The Evolution of Canalith Repositioning

In the several years after Brandt and Daroff published their classic article, Physical therapy for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, France became a hotbed of activity in developing techniques that would eventually become known as Canalith Repositioning. Several researchers began experimenting with movements (not exercises) intended to promote loosening and redistribution of otoliths from the semi-circular…

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The Fortuitous Beginnings of Canalith Repositioning

I wasn’t always a vestibular geekazoid. In the first several years of practice I “did ENGs” like many others, but soon decided my time was more effectively spent helping those with hearing problems. While the ENG test often found abnormalities, there were no solid treatments to help these people. I backed away and did not…

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