Nathan Prissel, PT, DPT
In general, I treat vertigo. However, "vertigo" is kind of a catch-all term and can have varying etiologies. I've realized most patients believe vertigo is simply vertigo and is all treated the same way. That is far from the truth clinically, and it takes a thorough examination to verify the proper treatment. I am also trained to rule in/out central vs. peripheral etiologies of the impairment at hand. If central, a referral to a specialist is required. It is also fairly common to get a misdiagnosis from a primary care physician (probably because they don't have enough time with pt's).
That said, the easiest and quickest vestibular deficit to treat is BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). This is treated with various physical maneuvers (such as Epley Maneuvers, Gufoni's Maneuvers, Liberatory Semont Maneuvers, Brandt-Daroff Exercises) for literally repositioning the inner ear calcium carbonate crystals. However, I've found, many people will come in saying "I tried this or that" from the internet and the vast majority are doing the incorrect maneuver for their presentation and/or are doing the correct maneuver incorrectly.