While it may feel like the world is spiraling out of control with Brexit dividing the European Union and Donald Trump firing his way to power in the US, what if you feel that your world is actually spinning out of your own control? This dizziness or unsteadiness may be caused by a relatively common condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).  We have been seeing quite a few of these cases over the last few weeks.

Vertigo is a problem in the inner ear. It occurs when a portion of the calcium carbonate crystals within the 3 fluid-filled semicircular canals become dislodged and migrate to a location where they are not supposed to be.

When enough of these migrating particles accumulate in the wrong place they interfere with the normal functioning of the inner ear. This system senses head motion and if faulty, can cause the canals to send false signals to the brain.

UprightCare cannot affect the outcome of the presidential election but we are on hand to treat your Vertigo.

After a careful examination of your signs and symptoms, we can assess how the crystals are moving and affecting your sense of balance.

We employ a treatment based around vestibular rehabilitation. These maneuvers, involving a very specific series of head movements, make use of gravity to guide the crystals back to the location they are supposed to be.  There are different types of maneuvers available.

If you are suffering from Vertigo feel free to call our reception to make an appointment to see our highly trained physiotherapists.

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'I can't climb up there, I suffer from vertigo!'

‘I can’t climb up there, I suffer from vertigo!’

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Larry is a highly skilled physiotherapist who specialises in treating back and neck pain, postural issues and scoliosis. He is certified in Schroth and SEAS methods and through the Egoscue University. Larry has a background in elite gymnastics and springboard diving and also has many years experience in endurance running and triathlons. His specialist knowledge and techniques have seen him appointed as a gymnastics coach and physiotherapist at both the Olympics Games and Special Olympics.

His passion and driving philosophy is about achieving the best outcomes for his patients utilising an amalgam of the latest techniques and theories while recognising there may sometimes be a need for invasive procedures. Where deemed appropriate Larry will then refer to a specialist. To further his holistic understanding and approach, Larry is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Spinal Deformity and regularly attends and speaks at international conferences and courses and clinics.

Fun fact: Larry is learning how to surf - so be careful next time you go to the beach! Qualifications: B.Sc (Physiotherapy); M.Sc. (Exercise Physiology); Advanced Certificates in Schroth (BSPTS) and Egoscue (PAS) and SEAS Larry is Level II certified (advanced) in the conservative treatment of Scoliosis based on the Schroth method. The training was conducted by Dr Manuel Rigo of the Barcelona School at Scoliosis Rehab Inc in Wisconsin. He has completed his SEAS scoliosis treatment training at ISICO in Milan. Larry has also spent time working with Dr Rigo in the Barcelona clinic. Larry also has advanced certificates in shoulder treatment, posture alignment therapy and acupuncture.