An education App for learning about BPPV.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a common condition affecting the inner ear balance system. This educational tool shows the common and recommended tests and treatment manoeuvres for BPPV in easy to follow animations.
Animations show you how to perform diagnostic tests for the posterior and horizontal canals. Each animation shows the direction of eye movements (nystagmus) seen with a positive test. This will help you improve your ability to detect and interpret nystagmus. Animations showing the common treatment manoeuvres also show the semicircular canals moving in the same plane as the head with the crystals moving around and out of the canal during each manoeuvre.
BPPV Relief was created by a Physiotherapist who has successfully treated over 2000 people with BPPV. It follows the same steps used to diagnose and treat BPPV in her dizziness clinic. It draws on lessons learnt over time perfecting the skills required to treat BPPV effectively. The tests and treatments are all commonly used and follow evidence based recommendations by the Clinical Practice Guideline for BPPV updated in 2017 by the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.
The main feature of the BPPV Relief App is the manoeuvre Animations. The app will guide you through the main BPPV diagnostic and treatment manoeuvres. Each manoeuvre animation has voice overs explaining each step. The animations will show nystagmus for the diagnostic manoueuvres and the inner ear and crystal movements in the treatment manoeuvres.
There is also supplementary information to assist with how to correctly and safely perform the manoeuvres.