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Did you know vertigo can be treated with physical therapy?

Vertigo can be resolved through physical therapy. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (hereby referred to as BPPV,) is a type of vertigo. A type of vertigo that can be resolved through physical therapy. I am experienced in treating vertigo. Give me a call at (914) 500-5239.

The Vestibular System is a collection of structures in your inner ear that provides you with your sense of balance and an awareness of your spatial orientation. There are 3 semicircular canals located there. Sometimes loose calcium particles or crystals can break off from there normal place, the utricle, which is in the inner ear and end up floating in these canals. These particles are not supposed to be there.

Any changes in head position will cause vertigo sensations. Complaints may include a sense of tilt, spinning, or lightheadedness. Complaints when rolling over in bed, getting up from bed, bending down and reaching for an object on the floor, washing your hair in the shower.

BPPV is easy to diagnose and treat. To determine if you have BPPV, the therapist will perform The Dix-Hallpike Test. It only takes a few minutes to complete. Depending on the results of this test, further testing may be required and can be done in the same session.

The treatment includes particle repositioning that involves a series of movements that shift the crystals out of the semicircular canals and back to their appropriate location in the utricle, where they belong. Additional repositioning and/or exercises may be needed if symptoms continue.

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