Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the sensation of dizziness that occurs with a change of head position. BPPV is a common cause of vertigo. Both vertigo and BPPV can lead to someone feeling unsteady, nauseous, dizzy and lightheaded.
Your physical therapist will be able to assist with your symptoms by performing a series of head movements that shift the particles in your ear that are disrupting your equilibrium. Physical therapy for BPPV and vertigo will also include a comprehensive balance program to help reduce the feeling of unsteadiness and possible likelihood of a fall.