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The Semont Maneuver: A guide to treating dizziness

Introduction to the Semont maneuver

The Semont maneuver, an effective method for treating positional vertigo, has become increasingly important in recent years. But what exactly is the Semont maneuver and how does it work?

What is the Semont maneuver?

The Semont maneuver is a physiotherapy exercise that is used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPLS). It aims to bring the crystals that have become loose in the inner ear back into their original position. These small crystals, also known as otoliths, can cause dizziness and balance problems if they become dislodged from their normal position in the inner ear.

Performing the Semont maneuver

Semont maneuver: the basic instructions

The Semont maneuver is usually instructed by a doctor or physiotherapist. It begins with the patient sitting on a couch. The therapist turns the patient's head 45 degrees to the affected side (left or right). The patient is then quickly placed on the opposite side, with the head remaining in the same position. After a short break, the patient is returned to the starting position.

Variations of the maneuver: left and right

The maneuver can vary depending on which ear is affected. With the Semont maneuver on the left, the head is first tilted to the left side, and with the Semont maneuver on the right, the head is tilted to the right side.

Experiences with the Semont maneuver

Many patients report significant relief of their symptoms after performing the Semont maneuver. The success rate is high and the exercise is relatively easy to perform

Frequency of performance

The Semont maneuver can be repeated several times a day depending on the severity of the symptoms. The exact frequency should be discussed with a doctor

Instructions and exercises to do at home

Although the Semont maneuver is best performed under professional guidance, there are also instructions and videos available to help patients perform the exercise at home. These self-help methods can be a valuable support in the treatment process.


The Semont maneuver is an effective and simple method for treating positional vertigo. With the right guidance and regular practice, patients can experience significant improvements in their symptoms.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  1. Can the Semont maneuver be performed at home? Yes, with the right instructions and care, the maneuver can be performed at home.

  2. How often should the Semont maneuver be repeated? The frequency varies depending on the severity of the symptoms and should be discussed with a doctor.

  3. Is the Semont maneuver suitable for everyone? The maneuver is suitable for most people with positional vertigo, but should be avoided for certain health conditions.

  4. Are there any side effects to the Semont maneuver? Mild discomfort or short-term dizziness may occur, but are usually harmless.

  5. How quickly can you expect to feel better? Many patients feel immediate relief, for others it may take a few days.