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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 4
First page : ( 1735) Last page : ( 1739)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00290.7

Effect of a Combined Exercise Intervention in the management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo-A Single Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

Ramanathan K.1, Veena Kirthika S.1,*, Padmanabhan K.1, Sudhakar Selvaraj1, Kumar S. Senthil2

1Faculty of Physiotherapy, Dr. M. G. R. Educational and Research Institute, Maduravoyal, Chennai-600095

2School of Physiotherapy, Saveetha University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: veena.physio@drmgrdu.ac.in

Online published on 8 August, 2019.



To find the effect of a combined exercise intervention namely Brandt-Daroff exercise (BDE) combined with Cawthorne Cooksey exercises (CCE) for treatment of vertigo among posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) subjects.

Materials and Methods

A total of 20 male and female subjects in the age group of 25–45 years were included if they were diagnosed with posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The recruited subjects were randomly divided into two groups. Group A (Experimental group) n=10 subjects received both BDE and CCE and Group B (Control group) n=10 subjects received only BDE.


The statistical analysis shows that both groups have significant improvement in their symptoms. Group A has greater improvement than Group B which is statistically significant.


This study concludes that addition of Cawthorne-Cooksey habituation exercises along with Brandt-Daroff exercises is more effective in treatment of vertigo among posterior canal BPPV subjects.



Conservative therapy, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular rehabilitation, Brandt-Daroff exercise, Cawthorne Cooksey exercises.


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