Vestibular Anatomy & Role in Eye Movements

Course Description:
The vestibular system is a complex apparatus principally responsible for balance and detection of body position. Input from the vestibular system informs neurological responses that control corrective movements of the body and eyes to maintain desired position. Dysfunction of the vestibular system can result in poor balance and involuntary eye movements, similar to symptoms expected of drug intoxication.

This course will introduce anatomy of the vestibular system, explain basic function of its major elements, and explore the role of the vestibular system in eye movements. The instructor will provide several demonstrative videos and guided interpretation to assist in understanding the general origin of different types of spontaneous eye movements.
Recommended Learners:
Kregg Ochitwa

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. See full bio. 

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