If you are experiencing severe dizziness and the only thing you feel you can do is to lay down for some relief, you may be experiencing BPPV which stands for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. It is the most common form of dizziness and balance disorder where disturbances within the inner ear, can lead to episodes of intense dizziness on certain head movements.
It is very treatable and our specialist physiotherapist Kerris Clarke will be at hand to help you.
Sometimes fragments circulating within the fluid of the inner ear cause the dizziness. By using specialist gentle techniques to move the head and reposition these fragments, Kerris can bring about immediate relief.
You will also be assessed and given a personalised exercise programme to rehabilitate the central nervous system which can be trained to compensate for problems in the inner ear. These exercises may include:
- Eye and head movement exercises
- Exercises to improve standing balance and walking
- Advice on falls reduction/prevention