“Dizziness” is the one of the major cause of physician visits in people over 65 years but it can happen at any age. Dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance can present at any age and from a variety of vestibular conditions.
Most commonly treated vestibular problem is Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Its symptoms are repeated episodes of positional vertigo, that is, of a spinning sensation caused by changes in the position of the head.
Most common symptoms for BPPV are spinning, dizziness and it normally induced by change in head position like tilting head, rolling in bed, looking up or down, sudden head movement.
Physical therapist will do comprehensive evaluation and will teach vestibular physical adaptation exercises to improve vision with head movement, and postural stabilization exercises treatment to improve balance strategies. Physical therapist may also perform canalith/particle-repositioning technique for BPPV.
Most balance disorders can be treated successfully by using balance retraining and/or vestibular rehabilitation. If you have any question regarding your vertigo, dizziness please feel free to call our office.