Dizziness & Vestibular Rehabilitation
Rehability offers treatment for patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Although vertigo can be the result of several different conditions, this specific type is characterized by dizziness triggered by the position of one’s head. Symptoms are similar to other types of vertigo in that the patient may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, loss of balance, blurred vision (related to the vertigo), nausea, and/or vomiting.
During the visit, your therapist will perform a variety of tests moving from sitting to lying down. These tests may increase the vertigo symptoms during the assessment; however, if this is the case, then the treatment is usually quite easily identified and performed. If the diagnosis of BPPV is confirmed and the initial treatment proves beneficial, then you are sent home with exercises and strict instructions regarding positioning for the following 24-48 hours. Most BPPV patients leave the clinic with symptoms having completely resolved.