Vertigo is a form of dizziness. Vertigo can be caused by a number of factors, but a common cause is BIPPV (Benign Intermittent Paroxysmal Vertigo).
BIPPV causes ‘attacks’ of vertigo that may feel like the room is spinning or that the client is on a fairground ride. These attacks are usually brought on by changes of position such as getting in or out of bed, moving from a lying to sitting position or vice versa, rolling over in bed, bending forward or looking up.
BIPPV can often also cause symptoms of nausea, light headedness and balance problems.
How Can We Help?
Physiotherapy can help alleviate the symptoms of Vertigo or BIPPV. Once a full assessment has been done, treatment can include the ‘Epleys’ Maneuver and often some home exercises.
If you are suffering Vertigo and wish to have an assessment please contact our clinic.