Vertigo- Epley Manoeuvre

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Signs that you might be suffering from Vertigo.

Do you feel dizzy and nauseous when you?;

  • Turn over in bed
  • Make quick movements to the left or right
  • Make quick movements up or down

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then you could have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. 

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) ?

This a type of Vertigo that can be frightening, but it is harmless.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequently occurring balance disorder.  It can occur at any age, but it is more common in the middle aged and older people.  The condition is not serious or dangerous but it can still be distressing.

BPPV can occur spontaneously or following a trauma, virus or reduced blood supply. Usually developing when calcium particles, which are usually distributed evenly in the tree semicircular canals, form a sludge and clump together in one of these semicircular canals. These semicircular canals are part of the inner ear that helps with our balance.

Normally, when the head moves, the calcium particles stimulate nerve receptors inside the canals. These cells send the brain a signal indicating the direction of the head movement, when the particles form a free-floating clump in one area it causes the signal to be exaggerated. This suggests to the brain that the head has moved more than it has.

This results in a sensation of movement which may be mild or severe but will subside within 1½ minutes, but is usually a much shorter time.

Treatment for BPPV?

During a 30 minute treatment, Steve will perform the Epley Manoevre. It is a non-invasive technique that is successful in a majority of cases.

Does your Vertigo not match the listed criteria?

If your Vertigo does not match the above criteria, do not despair as we are still able to help. Vertigo can be caused by a variety of things, for example neck problems, TMJ problems, side effects of medication and allergies are just a few possible reasons.

A number of our therapies are able to help;

  • Acupuncture
  • CranioSacral therapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy

The best way to move you forward is to phone the centre and speak to one of our therapists so that they can help guide you to the best treatment.


Therapist: Steve Coster

30 minute treatment: £25.00