Epley maneuver

Diagnosis and Treatment of BPPV for Physical Therapy

I provided a lecture on BPPV for the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Southeastern District Meeting on March 9, 2016 and had a request to post it online.  Keep in mind that this was a one hour lecture for topic that is often taught in a full day.  Unfortunately the videos won’t work, however some of the BPPV videos on it along with many other excellent videos can be found on Dr. Timothy C. Hain’s website http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/sitedvd.htm.  Click here to download the lecture– Diagnosis and Treatment of BPPV for Physical Therapy 

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Epley Maneuver (modified) Video

The modified Epley maneuver (or canalith repositioning procedure) is the best treatment for the most common form of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).  For a detailed explanation of what BPPV is, how it causes vertigo, and why this treatment works, click here.

There are many videos on the internet on how to perform this treatment.  Many are done very well, however there are some that are inaccurate.  The technique shown in this video is taken directly from the evidenced based clinical practice guidelines put out by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and updated based on recent research.

Keep in mind there are many causes of vertigo and over a dozen different presentations of BPPV, many requiring different types of positional maneuvers for successful treatment.  Be sure to get properly evaluated by a healthcare provider with training in this area to make sure that this is the right treatment for the cause of your vertigo.  Since diagnosing and treating BPPV is one of our specialties we can do this for you at NPBTC.  If you or someone you know has vertigo or other forms of dizziness, call us to make an appointment.  

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