Dix-Hallpike test

The Dix-Hallpike test is commonly used to help identify the cause of dizziness or vertigo symptoms.

A health professional experienced in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) will use a diagnostic test to look for the ‘jumping’ of the eyes that is seen in people with BPPV. This test is called the Dix-Hallpike test and can be performed in the health professional’s rooms.

Barry Snow, a neurologist at Auckland City Hospital, discusses a flow chart he has developed to help diagnose and determine the best treatment for vertigo, and demonstrates the Dix-Hallpike test for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

   (New Zealand Doctor, 2013)

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