Dix Hallpike Test
By Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist
What is the Dix Hallpike Test?
The Dix Hallpike Test is performed in physical therapy to evaluate a person for vertigo. To be more specific it tests for a specific type of vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV. Additionally, It is important that this test is done by a physician or a skilled physical therapist. Your physician or a physical therapist can help in the treatment and evaluation of balance and vertigo disorders.
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Symptoms of Vertigo
Patients with vertigo describe the sensation that the room is spinning without any movement by the person experiencing the symptoms. Other symptoms include nausea, dizziness, poor balance, feeling lightheaded, the inability to concentrate, nystagmus or rapid abnormal eye movements. Therefore, if you have these symptoms, you should seek out the care by a physician.
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