Portcullis Surgery

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Epley Manouvre

Epley Manouvre

What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)?

BPPV is a common cause of dizziness. It occurs in people of all ages but is more common
in middle-aged and elderly people. It causes short bursts of intense dizziness when the body
or head is placed in certain positions such as lying on one side in bed or looking upwards.

People can feel sick and are sometimes unsteady for a few hours after the dizziness has
gone away.

  • Benign – this means the cause of dizziness is not a threat to your health.
  • Paroxysmal – the dizziness comes in short bursts.
  • Positional – the dizziness is provoked by certain body or head positions.
  • Vertigo – the medical name for the spinning sensation.

Home Epley manoeuvre

BPPV can usually be cured using the home Epley manoeuvre. Dr Beanland is happy to explain how to do this in an appointment. Arrangements are made on an individual basis and you need to book a single FACE TO FACE appointment with the Dr Beanland.

This is a simple treatment that involves you turning your head in a series of movements. The movements are specifically designed to use gravity to dislodge the crystals from the semi-circular canals and return them to where they belong, treating the symptoms of vertigo. You can perform the series of movements in your own home.

 

BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT WITH DR BEANLAND PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION LEAFLETS BELOW  (YOU CAN ALSO ASK FOR A PAPERCOPY FROM RECEPTION) AND FILL IN THE CONSENT FORM BELOW

Please read the information leaflet below prepared by the University of Southampton Hospital

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PRINTABLE VERION OF CONSENT FOR EPLEY

Information and Consent for an Epley Manouvre

Information and Consent for an Epley Manouvre

Please read the information on the leaflet carefully, and ask if there is anything that you do not understand. Prior to the procedure, you must fill this consent form in online and send it to the practice to add OR ask for a print out from reception and fill it in.

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