BalanceEar, Nose and ThroatHearing and Balance
By Kristen Janky, Au.D, Ph.D., CCC-A
One way of treating posterior canal BPPV is to do the half
somersault. Today we will be
demonstrating how to do the left half somersault. Initially you have the patient turn their
head so their nose is facing the ceiling.
Hold this position for 30 seconds.
Then you have the patient lean forward and put the top of their head to
the mat and hold this position for 30 seconds.
For left-sided BPPV, the patient will turn their head, so their chin is
towards their left elbow and hold this for 30 seconds. Then the patient will rise up halfway and
hold their head here for 30 seconds and then the patient will sit all the way
up with their head upright and the maneuver is finished.
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