Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Vertigo…maybe you have heard of these things or maybe you have experienced them yourself. Dizziness can be cased by many things, such as medications, dehydration, allergies, sinus infections or even heart problems. It can also be caused by inner ear problems, as we have fluid in our inner ear that can become imbalanced or crystals that can become “dislodged” and need to be put back into place with exercise or head movements. If you experience dizziness or lightheadedness with rolling over in bed, sitting up from bed, standing up or turning you head or body, this could be Vertigo and you may benefit from a Physical Therapy evaluation. We can try to determine the cause of your dizziness and let you know if Physical Therapy would be helpful. You may also be experiencing loss of balance that goes along with Vertigo and we can assist with improving your balance during daily activities. You should discuss your dizziness with your doctor and if they rule out any major medical issue, medications and blood pressure as a cause, then Physical Therapy might be right for you!!
~Rebecca V. Kane, MS, PT; cert MDT