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 Dizziness & BalanceDIZZINESS AND BALANCE PROBLEMS

Are you dizzy? Does the world spin when you turn over in bed?

 

There are many possible causes of dizziness but one of the most common is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV. It is a result of movement of debris in the semicircular canals of the inner ear.

 

Blackwood Physiotherapy has several physiotherapists who are trained to differentiate BPPV from other types of dizziness and can treat it with specific techniques which usually result in dramatic and permanent relief of symptoms in one or two visits.

 

Another very common problem is poor balance which can lead to falls and serious injury. At Blackwood Physio therapy we have a Bone Health and Balance program designed to accurately diagnose the cause of balance problems and to treat it with exercises, either individually or in a small class. An initial assessment will identify the relevant issues and which approach is more appropriate.

 

Another aspect which is included in this program is reduced bone density   which can lead to fractures especially with falls, so good balance is even more important for those who have osteoporosis or osteopaenia. The program includes the use of weights and whole body vibration(WBV) which have been widely proven to be effective in treatment of reduced bone density.

 

If you would like an assessment, phone Blackwood Physiotherapy to book an appointment. Please mention that you have a dizziness problem or that you would like to participate in the Bone Health and Balance Program.

 

Full contact details here:   Blackwood Physiotherapy

 

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