Skip to content

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Depending on the symptoms you present with, treatment sessions may differ slightly. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) causes symptoms of room spin and dizziness when your head is put in different positions (ie when the crystals move in the canals). The most common trigger is turning over in bed or looking in a certain direction.

BPPV occurs when fluid in the inner ear which makes up our vestibular system and sends signals to our brain about our position in space move to canals where our brain is unable to detect our position in space. This sometimes causes our eyes to move involuntary which can cause an individual to experience sensations of dizziness and sickness.

Treatment for Benign Paroxymal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) possible treatment may include:

  • Epley Manoeuvre, a technique aimed to move the crystals that are disrupting the vestibular system.
  • The Semont Manoeuvre, the patient is moved suddenly from lying on one side to the other to attempt to re-position the crystals.
  • Home exercise program to mobilise the crystals.
  • Balance retraining exercises.
  • Neck mobilisations
  • Education of management.

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .