Patients with vertigo experience a real challenge in maintaining posture and coordinating balance. As a result, he or she may develop new ways of walking or turning to avoid head movements that are apt to create symptoms of dizziness and nausea. These exaggerated movements can result in headache, neck ache, and muscle stiffness and general fatigue.
Many times, treatment will consist of an individualized plan including specific head and body exercises combined with eye exercises. Many times, treatment may also include increasing activities and exercise in order to strengthen muscles and increase tolerance for certain stimuli. Brad Freemyer, PT, has approximately 10 years of experience treating patients with vertigo.