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Vertigo is a disorienting sensation where you feel like you’re moving even when you’re staying still. It can manifest as a spinning sensation or the perception that everything around you is spinning. At Active Recovery Sports Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Courtice, we aim to elevate and effectively treat Vertigo and its effects through our specialized Benign Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Who Can Get Vertigo and Why?

Vertigo can affect anyone, and there are different types of vertigo with varying causes:

The most common type, triggered by specific head movements that cause calcium crystals to shift in the inner ear.

Caused by swelling of a nerve in the ear, leading to vertigo.

A disorder of the balance and directional organs, characterized by vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear fullness.

Certain medicines can lead to vertigo as a side effect.

A more serious condition where blocked arteries to the brain may cause strokes or mini-strokes, leading to vertigo.

How to Identify Vertigo?

To diagnose vertigo, your doctor will inquire about the frequency and intensity of your dizziness and perform a thorough medical assessment. They may examine your head, neck, heart, and reflexes and might ask you to do exercises that trigger dizziness.

What triggers Vertigo?

At The Active Recovery Sports Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Courtice, we understand that vertigo can disrupt your daily life. The sensation of spinning or imbalance can be unsettling and concerning. Vertigo is commonly caused by an imbalance in the inner ear, but it can also be related to certain brain issues.

Potential causes of vertigo may include:

  1. Migraines: Some individuals experience vertigo as a symptom of migraines, which can be triggered by various factors.
  2. Inner Ear Infections: Infections affecting the inner ear, such as labyrinthitis, can disrupt the balance system and lead to vertigo.
  3. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): This condition is characterized by brief episodes of vertigo triggered by specific head movements.
  4. Inflammation of the Vestibular Nerve: The vestibular nerve is responsible for transmitting balance information to the brain. Inflammation or irritation of this nerve can cause vertigo.

Our experienced team of professionals at The Active Recovery Sports Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Courtice is dedicated to identifying the root cause of your vertigo and providing personalized treatment to help you regain your balance and minimize symptoms.

Vertigo Treatment with Benign Vestibular Rehabilitation in Courtice Treatment for vertigo depends on its underlying cause. In some cases, medications can help alleviate symptoms. For patients with BPPV, specific exercises can reduce or eliminate their vertigo symptoms with a high success rate of 90+% in 5-8 visits.

Understanding BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

At The Active Recovery Sports Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Courtice, we know that BPPV can be a disconcerting condition affecting the inner ear. It occurs when tiny calcium carbonate crystals become dislodged and cause sensations of vertigo and dizziness. These fleeting episodes of room spinning, and disorientation are typically triggered by specific head movements and positions.

The good news is that BPPV is generally not considered a serious health concern, and most cases respond well to appropriate treatment. Our skilled team of professionals specializes in vestibular exercises that involve targeted head manoeuvres to address and alleviate the symptoms of BPPV.

At Active Recovery Courtice, our expert physiotherapists, has been trained to assist patients in eliminating BPPV. The initial assessment may take 60-90 minutes, and patients may be scheduled as the last appointment of the day for thorough evaluation and personalized treatment.

If you experience vertigo or related symptoms, don’t hesitate to reach out to Active Recovery Sports Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Courtice for our specialized Benign Vestibular Rehabilitation program. We are dedicated to helping you regain control and overcome vertigo, so you can live life to the fullest.

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