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Conquer Dizziness: Effective Vertigo Treatment with Physiotherapy in Calgary

Vertigo, that disorienting feeling of spinning or dizziness, can significantly disrupt your daily life in Calgary. But there's good news! Physiotherapy (physical therapy) at Fix Physio can be a highly effective treatment for vertigo, helping you regain your balance and get back to feeling your best.

Understanding Vertigo: The Inner Ear Connection: Vertigo stems from issues within your inner ear, responsible for balance. Tiny hair cells there send signals to your brain about your head's position and movement. Disruptions in these signals lead to the dizzying sensations associated with vertigo.

Common Causes of Vertigo in Calgary:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): The most common culprit, BPPV occurs when tiny calcium particles get dislodged in the inner ear canals.

  • Migraines: Vertigo can be a migraine symptom.

  • Inner ear infection (labyrinthitis): Inflammation caused by an inner ear infection can trigger vertigo.

  • Meniere's disease: This chronic inner ear disorder can cause vertigo, tinnitus (ringing ears), and hearing loss.

  • Cervicogenic dizziness: This type of dizziness may originate from neck problems like muscle strain or joint dysfunction.

Symptoms of Vertigo to Watch Out For

  • A spinning or tilting sensation

  • Lightheadedness or feeling faint

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Difficulty maintaining balance

  • Blurred vision or difficulty focusing your eyes

How Physiotherapy Can Help Manage Vertigo in Calgary: Fix Physio's Calgary physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat vertigo. Your personalized treatment plan might include:

  • Canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRM): These specific head movements aim to dislodge the calcium particles causing BPPV, restoring normal function in the inner ear canals.

  • Vestibular rehabilitation exercises: These exercises help retrain your brain to better interpret signals from your inner ear and other balance systems, reducing vertigo symptoms.

  • Cervical spine physiotherapy: If your vertigo is cervicogenic, physiotherapy techniques target your neck muscles and joints to improve mobility and function, potentially reducing dizziness.

How Acupuncture Can Help Manage Vertigo in Calgary: Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine practice involving the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body, has also shown promise in managing vertigo. Studies suggest acupuncture may help by:

  • Stimulating the release of endorphins: These natural painkillers can help alleviate vertigo-associated nausea and vomiting.

  • Improving blood flow: Increased circulation may promote healing and reduce inflammation in the inner ear.

  • Modulating the nervous system: Acupuncture may help regulate nerve activity, potentially reducing dizziness.

Why Choose Fix Physio for Vertigo Treatment in Calgary? At Fix Physio in Calgary, our physiotherapists have a proven track record of helping people manage vertigo. We leverage a combination of the latest evidence-based treatment approaches, including physiotherapy and acupuncture, to create a personalized plan for your specific needs. Here's what sets us apart:

  • Over 15 years of experience: Our physiotherapists have extensive experience treating vertigo and other balance disorders.

  • Specialization in vestibular rehabilitation: We have physiotherapists with advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation techniques.

  • Integration of Acupuncture: Our clinic can incorporate acupuncture alongside physiotherapy for a well-rounded treatment approach.

  • Personalized approach: We take the time to understand your unique condition and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

  • Focus on reducing symptoms and improving function: Our goal is not only to alleviate your vertigo but also help you regain your balance and improve your quality of life.

Take Control of Your Vertigo with Physiotherapy and Acupuncture in Calgary: Don't let vertigo hold you back! Contact Fix Physio in Calgary today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced physiotherapists. We offer convenient online booking so you can easily get started on your journey to feeling your best and living a life free from dizziness.

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