Vertigo can lead to many symptoms. It is often accompanied by anxiety and the feeling of losing control of one’s own situation. With some specific repositioning techniques, a customized exercise program or techniques from manual therapy, some forms of vertigo can be treated well. Lieneke specializes in treating vertigo symptoms.
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For certain types of dizziness, you can expect good improvements with therapy. Lieneke has extensive expertise in this area and is happy to review with you what you are up against.
Positional vertigo (BPPD)
BPPD is a form of sudden, short-term vertigo dependent on movements of the head in space. This has to do with auditory stones (otoconia) that have ended up in the wrong place in your organ of balance. By properly testing exactly where the stones are, therapy can usually resolve the complaint within one to two treatments. Usually the Epley maneuver is used for this; a repositioning technique that removes the stones where they don’t belong.
Inflammation of the nerve that serves the balance organ is called neuritis vestibularis. At first, you will often be severely dizzy for a few days and usually also very nauseous, to the point of vomiting. After that, you remain dizzy and unsteady for a long time.
With this complaint, recovery often takes a long time. A special exercise program for dizziness then makes sense. This is called “vestibular rehabilitation training. You will receive gaze stabilization exercises, balance and balance exercises and exercises tailored to your specific situation. You should do these exercises often and for long periods of time. Thus, the brain takes over the task of what the balance organ can no longer do (completely).
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