Vertigo Treatment at Our Ballarat Clinic
The most common cause of peripheral vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) affects many people around the world. Defined by short and intense episodes of vertigo, BPPV is frequently triggered by changing position or turning in bed, resulting in dizziness, nausea, vomiting and faintness. That BPPV symptoms can be caused by even small movements of the head makes it something that sufferers have to stay constantly aware of.
At Osteo Balance, we have extensive experience helping people manage their symptoms, allowing them to worry less about when their next vertigo episode will occur. Clinic founder and osteopath Erin Tout has a great interest in treatment of BPPV, and has helped many people across Ballarat and surrounds get relief from their condition. Start a conversation with her today to find out how she can assist you.
What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?
BPPV is caused by free movement of small calcium crystals in the ear called otoliths or otoconia. When in their proper place in the inner ear, they are harmless and help the brain in tracking the position of the head relative to the body, helping you maintain your sense of balance. However, in some cases these crystals migrate from their original position within the inner ear, meaning that the brain is unable to accurately track the head’s position relative to your body, disrupting your sense of balance.
Helping you overcome dizziness and nausea
One of the key modalities employed at our clinic to address BPPV is the Epley maneuver treatment. Also referred to as canalith repositioning, many people suffering from BPPV find that it helps to control the severity and the frequency of BPPV episodes. The treatment involves the patient being guided through a series of different positions by the osteopath with each held for about 30 to 45 seconds. The goal of the Epley maneuver treatment is to relocate the otolith back into its original position, restoring your sense of balance and addressing the underlying cause of your BPPV.
Supporting you in your recovery
Osteo Balance helps people across Western Victoria address a range of complaints including musculoskeletal pains and stiffness, sports injuries, headaches and more, allowing people to enjoy an active lifestyle. Utilising soft tissue techniques including massage and dry needling, Erin helps people strengthen their bodies, giving them simple, easy to follow strategies and advice helping them avoid recurrence.
Make a booking today at our Wendouree clinic to find out how we can help you.