Vestibular System Function and Dysfunction

Vestibular System Function and Dysfunction

Vestibular System Function and Dysfunction The human vestibular system has four primary functions. Thereby, vestibular dysfunction causes four primary problems. In this blog, I will discuss four functions of the vestibular system. For each function, I will describe...
Recurrent BPPV Risk Factors

Recurrent BPPV Risk Factors

BPPV has a high recurrence rate and is mostly idiopathic (no known cause). There is no current general consensus among researchers or clinicians about recurrent BPPV risk factors. Therefore, risk factors for recurrent BPPV is a very important topic! I’ve recently...
BPPV Recurrence: What Does The Research Say?

BPPV Recurrence: What Does The Research Say?

Everyone who is treated for BPPV should be educated on the risk of BPPV recurrence and what to do about it. In this blog, I will discuss a summary of findings from three research studies published on this important topic. Study #1 In one study of 548 patients over an...
Dizziness and Neck Stiffness

Dizziness and Neck Stiffness

Dizziness and Neck Stiffness Typically the neck is not even considered as a possible root cause of dizziness unless the patient complains of neck pain. I have found neck stiffness can cause motion-activated dizziness and neck pain. Neck Mobility is Important to...
Treatment Techniques for BPPV

Treatment Techniques for BPPV

On Friday February 24, 2023, I attended an outstanding lecture on Treatment Techniques for BPPV at a national physical therapy conference (CSM) called: Beyond Posterior Canal BPPV: Clinical Decision Making and a Critical Appraisal of Treatment Techniques for Anterior...
Blood Pressure and Vertigo: The Link

Blood Pressure and Vertigo: The Link

Blood Pressure and Vertigo People who have problems such as hypertension or hypotension may experience dizziness from the blood pressure itself. We may also find that there is a link between blood pressure and vertigo or dizziness, related to the vestibular system....

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