Physical therapy is the number one treatment for BPPV. It can usually be completely resolved in one or two visits through use of positional maneuvers such as the Epley Maneuver, a non-invasive treatment with very positive outcomes.
The Epley Maneuver is used to treat BPPV of the posterior canal of the ear. It works by allowing the free-floating particles from the affected semicircular canal to be relocated by gravity back to the utricle, resolving vertigo approximately 90-95 percent of the time.
Once BPPV is resolved through appropriate treatment, patients often don’t need to come back for further treatment, but many will follow up with balance training tailored for inner-ear problems, such as eye tracking, balancing on various surfaces, and walking with head turns. At Renew PT and Performance, our clinicians are trained to screen for things such as neck or back injuries, vascular conditions, or retinal detachment to ensure that Epley’s is a safe treatment option for you.