Vertigo is a general term used to describe dizziness or a false sensation of spinning. Most people know someone who has experienced vertigo at some point in their lives. Vertigo can often be accompanied by imbalance, nausea, vomiting, or lightheadedness. There are multiple different causes and treatments for vertigo. Some causes are more urgent than others, so it is best to contact a healthcare provider if you experience these symptoms, so they can steer you in the right direction for help!
How can physical therapy help?
A physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your vertigo/dizziness. They will start by taking a thorough history of your symptoms and then perform a physical examination to see what your specific limitations are. They will then choose an appropriate treatment plan, individualized to each patient.