The Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance website has undergone some recent updates, including a brand new page on Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) we launched earlier this week. We hope to be a leading local resource for individuals (and their doctors) in San Jose and the greater Bay Area who are experiencing episodic vertigo and don’t know where to go for BPPV treatment.

We frequently receive calls from individuals who have been to a local Urgent Care clinic or ER after an episode of spinning and are released after having expensive MRI and CT scan tests with normal results. They are often discharged with a prescription for an anti-nausea medication and told to go home and rest. Some schedule an evaluation with their primary care provider or an ENT doctor, who after evaluating and diagnosing BPPV, will either treat the patient in their office or send them to vestibular specialists, like our clinic. This process can be expensive, time-consuming, and frustrating, especially when you don’t feel well and may be missing work and other important daily activities.

Woman with vertigoIn an effort to make information on treating BPPV easier to find, we’ve updated our website with a whole page dedicated to BPPV treatment. This new web page provides details on BPPV, including: how our physical therapists identify and treat it and what to expect after a treatment.

We have also included answers to several of the most common questions we receive in the clinic.

The page also features a new online scheduling tool available exclusively for those requiring BPPV treatment. Since BPPV is often easily treated in 1-2 sessions, this schedule will be populated with last minute cancellations and openings that cannot otherwise be filled each week.

If you still have questions after visiting our BPPV webpage, or are unable to book an appointment through the website, please call our office manager at (408) 540-7622.

For more information on BPPV, please check out the following resources: APTA Neurology Section and the Vestibular Disorders Association