In-Home Physiotherapy Can Help Relieve the Symptoms of Vertigo
Vertigo is the complaint of dizziness, often reported as the room spinning, caused by vestibular (inner ear) dysfunction or cranial nerve dysfunction. It affects 42% of adults over their lifetime. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. It is caused by crystals that break free from the utricle and float freely in the inner ear. Other causes of dizziness include vestibular migraines, cervicogenic vertigo (upper neck dysfunction), vestibular neuritis, Meniere’s disease, concussion, perilymphatic fistula, and vestibular Schwannoma.
Vertigo Symptoms Can Make Leaving the Home Difficult. Get Physio Treatment at Home.
Physio2U’s physiotherapy treatment for BPPV is very effective and involves specific head and body movements to assist in the movement of the crystals in the inner ear. The direction of movement will depend on the affected ear. The maneuver lasts approximately 3-5 minutes and will be repeated 2-4 times during your appointment. Symptoms are often aggravated by the treatment but by then end of your first session you will feel considerably better.
We will provide through assessment using advanced technology Fonzi goggles.
- Teaching of vertigo management strategies
- Manual therapy
- Gentle stretches and exercises
- Posture and breathing corrections
- Activities to improve balance