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John B.

In a letter to his therapist...

During our telephone conversation concerning my recent labyrinthitis attack, you attributed my dizziness to crystals of calcium carbonate moving to areas where they do not belong. My daughter in law, a Physical Therapist, relayed to me a experience that she had with her dizziness. She went to a fellow PT who specializes in vertigo problems, had a procedure performed on her (the Epley maneuver I believe) and amazingly all symptoms disappeared. She also gave me an eight page article on Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

I went to the Vestibular Disorders Association web site and got the name of a Physical Therapist who is trained in performing in-office BPPV Maneuvers, John McKillop. I made an appointment and went to see him, that was one week ago.

I was really impressed by his knowledge of the subject, the diagnoses procedures he performed, and his thoroughness. He performs the procedure three or four times a week and gained my confidence right away. I followed the post treatment suggestions that included sleeping in a sitting position for two nights and on the four day he called to see how I was doing.

Well I'm doing fine. Last night I slept in a horizontal position and no hint of dizziness.

Best regards,
John B.

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