BPPV Relief app

BPPV Relief app

  • BPPV Relief app is for healthcare providers who work with patients with vertigo due to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
  • Patients can also use the app in collaboration with their healthcare provider.
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BPPV Relief app By Burston Software


  • Has provision for recording events by date, test performed, diagnoses (canal) and treatment performed. This is a good way to keep track of the events and re-occurrence of the problem.
  • Graphs and reporting.
  • Sounds.
Country of origin New Zealand
Clinical review 

5 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No
  • Require a login? No
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? No
  • Require internet access to use? No

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Cost Paid (one off)
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How to get the app

The BPPV Relief app is intended as an educational tool that demonstrates common and recommended tests and treatment manoeuvres for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It also gives comprehensive information about the condition including diagnosis and treatment.

  • Healthcare providers can access detailed and comprehensive information along with guidance via verbal and visual demonstrations for the common and recommended tests and treatment manoeuvres for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
  • The app can also be used by patients on the recommendation of their healthcare provider, for the management of BPPV. Patients who are advised to perform manoeuvres at home to help with BPPV may find the detailed guidance in the app useful.

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


The terms and conditions clearly state the app is intended for use by physicians and other health professionals and is not intended to replace medical advice for the diagnosis or treatment of conditions.

✔ The app clearly states it is intended for those users who have been diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) who have been advised to follow a recommended manoeuvre by their healthcare provider.

✔ Provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand information about BPPV. 

✔ Detailed and considered safety precautions are provided that guide the healthcare provider.

✔ Verbal instructions for the manoeuvres are clear.

✔ The app was developed by a physiotherapist with many years of experience in their own dizziness clinic, drawing on expertise and experience.

✔ Follows clinical best practice guidelines.

✔ Adjustable font size.

Physicians may need time to familiarise themselves with the app before using in clinic, due to the depth and breadth of information provided.

The app costs $12.99 which may deter some people from purchasing it, although this is a one-off cost.

Written guides and information don’t quite fit on some phone screens properly (eg, Apple iPhone) making it hard to read – margins could be bigger. However, you can adjust the font size.

Clinical review

5 star review

: Vanessa Simpson BHSc (Physiotherapy), NZRP. Senior Vestibular and Neurological Physiotherapist and Educator. Owner of Vertigo Balance Clinic.
Lisa Goulart, Ba Audiology & Speech and Language Therapy. Audiologist and Director at New Zealand Dizziness and Balance Centre and at Goulart Hearing.
Tania Linford MNZAS, BSc, Maud, PGDip Couns. Senior Clinical Audiologist. Owner and operator of Tinnitus Relief Limited.
Date of review: July 2023
Platform: Apple
Version: 1.0
Comments: The primary or target audience for this app is healthcare professionals who are involved in the treatment of BPPV.  BPPV Relief app has been highly recommended by healthcare professionals, physicians and specialists in Aotearoa New Zealand to support the diagnosis and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), with verbal and visual guidance through manoeuvres.
The physician may recommend this app to the patient for support performing the manoeuvres at home. The information provided is accurate and based on solid research.
Please note: As clearly stated in this app, it is essential that vertigo, dizziness and other balance disorders are properly and fully assessed and diagnosed by a medical professional or specialist, and their advice is followed, prior to users attempting to use vertigo apps.

New Zealand relevance: Yes – but only available in English.
Concerns: None, if used by patients under the recommendation and guidance of their healthcare provider.

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