What is Vertigo?



Pierre Joubert/ Physiotherapist/Physio on Ross


What is vertigo?

Vertigo is a type of dizziness. It is described as a ‘spinning’ sensation in the head and is usually brought on by sudden changes in position. While there are some serious causes of vertigo, in most cases it is not a serious condition and usually gets better with time.

What causes vertigo?

The most common cause of vertigo is called benign positional paroxysmal vertigo or BPPV. BPPV happens when tiny particles in the balance centre of the inner ear are disturbed, usually by sudden movements. This causes the spinning sensation. It is a common problem that can affect people of all ages.

Physiotherapy treatment can be effective for treating vertigo with a series of exercises and manoeuvres that may help to improve the symptoms of vertigo.

If you require specific assessment or treatment for symptoms related to vertigo it would be of benefit to get yourself booked in to see a physiotherapist so that a full assessment can be made and the correct treatment can be initiated. Remember we do not require a GP referral so call us today on 4728 2116.