vertigo and vestibular treatment
do you know the 25% of all people presenting to the doctor have dizzyness? and 25% of these people have vertigo? so that is 1 in every 8 people who go to the doctor have vertigo. specifically trained and experience physiotherapists can treat peripheral vertigo successfully and get you back into life! no one wants to feel dizzy or nauseous for longer then they have to be
do fieldwork treat vertigo?
yes we do! the most common for of vertigo is BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). This vertigo occurs in your inner ear and happens when the otochondria (crystals) dislodge and start moving when you are not. It is commonly made worse by movements of your head and lasts for up to a minute.
common vestibular conditions we see are:
- unilateral vestibular disorders
do i need to get my gp to refer to to see you?
not at all! your gp may be useful to determine if your vertigo is something else (blood pressure related etc), but you do not need a referral to see us straight away.
your doctor might also proscribe some medication to relieve the nausea or dizzy symptoms which can be helpful. if you have been proscribed any medications please let the team know asap as it can affect your treatment
what people often say when the have vertigo:
- i get dizzy when i move my head / get in or out of bed / turn around
- i get dizzy when i move my eyes
- i feel like i am going to fall but i don't
- i feel better when i am still
- i just "woke up with it"
what can i do now at home?
brant daroff exercises are often used to help treat BPPV in clients and to do at home. small movements, often, are the best way forward. if you keep moving you will get better faster. try moving your head up/down, left/right when lying down or rolling in bed
then make an appointment asap with our experienced physiotherapist, brett, for your initial assessment and action plan to get your dizzyness fixed.
what can i do now?
make an appointment with our experienced physiotherapists to
create a plan of action and get you some relief.
if you are still unsure
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