Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

This is a feeling that you are spinning or things are spinning around you. BPPV produces episodes of mild to severe dizziness as a result of change in position of head. BPPV affect activities that involve constant change of positions such as turning in bed, looking up and down and sideways. Balance in walking and standing may be greatly compromise. Risk of falling increases with BPPV.

BPPV occurs when calcium crystals called Otoconia become dislodged in the inner ear and are moving freely in the canals. Change in head position triggers the free movements of these crystals in the canals and this leads to feeling that the head and body are spinning around.

Symptoms include:

  • Dizziness/lightheadedness
  • Spinning sensation (Vertigo)
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Nystagmus (abnormal rhythmic eye movements)

This is a feeling that you are spinning or things are spinning around you. BPPV produces episodes of mild to severe dizziness as a result of change in position of head. BPPV affect activities that involve constant change of positions such as turning in bed, looking up and down and sideways. Balance in walking and standing may be greatly compromise. Risk of falling increases with BPPV.

BPPV occurs when calcium crystals called Otoconia become dislodged in the inner ear and are moving freely in the canals. Change in head position triggers the free movements of these crystals in the canals and this leads to feeling that the head and body are spinning around.

Vestibular Labyrinthitis

Vestibular neuritis occurs as a result of viral infection of the vestibular nerve. Vestibular nerve is a part of cranial nerve that that helps to transmit information from the inner to the brain. The nerve helps with our equilibrium as we go about our daily activities. Our balance is compromise when this nerve is damage either due to infection or trauma. Labyrinthitis is the combination of hearing and vestibular neuritis symptoms.

The symptoms of these clinical conditions include dizziness/vertigo, loss of balance, nausea. Patient with these conditions will need to see their Doctor for evaluation. Your Doctor may order some tests to determine the cause of the problem. Vestibular rehab is an important part of your recovery and your Doctor will recommend this for you. You may also ask your Doctor for a referral to see a Therapist who has training in vestibular rehab.

Post-Concussion Rehab

This includes but is not limited to vestibular rehab, cardiovascular training, cervical spine dysfunction treatment, visual training and education.

 Symptoms of the post-concussion syndrome include:

  • Cervicogenic headaches and pain.
  • Autonomic symptoms such as increased heart rate at rest or with physical and cognitive stress decreased cerebral blood.
  • flow and compromised cerebral autoregulation.
  • Vestibular symptoms such as balance deficits and dizziness.

Individualized assessment and treatment protocols will be initiated.