Vertigo, Dizziness and BPPV
What is it?
Dizziness is a common symptom that can be experienced in many different ways and caused by a wide variety of medical concerns. Such symptoms may include room spinning (vertigo), loss of equilibrium and balance, nystagmus, blurred or double vision, feeling that the ground is unstable or rising as you walk, nausea, neck tightness and hearing changes.
Dysfunction of the peripheral vestibular apparatus (in your inner ear) can be the source of these symptoms. Studies have shown up to 35% of the population 40+ years old have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction, of which Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common.
How do I fix it?
Specially trained physiotherapists are able to identify those conditions that require medical referral and treatment, and those where the symptoms stem from dysfunction of the peripheral vestibular apparatus. Following accurate diagnosis of a vestibular condition, targeted rehabilitation has been shown to be the most effective treatment. In some cases this can reduce symptoms instantly, whilst other pathologies require more complex long-term solutions to promote brain adaptation and habituation.
Treatment for BPPV and Dizziness at Star Physio
Star Physio’s resident expert in BPPV is Brett Buist who consults out of both the CBD and West Perth offices. Brett is referred to by many doctors and specialists in the metro area for his skills in dealing with this debilitating problem.
How do I get started on my treatment?
Give the office a call or fill in the contact form to get yourself sorted out quickly!
It is recommended that patients attend with a relative or friend as driving to and from the appointment may not be safe and treatment may result in some nausea.