Vertigo: Epley Maneuver Procedure

Ian C. Langtree Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2009/07/07 - Updated: 2022/05/31
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: The Epley maneuver for vertigo is also called the particle repositioning, canalith repositioning procedure, or modified liberatory maneuver. The Epley Exercise maneuver should be done by your doctor or physical therapist for safety, but can also be performed at home. The Epley maneuver procedure involves sequential movement of the head into four positions, staying in each position for roughly 30 seconds.

Introduction

This technique is used to manage BPPV, which involves sequential movement of the head into 4 positions.

Main Digest

Dizziness and Positional Vertigo are treatable with the non-invasive, non-drug procedure developed by Dr. John Epley and Dr. Dominic Hughes.

The Epley maneuver is also called the particle repositioning, canalith repositioning procedure, and modified liberatory maneuver and involves sequential movement of the head into four positions, staying in each position for roughly 30 seconds.

This treatment employs gravity to move the calcium build-up that causes the condition.

The Epley Exercise maneuver should be done by your doctor or physical therapist for safety, but can be performed at home.

Various treatment devices are available for performing the Epley Exercise maneuver at home.

The Epley maneuver procedure is as follows:

The entire procedure should be repeated 2 more times, for a total of 3 repetitions.

During each step of this procedure, you may experience some dizziness.

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