability to do the course with peers or coworkers. This can be a HUGE saving. Instead of sending multiple staff to courses, with an online course you can pay once and have all of your team go through the course. Or, you and a few friends can pay for the course and divvy up the cost. The certificate of completion will, however, be made out to the one who originally enrolled in the course. Do not feel guilty doing this. We actually recommend it knowing that there is a BIGGER plus to this in that you can review and practice all of the techniques with those who are taking the course with you. 
  • This course has LOADS of downloadables that are not standard with a traditional course. These include PDFs of the slides, instructional videos, "Cheat Sheets", and more.
  • Less time and financial investment. There is no need to travel which will incur costs for transportation, accommodation, eating out, and potential loss of income while attending a course. Maybe, more importantly is your time. We only have 24 hours given to us each day and an online course frees time as there is no need to travel. That means more time to do what is important to you. 

You will have unlimited access to the course from the date of enrolment. There is no expiry date. 

For the investment of 6.5 hours and the cost of the course you will have unlimited, 24/7 access to the online course which will include:

  • PDF downloads of the slides that you can reference as needed.
  • Multiple “cheat sheets” for rapid access during your busy day.
  • Numerous downloadable "How To" videos with written instructions of all of the techniques covered in the course. 
  • Video demonstrations of positive vestibular ocular findings associated with BPPV. 
  • A literature review with a PDF of the references. 
  • FREE access to our course updates. 

Bottom line, our goal is that you feel confident in your skillset and experience improved patient outcomes along with an increased demand for your services with this patient population should you choose.

We also envision care providers downloading the course or their "Go To" portions of the course onto a file on their desk top to access as needed. Life is busy and we need easy access to information. That is why we made the entire program downloadable. 

Kregg Ochitwa BScPT, CWCE, CredMDT will be the course facilitator.

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. Kregg is also part of the Huskie Care Coalition for student athletes at the University of Saskatchewan. 

He first started taking vestibular therapy courses in 1998 and 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. 

Kregg looks forward to sharing what he has learned on his journey over the years. 

A Field Guide to BPPV Was Created for You If:

  1. You are a practitioner who sees a need in this area, but have never actually seen anyone with BPPV.
  2. You are a practitioner who has dabbled in this area and feels limited due to your lack of training.
  3. You have been treating this patient population for years, but still second guess yourself with which direction to go when the lateral canal is involved, or even what options there are to treat the rare cases of anterior canal BPPV.
  4. You have treated hundreds of patients with BPPV, but would like to see what others have learned along the way and see if it can improve your outcomes. 
  5. You are looking for an area to specialize in, be your niche, and set you apart from your competitors. 
  6. You are considering ways to improve the quality of life for those in your community. 
  7. You simply love to learn about vestibular rehabilitation. 

If any of this resonates with you, it would be our honour to have you join us in A Field Guide to BPPV.


Some Things You May Not Have Considered

Even if you have taken some training and seen patients with BPPV, ongoing training can:

1) Enhance your knowledge, skill set, and overall confidence. We have all picked up techniques from here and there, but sometimes forget when to use them or how to actually do them correctly. Or, we may feel unsure about our knowledge base or skill set altogether. This course will develop a framework to allow you to improve your clinical reasoning and  skill set, resulting in increased confidence to address this unique patient population. 

2) Improve your patient outcomes and more importantly their quality of life. Besides making a living, this should be what fuels us to go to work each day. With increased knowledge and skillset your outcomes should improve. What a sense of accomplishment you will feel each time you look back and see how you made an impact on someones quality of life. 

3) Increase your profile and reputation in dealing with this patient population. This can lead to an increased referral base, valuable partnerships, and all sorts of exciting and unexpected opportunities that add to you or your clinics overall income. 

Even though the reasons to pursue ongoing education is clear the process involved can be anything but. Things get in the way. We get it:

  • Limited accessibility due to limited courses, locations, times as well as the cost involved. 
  • Sometimes it is also easy to give up when we experience failure and have limited support. 
  • Also, life can be BUSY. 

"I've taken a few weekend courses and webinars on BPPV and thought that my foundations were solid. This course was able to fill in gaps I didn't know were there, and allow me to be more confident with difficult cases."

Physical Therapist

"It is so much easier to understand and remember when the why's are explained. Understanding why something works just makes such a difference."

Physical Therapist

" I really like how the lessons are split up, making one video for the theories and another one for the facts make it easy for the listener to understand what they are going to learn so they can listen intently. "


"This course was fantastic!! It covers everything I need to know to confidently and effectively treat BPPV in any canal. I liked the variety of media used, (PowerPoint presentation, live demonstration and explanation using an anatomical model). I can't wait to start using what I learned in clinic right away."

Physical Therapist

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