Vertigo, Dizziness and BPPV


vertigoWhat is it?
Vertigo or 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, loss of balance, nystagmus, blurred or double vision, nausea, neck tightness and hearing changes.

Vertigo caused by BPPV is a dysfunction of the peripheral vestibular apparatus in your inner ear. It 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. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of this.

How do I fix it?
Specially trained physiotherapists are able to identify where symptoms stem from dysfunction of the peripheral vestibular apparatus. Occasionally vertigo may stem from conditions that require medical referral and treatment.  Following accurate diagnosis of a vestibular condition, targeted rehabilitation has been shown to be the most effective treatment for vertigo. In some cases this can reduce symptoms instantly., Some other pathologies require more complex long-term solutions to promote brain adaptation and habituation.

Treatment for BPPV and Dizziness at Star Physio
Star Physio have a number of staff trained in Vertigo and BPPV including Julie Pham and Nigel Travers. Please let our admin staff know that you require treatment for Vertigo when you book.

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. Occasionally, treatment may result in some nausea.



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