Physiotherapy for BPPV
- Brief episodes of dizziness or vertigo
- A sense that your surroundings are spinning or moving
- Unsteadiness or loss of balance
- Nausea caused by the sensation of movement
- Occasionally, a nystagmus (abnormal rhythmic eye movements)
What is BPPV?BPPV is a common vestibular disorder where tiny calcium particles become lodged in the inner ear, causing short episodes of dizziness when moving the head in certain positions. It’s not serious, but it can be bothersome and impact daily activities.
How Can Vestibular Physiotherapy Help?
Vestibular Physiotherapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy focused on treating inner ear and balance disorders. It operates on the principles of neuroplasticity. Our brains can adapt, and with the correct exercises, we can train it to interpret the signals from the inner ear correctly, even with the presence of those pesky calcium particles. With BPPV, it’s particularly effective because:
- Repositioning Maneuvers: Our trained therapists use techniques like the Epley maneuver to shift the calcium particles out of the inner ear canal. This can often lead to immediate relief.
- Balance Training: We’ll guide you through exercises that help with improving stability and reducing the risk of falls, especially if BPPV has been affecting your balance for some time.
- Habituation Exercises: For those who continue to experience dizziness, we provide exercises that can help the brain “tune out” the dizzy sensations over time.
Safety First: Preventing BPPV Complications
While BPPV isn’t life-threatening, it can lead to complications if not managed:
- Risk of Falls: Dizziness can lead to falls, particularly in older adults. This can result in fractures or other injuries.
- Impact on Daily Activities: Regular tasks, like looking up or bending down, can become challenging and daunting.
- Mental Health Impact: Persistent dizziness and the fear of it can lead to anxiety or depression.
Through Physiotherapy for BPPV, we aim to mitigate these risks and restore confidence in your movement.
Life After BPPV Treatment
Many patients find significant relief or even complete resolution of their symptoms after undergoing vestibular physiotherapy. However, it’s essential to continue with:
- Regular Check-ups: Ensure that BPPV doesn’t recur or catch it early if it does.
- Maintenance Exercises: Our therapists will provide you with a set of exercises to do at home, ensuring long-term relief.
- Education: Understand the triggers and ways to manage symptoms should they resurface.
Taking Control of BPPV Together
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) isn’t just about fleeting dizzy spells—it’s about the moments you miss, the hesitation in every step, and the uncertainty in each turn. At Family Physiotherapy Clinic, we understand the profound impact of this condition on your life. More importantly, we believe in possibilities—the potential for change, recovery, and regaining confidence in your stride.
With our specialized Physiotherapy for BPPV, you’re not just receiving a treatment; you’re joining a community that understands, supports, and guides you every step of the way. Our state-of-the-art tools, techniques and the relentless dedication of our team stand testament to our commitment to your wellness journey.
So, let’s take this journey together. Embrace a life where balance isn’t just about steadiness but also about joy, confidence, and renewed vigour.
Take the first step towards a life of stability and clarity. Contact Family Physiotherapy Clinic today, and let’s build your path to recovery together.