Online Course
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Achieve rapid improvements for your BPPV patients using evidence-based interventions

2-2.5 hours





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Bernard Tonks
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Bernard Tonks is a Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Physiotherapist with vast lecturing experience on this topic

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo in patients with peripheral vestibular disorders. While the overall incidence of BPPV in the general population is only around 2.5 percent, 50 percent of older adults are affected by this condition. However, a significant number of patients can experience a rapid reduction in symptoms with appropriate treatment. This course will take you through how to identify the location of a patient’s BPPV and how to optimally manage this client group.


This course aims to introduce key assessment techniques for BPPV and to discuss appropriate management strategies based on a patient's unique presentation.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 2-2.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 2.3 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the aetiology of BPPV
  • compare the two variants of BPPV (cupulolithiasis and canalithiasis)
  • discuss specific tests used to assess BPPV
  • select an appropriate treatment for a patient with BPPV
  • describe the efficacy of treatments for BPPV

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Excellent course! Information was laid out and explained well in an easy-to-understand way. I thought Bernard Tonks clarified an area of learning I found challenging to understand.
Irene Moore
United Kingdom
Really great to have this as an online course!
Eve Edwards
Excellent course part of an excellent series. Best training I've received on BPPV!
Francis Tetsuji Bisagni, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
United States
Very good course!
Mark de Brauw