It is difficult to visualize how your ear works and to understand why we look at your eyes during our evaluation. This video describes how your inner ear canals detect movement and demonstrates one test we do to evaluate if you have BPPV.
Posted on 2015-03-12
BPPV is the most common cause of vertigo. Vertigo is an illusory sensation of movement. This  movement may be of yourself, or of the room around you. With BPPV the vertigo is usually a spinning  sensation. The condition is benign, in that it is not progressive or associated with a serious medical  condition. It will come on following a virus, head injury, or sometimes for no apparent reason. It is more  common in older adults, particularly women.  Typically, a patien...
Posted on 2015-03-02
It can be scary going to your vestibular assessment especially when many family, friends and medical professionals are telling you that it will make you dizzy. It helps to know what you can expect when you attend the appointment.  When you attend a vestibular assessment at the Calgary Vertigo and Dizziness Clinic you will be evaluated by an experienced certified vestibular physiotherapist. The assessment will begin with a discussion regarding the history of your condition and any medical c...
Posted on 2015-02-24