What Is Vertigo And BPPV?


Vertigo is one of the worst conditions of dizziness that you could suffer from.

It is horrible - you feel dizzy, you feel like you're spinning all the time, you feel nauseous.

When it comes to vertigo, there's a number of different causes - but we want to explain what is called BPPV - Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Essentially, that's four really big words to say: vertigo that we don't know what causes it.

It is positional: so when you're getting up out of bed to sitting up on the edge of bed.

But, other than that, it comes on for no reason and we don't really know why.


the good news is, it is one of the types of vertigo that physiotherapy CAN help.

There's a couple of different techniques that have all sorts of weird and wonderful names - things like 'Hallpike Dix test', and 'Epley's Maneuvere'.

These two techniques can ease your BPPV to help your vertigo.

So if blood pressure problems and neurological problems have been ruled out, if you've got this nausea and vertigo that comes on for no real reason - you need to get in to see a physiotherapist as soon as possible.

Anyone from our team at Terrace Physio Plus can help you out and within a couple of treatments, we can have your back feeling $1m!