Date of Award
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
Vertigo -- diagnosis; Vertigo -- therapy
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder of the peripheral vestibular system presenting with nystagmus and vertigo. Other symptoms experienced include nausea, vomiting, and balance disturbances. The purpose of this paper is to review diagnostic and rehabilitation techniques currently being utilized. First, the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral vestibular system will be explained. Next, the diagnostic procedures performed by a physician as well as a physical therapist will be discussed. Following, current rehabilitative techniques will be explored. In conclusion is the author's opinion of the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
Anderson, Jennifer, "The Diagnosis and Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" (2000). Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects. 16.