J Neurol Phys Ther 2021 04;45(2):79-86
Physical Therapy Department, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (A.K.G.); Excel Physical Therapy, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania (A.T.); Willow Grove Physical Therapy, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (M.F.); and WWS Physical Therapy and Vestibular Rehabilitation, Doylestown, Pennsylvania (W.W.S).
Background And Purpose: Individuals with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) are frequently referred to physical therapy for management, but little is known on how reliable therapists are at diagnosing BPPV. The purpose of the study was to examine the agreement between physical therapists in identifying nystagmus and diagnosing BPPV.
Methods: Thirty-eight individuals with complaints of positional vertigo, 19 from each of 2 clinics (clinics 1 and 2) that specialize in vestibular rehabilitation, had eye movements recorded using video goggles during positioning tests including supine-to-sit, supine roll, and Dix-Hallpike tests. Read More