Rehab physiotherapy includes the treatment and management of dizziness, also referred to as vertigo, dizzy spells, spins, light headedness, unsteadiness, and motion sickness.
The most common causes for dizziness and vertigo are inner ear issues, sensory mismatch and side effects of medication:
Dizziness and vertigo can be due to a medical condition such as stroke, concussion, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebellar disease, a cardiovascular condition, chronic fatigue or even part of the aging process. People with migraines can also experience dizziness, especially at the time of menses or ovulation. Both low and high blood pressure can cause dizziness.
Dizziness and falls can be the result of one of the systems responsible for balance and clear vision not working well. Typical examples are poor circulation or numbness in feet; arthritis in hips, back or neck interfering with the messages from the leg muscles and joints reaching the brain; hip or knee joint replacement. Deterioration in vision, which we often rely on for spatial awareness can have a devastating effect on our balance and confidence.
Dizziness and dizzy spells can also be a symptom of hyperventilation, anxiety and shallow or poor upper chest breathing. It is usually accompanies by other symptoms which we can investigate using the BradCliff Method® for assessment.
At the Back in Motion Clinic, we are able to differentiate between all the above causes through specific assessment techniques and develop an individualised treatment programme to get you functioning again and relieve you of your symptoms.