Dizzy Physio
Dizzy Physio

DIZZY PHYSIO

Overcome Dizziness and Regain Control of Your Body & Life

Dizziness is one of the most confounding conditions. It might appear innocuous at the outset but can have surprisingly debilitating effects on the patient. The patient feels as if the world around them is spinning or that they are spinning themselves.

Dizziness can throw them off balance in risky situations, such as while crossing the road or when they are driving.

What makes matters worse is that the symptoms do not manifest all the time. They can be recurring and sometimes, persistent. Some of the common causes of dizziness include the following:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Vertigo
  • Sudden movements like turning over, getting up after sitting or lying for a long time,
  • Being present in a crowded place
  • Head injuries
  • Concussion and whiplash injuries
  • Ear infections

Tackling the Challenge of Diagnosing Dizziness

The challenges associated with dizziness make it quite difficult to diagnose whether a patient is afflicted with it.

Thankfully, Above and Beyond Physiotherapy’s physiotherapists have extensive experience with patients suffering from this condition. They know how to work with the patient to understand what they mean by “dizziness” and make an accurate diagnosis.

During the assessment, our physiotherapist will check the eye movement, jaw, neck, balance, gait, and the general posture of the patient to ascertain whether their dizziness is caused by a physical injury or by something more internal, like the vestibular system located inside your inner ear.

Treating Dizziness

Our physiotherapists work with Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists, Neurologists, and GP’s to deliver accurate diagnosis and treatment to the patients. Together, they eliminate other possibilities and arrive at the root cause of dizziness in the patient.

They will then employ the right mix of physical therapies, exercises, and specialized techniques to treat dizziness, depending on the cause of the condition. For patients suffering from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), the commonly practiced treatment is Epley Maneuver. Likewise, there are different exercises for dizziness resulting from other causes.