Exercise is an important component to any physical therapy program. It helps you stay actively engaged in the treatment of your condition and it provides you with a self-care strategy to help treat your current problem and, hopefully, avoid future problems.
I am often asked if there is an exercise for vertigo and dizziness. It is a problem that affects many people, and it can cause serious functional limitations.
One cause of dizziness is benign paroxsymal positional vertigo, or BPPV. It is caused by malposition of calcium deposits in the inner ear system that is responsible for helping to maintain balance. When these crystals get out of place, dizziness may result. Is there a way to put the crystals back into place?
One exercise routine to help with BPPV is called Brandt Daroff exercises. These simple exercises have been shown to help decrease the dizziness caused by BPPV. They can also be performed to prevent the onset of BPPV.