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Vertigo and Dizziness Physiotherapy Spruce Grove

Vertigo and Dizziness Physiotherapy Spruce Grove

Have you ever turned your head and felt the world spin uncontrollably? Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) can make simple movements a challenge, but you don’t have to live with this dizzying condition. At Sunrise Physical Therapy in Spruce Grove, we understand the complexities of BPPV and offer specialized vestibular physiotherapy to help restore your balance and ensure your world stops spinning out of control.

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What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

BPPV is a vestibular disorder that stems from a disruption in the inner ear’s mechanics. This condition arises when minuscule calcium deposits accumulate in the inner ear’s canals. These canals play a crucial role in transmitting signals to the brain regarding the position and motion of the head and body in relation to the force of gravity. When these signals are disrupted, they can cause dizziness, balance issues, and vertigo. Our physiotherapists for BPPV are here to help you navigate these challenges.


At Sunrise Physical Therapy, we don’t just treat symptoms; we delve into the root cause of your BPPV. Our detailed assessment includes a series of specific head movements to replicate vertigo symptoms and confirm a diagnosis of BPPV. We assess the severity and duration of the dizziness and which movements provoke symptoms to create a precise treatment plan.

Vestibular Physiotherapy Treatment

Vestibular physiotherapy is a form of therapy that addresses the symptoms of BPPV. Our approach involves maneuvers and exercises designed to reposition the head and dislodge the crystals from the semicircular canals of the ear, alleviating the cause of vertigo.

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Repositioning Maneuvers

At the core of physiotherapy for BPPV are repositioning maneuvers, a series of specifically designed movements that can provide immediate relief from the dizziness associated with BPPV. These maneuvers target the tiny crystals in the inner ear that, when dislodged, lead to the sensation of vertigo.
  • Epley Maneuver: A Cornerstone Technique
    The Epley Maneuver is one of the most well-known techniques used for treating BPPV, particularly when the posterior canal is involved. This maneuver involves sequential movements that guide the dislodged crystals back to their proper location within the ear. Our trained physiotherapists at Sunrise Physical Therapy perform the Epley Maneuver with precision and care, ensuring comfort and effectiveness. After the maneuver, patients often experience immediate improvement.
  • Semont Maneuver: An Alternative Approach
    For certain types of BPPV, the Semont Maneuver may be more appropriate. This technique is another effective method that employs a rapid change in position to move the crystals out of the semicircular canal. It’s a quicker maneuver than the Epley but just as meticulous in its execution.
  • Brandt-Daroff Exercises: Promoting Self-Care
    In addition to in-clinic maneuvers, our therapists also instruct patients in the Brandt-Daroff exercises, which can be safely performed at home. These exercises help to facilitate the movement of crystals and are an important part of the self-management of BPPV.
  • Customized Maneuvers for Unique Cases
    Not all cases of BPPV are the same, and sometimes, the standard maneuvers need to be adapted. At Sunrise Physical Therapy, we assess each case of BPPV with a thorough evaluation and, if necessary, develop customized maneuvers to address the specific variant of BPPV affecting the patient.
  • Post-Maneuver Guidelines
    After undergoing repositioning maneuvers, patients receive specific instructions to maximize the effectiveness of the process and minimize the chances of crystal dislodgment. This might include avoiding certain head positions or movements for a period of time.
  • Reevaluation and Maintenance
    Our commitment to your recovery includes follow-up assessments to evaluate the success of the repositioning maneuvers and determine the need for additional sessions. The goal is to ensure long-term relief and provide patients with the knowledge and techniques to manage potential recurrences.
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Home Exercise Programs
We empower you to manage BPPV symptoms at home through customized exercise programs. These exercises build upon the work done in our clinic, enhancing vestibular adaptation and reducing the likelihood of recurrence. By committing to these exercises, you can take control of your symptoms and improve your vestibular health.
Education and Support
Understanding your condition is a powerful tool for managing it. We provide you with education about the mechanics of BPPV, how to prevent potential triggers, and how to manage an episode should it occur. Our team provides continuous support, giving you confidence in your ability to handle symptoms and maintain your quality of life.
Finding Your Balance with Sunrise Physical Therapy

At Sunrise Physical Therapy, we’re not just about temporary fixes; we’re committed to providing you with comprehensive care that addresses BPPV from all angles. With our specialized vestibular physiotherapy techniques, lifestyle modification guidance, and a compassionate team dedicated to your long-term wellness, you can trust that your balance issues are in skilled hands.

We invite you to take the definitive step towards managing your BPPV effectively. Say goodbye to the fear of sudden dizziness and the restrictions it places on your life. Our team is ready to support you every step of the way, from initial assessment to rehabilitation and beyond.

Reach out to Sunrise Physical Therapy today. It’s time to restore your confidence in moving freely and living fully without the shadow of BPPV looming over you. Let’s work together to achieve the steady and balanced life you deserve. Your journey back to stability starts with us.

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