DOES PALMS PHYSIOTHERAPY TREAT VERTIGO?
Yes! The most common conditions we see are BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), Meniere’s and Unilateral vestibular disorders. This vertigo occurs in your inner ear and happens when the small crystals inside the ear dislodge and start moving when you are not. It is commonly made worse by movements of your head and lasts for up to a minute.
People usually complain of vertigo when they move their head, get in or out of bed, turn around, move their eyes, they get the feeling they are going to fall when they are not physically moving. People report feeling better when they are completely still.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE A PHYSIO FOR VERTIGO?
No, but it is good to see your GP to ensure that your vertigo isn’t something else medically related. But you do not need a referral to see us straight away.
Seeing your doctor can be beneficial as well as they are able to prescribe some medication to relieve the nausea or dizzy symptoms which can be helpful. If you have been prescribed any medications please let the Physio know ASAP as it can affect your treatment.
Make an appointment asap with our experienced Physiotherapist Kirsty for your initial assessment and action plan to get your dizziness fixed.