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Foster Maneuver (half somersault maneuver) for Treatment of BPPV
Some patient find this maneuver more easier with less dizziness and less vertigo, so this maneuver is used as a home exercise.
1) Kneel down and look up at the ceiling for a few seconds.
2) Touch the floor with your head, tucking your chin so your head goes toward your knees. Wait for any vertigo to stop (about 30 seconds).
3) Turn your head in the direction of your affected ear (i.e. if you feel dizzy on your right side, turn to face your right elbow). Wait 30 seconds.
4) Quickly raise your head so it's level with your back while you're on all fours. Keep your head at that 45-degree angle. Wait 30 seconds.
5) Quickly raise your head so it's fully upright, but keep your head turned to the shoulder of the side you're working on. Then slowly stand up.

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