Dizziness with Physical Therapy

How to Reduce Dizziness with Physical Therapy?

As long as the world is turning and spinning, we’re gonna be dizzy and we’re gonna make mistakes

Mel Brooks, the famous American actor and filmmaker

While many body conditions are the result of some serious trauma, injury or genetic factors, there may be some that result from a lack of physical activity or a sedentary lifestyle. Dizziness or the state of the body feeling weak is onc such condition.It may also result from incorrect body postures and wrong eating habits.

What is Dizziness?

Have you ever felt your head spin when you get down suddenly from your bed in the morning? Have you ever felt the same When you get up from your chair with a jerk? Or Even while sitting on a merry go round with your child? Also, while enjoying one of those rides in the amusement park or even during your stretching and bending exercise sessions? Well, this body condition is termed as dizziness.

Dizziness or giddiness or light-headedness is a term defines the condition when the body feels unsteady, weak or faintish. A person with a dizzy head would feel the head spin and a false sense of the surroundings moving.

How is Vertigo Different from Normal Dizziness?

Vertigo is a symptom than a condition when the person feels that the world around them is spinning. This symptom also gives and effect of moving. this may cause patients lose their balance. This makes it difficult to perform even the most basic everyday tasks.


There can be many possible causes of dizziness and some may require medical attention.

When the body feels unsteady or faint, it is because the flow of blood to the brain is lesser. This can happen because of sudden body movements like when we get up from a chair or a bed with a jerk. Often while staying in the sun for long hours without enough hydration the body suddenly starts feeling weak and unstable. This can cause dizziness. Ever wondered why sometimes the head spins under a hot shower. Well the shower has the same effect as that of the hot sun and if the body is dehydrated then a hot shower can cause imbalance and a sense of head spinning.

Using Physical Therapy to Reduce Dizziness

Physical therapy can be an effective treatment to reduce or control dizziness and the type of therapy depends upon the condition one is suffering from.

A physical therapy technique, vestibular rehabilitation is useful for people with dizziness because of inner ear conditions like vestibular neuritis. Vestibular neuritis is a condition that affects the vestibular nerve, which connects the inner ear to the brain. This condition can lead to severe dizziness and loss of balance in the patient.

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is a specialized exercise based therapy aimed at treating ailments caused by vestibular disorders such as dizziness, body imbalance and falls. While the patient’s recovery depends upon many factors such as physical activity levels, prior medical conditions, medications if any being taken and the patient’s emotional response, research shows that with consistent physical therapy sessions patients can improve their body balance and continue to lead a normal healthy life.

Cases where patients do not suffer from serious dizziness problems, the condition can be corrected by simple physical therapy sessions. These sessions involve training on right body postures, exercises that involve head and upper body movements or even simple walking exercises. These sessions are conducted by trained practitioners with years of experience. The physiotherapists conduct comprehensive assessment of the patient’s medical history. Diagnose the problem and devise an effective plan to help the patient recover.

While dizziness may not be a grave cause of concern in most individuals, if left unaddressed these conditions may worsen affecting the individual’s quality of life. It may impact his social interactions and family relationships. This may also cause anxiety, depression and fatigue thereby leading to other health issues.

Simple or detailed Physical therapy sessions can always help those with serious dizziness. It also helps in vertigo conditions thus paving the path to a healthy and happy life.

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body and polish the spirit.