What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is the feeling of dizziness or feeling off balance.  In contrast to the moment of lightheadedness you might experience when standing up too quickly, Vertigo does not resolve quickly.  Other symptoms that commonly present with vertigo include nausea and vomiting, ringing in the ears and headaches.

What Causes Vertigo?

Vertigo is commonly caused by a variety of inner ear problems including:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere’s disease

Vertigo may also be associated with:

  • Injury or trauma to the head or neck
  • Migraine headaches
  • Stroke

How does Physiotherapy help Vertigo?

Physio In Motion offers specialized vestibular rehabilitation.  A physiotherapist with additional specialized training in this area will provide an assessment and discuss a treatment plan with you.

The vestibular system has very little ability to repair itself and instead you must compensate for the damage.  A vestibular physiotherapist can help you to compensate as quickly as possible and start feeling better again.

Watch our video blog about vestibular rehabilitation here.