Dizziness & Vertigo


Dizziness, Vertigo & BPPV Physiotherapy Melbourne

Dizziness and vertigo have similar symptoms but with some specific differences. Dizziness is a general term used to describe sensations such as light headedness, giddiness, disorientation and unsteadiness. Vertigo is easier to describe and involves a sensation that the room or the environment is spinning. Vertigo is highly characteristic of an inner ear (vestibular) complaint, whereas there are a number different causes for sensations of dizziness. These include inner ear (vestibular) disorders, reduced blood flow to the brain (vascular), neck (cervicogenic) issues, psychological problems and mild traumatic brain injury (concussion).

Research has determined that inner ear (vestibular) disorders are the cause for dizziness and vertigo in at least 50 per cent of cases. If your symptoms of dizziness and vertigo are triggered or made worse by moving quickly, then it is highly likely that they are caused by a problem in the inner ear (vestibular) system.

Assessment for dizziness & vertigo.

Assessment for dizziness & vertigo.

KRP physiotherapists are experts in the vestibular system & treating the symptoms of dizziness and vertigo - especially if these symptoms are triggered or made worse by movement. In many cases, dizziness that is worse with movement is caused by a disorder involving the inner ear (vestibular) system. Research has shown that vestibular physiotherapy is highly effective in treating vestibular disorders, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), viral infection of the inner ear (vestibular neuritis) and vestibular migraine (a form of migraine that causes vertigo and dizziness with or without symptoms of headache). KRP can help you reduce symptoms of dizziness or vertigo through improved function, increased balance and reduced risk of falling following vestibular physiotherapy.  

Servicing Niddrie, Essendon, Airport West, Keilor & the Northern suburbs for over 40 years, you can book with one of our highly trained vestibular experts online here or call 93794557 to speak to one of our admin superstars and get your balance back.