How does Vestibular Physiotherapy work?
- BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
- Dizzyness (vertigo)
- Meniere’s disease
- Vestibular migraines
- Cervicogenic vertigo (dizziness from neck problems)
What is BPPV?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is triggered by certain changes in head position, such as tipping the head up or down. BPPV should be treated by a specialist trained vestibular Physiotherapist as can increase the risk of falling. People can experience dizziness, a spinning sensation (vertigo), lightheadedness, unsteadiness, loss of balance and nausea.
Other causes of dizziness?
- Cervicogenic vertigo (this means coming from the neck)
- Vestibular nerve problems (Vestibular neuritis)
- Head injuries
- Inner ear problems that an audiologist or ENT specialist needs to attend to
- Other disorders
It is important that if you have a dizziness / vertigo disorder, that you see an appropriately trained vestibular specialist. Our Vestibular Physiotherapists are trained to detect these things and refer you appropriately if we can’t treat the disorder.
If you’re not sure if Physiotherapy treatment is for you, you can also request a call back by one of our Physiotherapists to discuss your case and see if we think Physiotherapy treatment may be able to help you, or if Chiropractic may be better suited to you.