One of our Registered Physiotherapist will complete a thorough assessment of eye and hand coordination, balance and gait and motion sensitivity to determine the cause of the dizziness.
Potential Causes of Dizziness
The term dizziness is used to describe a variety of sensations - disoriented, giddy, clumsy, fuzzy headed, whirling, floating, spinning, falling, staggering and swaying. Vertigo is not the same as dizziness - it is a subcategory of dizziness.
Symptoms are provoked by certain movements of the head and body or certain environment (mall, traffic, noise).
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
BPPV is the most common cause of vertigo, it is a bio-mechanical problem in which one or more of the semicircular canals in the inner ear is inappropriately excited. There is an increase in symptoms when looking up, lying down, bending forward and rolling in bed.
Our Physiotherapists will use the Dix-Hallpike Test is used to assess BPPV and allows them to determine the affected side. Once it has been determined that you have BPPV, the Epley Manouever is performed for treatment.
Definition: An exercise approach to remediate disequilibrium and dizziness in those with a peripheral vestibular pathology. The exercise program is designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits.