The side-lying test can be used to assess for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV, in those who cannot safely or comfortably achieve the Dix-Hallpike position. This short, video-based module provides a brief overview of BPPV and demonstrates how to perform the side-lying test and interpret the results.
Section 1: Performing the Side-Lying Test
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Choosing the Side-Lying Test
The Side-Lying Test: Clinical Setting
Kristen graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She completed an Orthopedic and Manual Therapy Residency through Evidence in Motion in 2014. She has worked primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting and her clinical experience includes the treatment of patients with vestibular disorders, post-concussion syndrome, complex hypermobility disorders, and a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Disclosure: Kristen Wulfing, PT, DPT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as Collecting Speakers Fees All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Reviewer: Renée Lach-Sharon, MS, PT, MSCS, COFS
Renée is a physical therapist with over 25 years of experience encompassing inpatient rehab, outpatient, skilled nursing, and home health. She currently serves as Regional Therapy Director with LHC Group, a Home Health company. Since graduating from Duke University, she has become Board Certified in Geriatrics (GCS) through the APTA, has become a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS) through the Multiple Sclerosis Consortium, a Certified Exercise Expert of Aging Adults (CEEAA) through the Geriatric Academy of the APTA, Certified in Advanced Competency in Home Health through the APTA, and has become a Certified OASIS Field Specialist. She also earned her Certificate of Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency from Emory University and the APTA. Renée has spoken nationally on balance and vestibular rehabilitation, Parkinson's disease, stroke recovery, multiple sclerosis, and the frail elderly. Renée currently resides in Spokane, Washington where she has also served as adjunct faculty for the DPT program at Eastern Washington University.Disclosure: Renée Lach-Sharon, MS, PT, MSCS, COFS has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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