Vertigo (BPPV)

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo. It is often extremely unpleasant, but it is a condition that can be treated very successfully. BPPV occurs when otoconia (tiny calcium carbonate crystals which sit in the inner ear balance organ) become dislodged and migrate into the semicircular canals (structures that tell our brain where we are in space).

Management of BPPV involves performing special exercises to try and relocate the otoconia out of the semicircular canals. This can often happen very easily, but in some cases can take time. It is also common for there to be concurrent neck issues which require treatment which is best done by a physiotherapist.

All of our physiotherapists are experienced and trained to deal with BPPV. We can help diagnose, treat and manage your symptoms. It is a condition which strongly affects quality of life and often will not spontaneously resolve, so if you are a sufferer please seek help.