Epley maneuver

Epley maneuver is a short course for chiropractors on the management of vertigo.

The human inner ear.


Mild doses of vertigo are common place, especially amongst the older person, as crystals of calcium obstruct one semicircular canal, giving contrasting information with its companion in the opposite ear.

Episodes are mild and pass of their own as the crystals disperse naturally.

But in some folk the symptoms and signs are extremely distressing, with the world spinning, vomiting and falling over not uncommon. The treatment of choice is not medication but the Epley maneuvers.

Vertigo is diagnosed by the presence of nystagmus during the Hallpike Dix test.

This short course about the Epley maneuver is only for chiropractors, and chiropractors in training. You will be asked to confirm when and where you trained.

There are no costs. Only your time!

First you must do the Test for Vertigo course listed elsewhere on this site, the so-called Hallpike Dix tests. It is important to do that short course first.


You may be wondering why I have placed so much emphasis on the Epley Maneuver.

  • First, research has showed that the patient suffering from dizziness is the one most likely to react badly to a chiropractic adjustment. Only three times in nearly 30 years have I had a patient react very badly to an upper cervical adjustment. All three were complaining of dizziness. All three recovered completely with no undue lasting effects, but it was not pleasant.
  • Secondly, if the problem is in the Semi-circular canals, an adjustment is not likely to help nearly as much, if at all, compared to this Maneuver.
  • Thirdly, on a personal note, I suffer from vertigo myself every few months. A couple of Epleys, taking perhaps two minutes, and the problem is over. Nothing could be simpler, safer and more effective.

When you sign up for this short course, consisting of four emails, you will receive a confirmation email that must be returned, to confirm that it is really you who signed up.

We do it to prevent spam, and to protect you.

To do this, you will have to copy a three line url (link) into your browser. TO DO THIS SUCCESSFULLY, YOU MAY HAVE TO COPY EACH LINE, ONE AT A TIME, POST IT INTO your BROWSER (Outlook Express, Firefox etc) GO BACK FOR THE SECOND AND THIRD LINES, AND THEN PASTE THEM INTO THE BROWSER IN TURN. Otherwise you will not receive emails 2-4.

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