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Vertigo, Dizziness, Poor Balance

Your Recovery Begins Right Here

Human Performance Program Oswego and Watertown

Step 1

Call and speak with one of our intake specialists about your current condition and goals. He or she will recommend one of the licensed physical therapists on our staff, someone who has experience working with clients like you.

Step 2

A licensed Physical Therapist will complete an evaluation of all of your body systems potentially contributing to your symptoms. This allows us to differentiate which system is primarily responsible for your problems. The Physical Therapist will explain your diagnosis and outline a focused, personalized treatment. If appropriate, we refer out to other medical professionals based on our findings.

Step 3

The process of hands-on treatment and corrective techniques will begin. In addition, a personalized home exercise program is created and provided to you.

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Dizziness is a common problem especially among older adults. In fact, for people over the age of 65, dizziness is one of the most common reasons for a physician visits and hospitalizations. Regardless of the cause of dizziness, the sooner you get help, the better.

Dizziness and the balance problems that may come with it can be caused by a number of factors:

  • Inner ear disorders (“vestibular disorders”) such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Injury or trauma to the inner ear
  • Diseases such as arthritis or diabetes
  • Brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease or stroke
  • Conditions such as low blood pressure
  • Use of certain medications

Above all dizziness can increase the risk for which can be a serious health concern among older adults.

The earlier you get treatment the better. That's because your brain and inner ears are more likely to be able to work together during the early stages so that's when you have your best chance for a full recovery.

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What is Vertigo

Vertigo is the sensation of spinning even when you're perfectly still. You might feel like you're moving or that the room is moving around you. Most causes of vertigo involve the inner ear vestibular system. A number of other conditions can produce vertigo.

What is BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is an inner ear problem that causes short periods of dizziness when your head is moved in certain positions. It occurs most commonly when lying down, turning over in bed or looking up. This dizzy sensation is called vertigo.

How does it feel?

BPPV occurs most commonly when lying down, turning over in bed and looking up. This dizzy sensation, called vertigo, usually lasts only a few seconds up to a minute or can make you feel like the room is spinning around you. It may also make you feel light-headed, off balance and nauseous. (from moveforwardpt.com)

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