Signs & Symptoms
- Vertigo (room spinning)
- Imbalance and disequilibrium
- Nystagmus (involuntary eye movements)
- Compromised gaze stability
What is BPPV?
- Crystals in the inner ear have become displaced from their usual position in the utricle and rest where they are not supposed to in the semicircular canals. This leads to confusion in the balance centre of our brain, resulting in vertigo when your head is moved in certain directions.
- BPPV is the most common form of vertigo.
- Symptoms have a sudden onset and are most commonly provoked by looking up, lying down quickly, bending forward, and rolling in bed.
- Vertigo episodes are short lived (less
than 2 minutes).
What is vestibular rehabilitation?
What is the treatment?
- Canalith (crystal) repositioning techniques ex. Epley’s maneuver
- Visual and vestibular adaptation exercises
- Balance training
Did you know?
- 80% of people in their lifetime will experience dizziness, and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the cause of approximately 50% of those cases.
- Dizziness is used to describe a variety of sensations (light headed, swaying, disoriented, etc.)
- Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness defined as the illusion of movement in the environment (room spinning.)
- People with vestibular dysfunction were reported to have an 8 fold increase in their risk of falling.
About Progress Physiotherapy
- We are a multidisciplinary clinic in the west end of Kingston, ON.
- Free parking available and wheelchair accessible facility.
- We provide Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, and Chiropractic care in the same clinic space.
- All our professionals work as a team to provide patients with the best health care assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation program.
- We have experienced therapists with extensive postgraduate training.
- Our clinic offers the latest assessment and treatment techniques and technology.