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Authors estimate up to 15% of Americans suffer from dizziness.  There are multiple causes of dizziness and symptoms should be evaluated be a medical professional.  If left untreated dizziness can lead to falls, especially in older adults, with severe consequences.  In our Boulder Physical Therapy and Lafayette Physical Therapy clinics we commonly evaluate the symptoms...

I woke up with dizziness It feels like the room is spinning when I turn my head I think I am too dizzy to get out of bed These are all common complaints from patients suffering from vertigo. The most common form of peripheral vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The most common description...

Clear vision relies on seamless communication between the vestibular organ (in your inner ear) and your eyes. This allows your eyes to almost instantaneously adapt to changes to your head and body position. This is called your vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) and problems with this reflex are a common cause of dizziness and motion sickness. In...

Clear vision relies on seamless communication between the vestibular organ (in your inner ear) and your eyes. This allows your eyes to almost instantaneously adapt to changes to your head and body position. This is called your vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) and problems with this reflex are a common cause of dizziness and motion sickness. In...

Many of us suffer from some degree of motion sickness. This can be triggered by large motions such as sitting in the back seat of a car while zipping around a windy Colorado mountain road, or can be triggered by more subtle things like moving through a grocery store or checking your phone while walking....

Are you or someone you know experiencing vertigo?   Vertigo is the sensation of the room spinning around you, or the sensation of your body spinning within the room. It is often a debilitating feeling and can cause nausea and falls.   Dizziness and vertigo can be caused by a variety of factors and it’s...