Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition characterized by episodes of sudden and severe vertigo when the head is moved around. Common triggers include rolling over in bed, getting out of bed, and lifting the head to look up. Usually, BPPV affects only one ear and it’s thought that it is caused by particles within the balance organ of the inner ear. Physiotherapists here at PhysioHealth are qualified in treatment techniques mainly the Epley Maneuver also known as canalith repositioning procedure. It can have an 80% success rate and is often followed up with home exercises.