Many patients are referred to physical therapists because they are suffering symptoms of dizziness. In a lot of cases, these symptoms are directly traced to the vestibular system, that section of the body that includes parts of the inner ear and the nerves that help us stabilize our vision. When it doesn’t work right, we feel dizziness and vertigo and sometimes even nausea.
We offer customized treatment for patients suffering from vertigo. It is best explained as a feeling that either you are moving or your environment is moving. Even though the patient is feeling the movement, it is an illusion. One of the most commonly treated kinds of vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positioned Vertigo (BPPV). We treat BPPV through a home exercise that is a modified version of what is known as the Epley maneuver. The exercise is effective in clearing particles out of the inner ear’s semi-circular canals, often the source of BPPV.