There are a number of causes of dizziness and vertigo that we treat. The most important part of effective treatment of dizziness is getting the correct diagnosis first!
In your assessment, we will ask you a number of questions and perform various tests to determine the type of dizziness or vertigo you are experiencing and if physiotherapy is the most appropriate treatment.
There are 2 very common causes of dizziness that we can effectively treat:
- Cervicogenic vertigo (dizziness related to the neck): this is a condition in which neck pain and dysfunction is responsible for dizziness, due to poor communication between the neck, eyes and balance system in the inner ear.
- BPPV (benign, positional, paroxysmal vertigo): this is a condition in which vertigo and spinning is experienced due to dysfunction in the balance system in the inner ear (called the vestibular system).