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BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

  Benign Positional Proximal Vertigo (BPPV) is a specific type of vestibular disorder for which physical therapy is very effective in its treatment.  In BPPV, people describe a feeling of spinning or an illusion of movement with head and positional changes.

  BPPV is:

·         Most common cause of vertigo in adults

·         Cause of 50% of all dizziness in adults >65 years old

·         Age of onset commonly between 50 and 70 years old

·         Associated with head trauma / concussion

  Our Physical Therapists will perform an assessment including detailed history of your symptoms and their pattern, medication use, what prior treatments you have, and relevant past medical history.  Once we understand you and your symptoms we will then select the appropriate tests to help us determine the cause of your symptoms and then provided an individualize home exercise program to meet your goals.