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Positional Vertigo

September 13, 2015

Positional vertigo is a type of vertigo caused by certain sudden head movements or changes in position (I.e. Rolling over in bed, looking up to rinse shampoo out of your hair, bending forward to empty the dishwasher etc). Symptoms include dizziness, a sensation of spinning and temporary loss of balance. Thankfully this is a treatable condition.

 

Our inner ear consists of small canals that are filled with fluids and crystals, the movement of which allow us to determine our position in space and to maintain our balance. Sometimes some of those crystals become dislodged and end up in the wrong place, sending conflicting signals to our brain and leading to vertigo. Although your doctor might be able to prescribe a medication to deal with the symptoms, the best solution is to go to the source.

 

The treatment for positional vertigo is a series of guided movements designed to get everything into its proper place. Here is a video of Kristen demonstrating the process:

 

 

 

 As you can see its a fairly straight forward process but some clients see drastic improvement in as little as a single treatment. Kristen has taken numerous continuing education courses in vestibular physical therapy and has over 15 years of experience in treating various vestibular conditions.

 

If you or someone you know has been suffering with this condition, don't hesitate to ask us about your options in person.

 

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