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BPPV Feature – Assessing and Treating Dizziness

BPPV Feature – Assessing and Treating Dizziness

BPPV Feature – Assessing and Treating Dizziness

This course includes
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This course was recorded in October 2021


Join Cheryl Wylie, Certified Vestibular Physiotherapist, in this 3-hour on-demand course to learn how to assess and treat the most common cause of vertigo, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

BPPV is a condition of the inner ear which causes episodes of dizziness, vertigo and imbalance. It can be a large risk factor for falls and can greatly degrades one quality of life. As our population ages, there is more demand for management of this condition, which has changed the scope of practitioners treating it. Not all therapists are interested in taking post-graduate courses to learn the full scope of vestibular rehabilitation, but many understand the importance of recognizing BPPV, and the value of being able to resolve it. Take this opportunity to learn about BPPV in its full capacity and add this to your toolkit to help a greater population.


Learning Objectives 

Module 1: Introduction

  • Explain and simplify the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system in relation to BPPV.
  • Discuss the mechanisms behind BPPV.
  • Learn what nystagmus is and why it occurs.
  • Understand BPPV variations, specifically posterior and horizontal BPPV and canalithiasis and cupulolithiasis BPPV.

Module 2: Assessments and Testing

  • Review key components to subjective history taking with a dizzy patient.
  • Understand the typical and atypical signs and symptoms of BPPV.
  • Learn about Ewald’s Law and nystagmus, two important aspects of BPPV diagnosis.
  • Learn how to complete BPPV tests including the Dix-Hallpike and the Head Roll Test with easy-to-follow videos and practitioners tips for in clinic and virtual testing.
  • Develop the skills to interpret assessment findings and generate a diagnosis.

Module 3: BPPV Treatment

  • Learn a variety of treatment maneuvers and how to select which maneuver is best for which condition.
  • Learn a variety of maneuvers including the Epley, Semont, BBQ Roll, Gufoni and Casani Maneuver.
  • Discuss post-treatment guidelines and how to educate your patient for home.
  • Understand recurrence of BPPV, prevention, and repeated management.

Module 4: Resources and Questions

  • Various resources are discussed including our BPPV Resource Package, the Healing Vertigo App, and more.
  • Listen to the questions and answers from our live webinar – an hour worth of Q&A from practitioners like yourself!

Bonus Content

  • As this course has been run a few times live, we have included these recordings as additional free value to you. This includes advanced tips for BPPV testing and updated slides as new information comes available.



  • This online course is intended for anyone in the healthcare industry who is interested in learning about BPPV. No previous knowledge of vestibular rehabilitation is required, as this course is designed to take you from beginner to advanced within one course.
  • Vestibular and concussion therapists who are looking to understand Embodia’s vestibular exercise platform, education material, and resources will also find this of value.


What is Included

  • PDF downloads of the lesson slides with updated versions available as this course is repeated.
  • Video demonstrations of all testing and treatment maneuvers. These are the same videos made available in the accompanying BPPV Resource Package which you can use directly with your patients on Embodia.
  • Animated nystagmus videos to aid with learning.
  • Links to resources and tools to reinforce the material covered.


Course Testimonials

- "This was awesome, thank you Cheryl! The first BPPV webinar I've stayed engaged in"

- "Thank you so much. Very efficient and clear. Best webinar I have attended in quite some time."

- "Such a great presentation Cheryl. Thanks for these incredibly succinct and accessible tools."

- "This was the best webinar I've ever taken. Thanks so much. This is a fascinating topic. I have learned a lot!"

- "Better than any BPPV course I've attended!"


Post-Course Follow Up

Once you have completed this course and start treating people with BPPV, you are likely going to have questions! Cheryl has done a one hour webinar on common BPPV questions and answers them in a fun and engaging way. And keep your eye out as there will likely be more open Q&As to come!

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Follow-Up: Answering Your Questions


BPPV Resource Package

 As part of this course, you will also be introduced to Embodia’s BPPV Resource Package. This includes the following:

  • Access to all BPPV tests and treatment videos which will be added to your Embodia Exercise Library. These videos are designed as exercise videos, speaking directly to the patient to guide them through the test or treatment. This can be used as a resource with telehealth appointments or can be printed off as follow-up care after a treatment session.
  • A Practitioner’s BPPV Flow Chart. This chart is the simplest and easiest to follow BPPV flow chart available, including step-by-step directions for all treatment maneuvers for quick access in a clinic setting.
  • BPPV Patient Education Handout, designed to educate your patient about their BPPV, and reduce anxiety and fear around the condition.


Healing Vertigo App: An Interactive BPPV Resource Tool

Healing Vertigo is an App designed to walk you through the assessment and treatment of BPPV. It uses the same patient-directed videos and treatment logic flow discussed in this webinar and resource package, making it a seamless resource for you and your patients. Use it as a practitioner treatment guide with your BPPV patients or recommend it to you patient's post-treatment for self-management of this condition. It reduces the challenge of BPPV treatment significantly and gives you and your patients more confidence in taking on this condition. 

Visit the Healing Vertigo Website or YouTube Channel to learn more!

Get the App! Healing Vertigo is available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store



Connect with Cheryl anytime to ask questions, clarify points, or just discuss BPPV!

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The instructors
Cheryl Wylie
MSc(PT), Vestibular Physiotherapist, Co-Founder of Healing Vertigo

Cheryl Wylie is a registered physiotherapist, receiving her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2010. Prior to this she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. She continued her education and completed with success the Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency-Based Course in Atlanta, GA hosted by Emory University and the American Physical Therapy Association. Since then, she has taken ongoing courses with a focus on vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, as well as shared her knowledge through in-services and lectures both locally and abroad.

Cheryl is passionate about increasing accessibility of physiotherapy services and has developed an App and YouTube Channel called Healing Vertigo. These platforms increase awareness of BPPV and provide testing and treatment videos to assist patients and practitioners alike in the treatment of this condition.

Course Material included in this course
  • Welcome and Resources
  • Welcome!
  • Course Slides
  • Resources and References
  • Introduction Free
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Explaining BPPV and Nystagmus
  • Feedback
  • BPPV Treatment
  • Eply Maneuver
  • Semont Maneuver
  • BBQ Roll
  • Casani Maneuver
  • Post-Treatment Instructions
  • Feedback
  • Advanced Testing Tips - Bonus Content from October 2021 Webinar
  • Slides from October 2021 Webinar
  • Advanced Testing Tips
  • Feedback
  • Bonus - Webinar Recording from January 2024
  • Slides
  • Webinar presentation
  • Feedback
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