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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Should I see a vestibular physio again for manipulation?

    In September last year I was admitted to hospital with severe vertigo. It was diagnosed as “Bilateral horizontal canal BPPV”. I was treated by a vestibular physio after which the symptoms almost immediately disappeared. I now have vertigo again, on the right side only and not severe, but despite doing the positional exercises and taking ‘Stemzine’ it has not cleared up. My question is should I see a vestibular physio again for manipulation?
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    Helen Potter

    Physiotherapist

    As a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, with extensive experience and highly advanced qualifications, as well as excellent communication skills, I can help you to: Become informed … View Profile

     BPPV vertigo is quite specific and you  had an excellent response to your last treatement so the  chance are this is the same.

    The physio will again retest to confirm bppv and repeat the treatment if it is.
    Helen Potter In Touch Physiotherapy Subiaco

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    Daniela Meinrath

    Physiotherapist

    I am the principle therapist at Sydney Vestibular Physiotherapy. I specialise in the treatment of patients with dizziness or vertigo and balance disorders. I also … View Profile

    Unfortunately, as I tell my clients, once you have had BPPV once, you are likely to have it again. The good news is, as you have already experienced, it is very easy to treat. 

    It is difficult to know whether it will continue for weeks or months or not. I would suggest you see a specialist physiotherapist who will be able to not only treat the condition quickly for you but will also hopefully provide you with some education so that you can manage your condition effectively.

    Good luck!

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