Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) – Most common type of vertigo caused by displacement of small gravity sensitive particles within the ear.
These particles relay senses such as gravity, position, and detect movement. If left untreated, symptoms will continue to worsen.

Vertigo is triggered by
• Looking under
• Tilting head backwards
• Sudden head movement

Affects 3:1, Women to men
Affects 2.4% of the population

• Spinning sensation like the room is spinning (not lightheadedness)
• Visual disturbance: It may be difficult to read or see (feeling like youreye is beating)
• Loss of balance; feeling unsteady of feet

Nil medications that treat BPPV specifically.

Physiotherapy has been a proven treatment for BPPV with great results. On average it takes 2 treatments to completely reduce symptoms.

Treatment involves assessment through the Dix-Hallpike maneuver – a positive results confirms BPPV

Followed by the Epley’s maneuver to readjust the particles with the inner ear, this is then followed by vestibular rehabilitation exercises to enable full recovery.