An Introduction To Vestibular Physiotherapy
Vestibular disorders can present as vertigo, dizziness, balance and visual problems. One of the most common causes of this condition is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), an alarming name for what is an unpleasant but seldom serious condition. It is usually triggered by changes in your head position. Its cause is often unknown but it can occur after a blow to the head or after a prolonged period of lying down, for example in the dentist’s chair.
BPPV has also been associated with migraines. Your inner ear becomes more sensitive to head position changes as tiny crystals are dislodged and move into your semi-circular canals. An example of this would be when you get out of bed in the morning or lie down and your head starts spinning.
At Harpenden Physiotherapy, we understand how frustrating and restrictive conditions like these can be. We offer expert vestibular physiotherapy in Hertfordshire in order to successfully relieve symptoms and help you regain control over the condition.
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A simple technique and an exercise programme has proved very effective in the treatment of BPPV. So if moving your head position brings on symptoms of vertigo, contact us on 01582 761448 and book an appointment with Karen Osborn, our physiotherapy vestibular specialist.