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15 Neurology Hours 

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Understanding Nystagmus

“Never write about nystagmus, it will lead you nowhere.”
-Hermann Wilbrand

Understanding Nystagmus

Few topics in orthoptics and neuro- ophthalmology instill as much unease as nystagmus. Clinical confusion may be the result of exam findings that are difficult to interpret, coupled with complex and incompletely understood neuroanatomic pathways. Eye movement recordings have allowed definition of 47 types of nystagmus and new insights into their pathophysiology. 

This neurology primer will include the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, testing, interpretation, and treatment of nystagmus. Dr. Traster walks you through the most clinically relevant forms of nystagmus that you should know for your everyday practice. After completing this course you will be ready to better assess and manage patients ranging from post-concussion, dizziness, motion sensitivity, neck pain/stiffness, headaches, dysautonomia, and more.

Who is this class for?

Understanding Nystagmus will appeal to any healthcare practitioner who wants to leverage the visual-ocular system to assess and treat neurological conditions in their patient populations.

The healthcare professionals that can attend this program are MD, DC, DO, PT, OT, ATC, LMT, ND, LAc, PA, NP, and CA (If accompanied by DC).  

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Understanding nystagmus will allow you to serve patients with conditions such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Balance Disorders
  • Visual system disorders
  • Headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Developmental disorders
  • and more.
Why Learn about Nystagmus?

Those trained in understanding the visual-ocular system for the assessment and treatment of patient conditions have an opportunity to serve patients at higher levels.

This program will teach you:

  • anatomy and physiology of the visual-ocular system
  • how those eye movements will present in pathology (specific to nystagmus)
  • bedside and high-tech examination strategies
  • clinical significance of various nystagmus presentations and how it guides your treatment approach 

Nystagmus Course Objectives

Course Objectives

-Localizing nystagmus
-Guidelines for the bedside examination
-The nystagmus examination
-Clinical key points
-Nystagmus with visual dysfunction
-Nystagmus with intact vision
-Physiological nystagmus
-Positional nystagmus
-Provocative nystagmus testing
-Congenital nystagmus
-Infantile nystagmus
-Latent/Manifest nystasgmus
-Spasmus nutans syndrome
-Nystagmus blockage syndrome
-Acquired nystagmus
-Acquired nystagmus due to visual loss
-Vestibular nystagmus
-Gaze-evoked nystagmus
-End-point nystagmus
-Pendular nystagmus
-See-saw nystagmus
-Central vestibular nystagmus
-Downbeat nystagmus
-Upbeat nystagmus
-Torsional nystagmus
-Central positional nystagmus
-High gain instability nystagmus
-Vestibular tone imbalance
-Integrator leak nystagmus
-Dissociated nystagmus
-Convergence nystagmus
-Periodic alternating nystagmus
-Rebound nystagmus
-Circular, elliptical and oblique nystagmus
-Cervical nystagmus
-Muscle-paretic nystagmus
-Lid nystagmus
-Epileptic nystagmus
-Caloric nystagmus
-Rotational nystagmus
-Positional nystagmus
-Optokinetic nystagmus
-Drug/toxin induced nystagmus
-Nystagmus from acoustic neuroma
-Nystagmus from Wallenberg syndrome
-Ocular bobbing/dipping
-Voluntary nystagmus

Presenting Faculty

Dr. Traster is a globally recognized expert in the field of neurological rehabilitation. He lectures and consults for doctors of all specialties across the world relating to patients with a variety of neurological disorders. The conditions Dr. Traster works most with are dizziness, dysautonomia, brain injuries/concussions, chronic pain, headaches, walking/balance disorders, movement disorders, cognitive disorders, and developmental disorders

Dr. Traster was personally mentored as a student by the world-renowned Dr. Frederick Carrick. Dr. Traster is currently an assistant professor for the Carrick Institute and leads their Vestibular Rehabilitation Program as well as lecturing on other topics. Dr. Traster was named Instructor of the Year by the Carrick Institute in 2018. Dr. Traster also has over 45 peer-reviewed case studies published in mainstream neurology medical journals.⁣ Dr. Traster received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University, a Chiropractic degree and a Masters degree from Life University, and holds the highest level of education in Functional Neurology by attaining his diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology / Functional Neurology through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies.

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Course Information

Course Level
Beginner / Intermediate


Included In Your Tuition
10 Neurology Hours - Approved for ACNB & ACFN

Receive any future updates to the course videos or other materials
All-Access to the digital recording of the class

All-Access to the flipped classroom material and online videos, including updates. The clinical applications will be organized and updated so you can easily find them, review them, and implement them in practice.
Re-attendance – Retake the class on-site, via Livestream, or via online, self-paced learning as many times as you’d like as an audit.*

3 months of unlimited access to Medline

Re-attendance policy: Scholars who have registered and completed this program have the ability to re-attend the course with no additional fee. When re-attending a course, the scholar will not receive continuing education credits and will receive an audit. Carrick Institute is not responsible for providing new materials for class audits, including but not limited to manuals, shirts, equipment, etc. If manuals have been updated since the original attendance date, the updated materials will be available via PDF on the scholar’s online portal. If the scholar would like to purchase a new paper manual, they may do so before the course start date.

Due to the limited seats for this program. Re-attendance for this in-person module is only available for registration 14 days in advance. If you would like to reserve a seat for this course please email

The All-access and re-attendance as part of your  tuition are specific to this program. The re-attendance is considered an audit of the course material and does not yield CE or CEU credits. It does transfer to other programs offered by the Carrick Institute.


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Continuing Education​

Continuing education requirements to maintain certification status through a professional association are usually separate from the state board’s requirements. In order to maintain your certification status in your state please submit a State Continuing Education Application Form.

*We cannot guarantee approval for individual state CEUS. Each state has different rules and regulations. State Applications need to be submitted at least 90 days prior to the state date of your course*

Recertification / Diplomate Requirements: All Carrick Institute courses are approved by the ACFN & ACNB.


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