Dix Hallpike Test

By Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist

What is the Dix Hallpike Test? 

This is a test 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.  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.

If you would like to learn more about Vertigo, please read this article: https://www.joionline.net/trending/content/vertigo.

JOI Rehab Treats Vertigo

Vertigo and the Vestibular System

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.

Does Physical Therapy Help?

Physical therapy can be very helpful for the treatment of vertigo.  Specially trained physical therapists and effectively treat vertigo within physical therapy.  In other words, if you think you have vertigo, we can help you.

Finally, if you have Vertigo, JOI Rehab can help.  To schedule an appointment, please call 904-858-7045.

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