Do you ever get dizzy and you just don’t know why?

You stand up and the world around you starts spinning. Other people see you and have no idea what is wrong.

Vestibular dysfunction is a disturbance in the body’s balance system. Perhaps the most commonly known version is what we call vertigo.

The good news is that it can usually be treated. Bethany Nelson, PT DPT, one of the physical therapists at ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio in Peachtree City, specializes in vestibular treatment and has more than two decades of experience.

Dr. Nelson will host an education session April 11 at ProHealth. It is titled “Dizzy Come, Dizzy Go: Vestibular Dysfunction and How to Overcome It.” Attendees will receive handouts that they can take home for their own use, and there will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the one-hour presentation.

Bethany Nelson, PT DPT, offers class, Dizzy Come, Dizzy Go, on overcoming dizziness and imbalance at ProHealth in Peachtree City on April 11.

“We are going to talk about the different causes of dizziness as well as the different causes of imbalance,” she said. “We’ll go through different testing procedures for the different types of dizziness that I generally see.”

Someone who is struggling with vertigo often suffers from nausea and vomiting in addition to the spinning sensation. They can barely walk in a straight line. It can feel like their entire world is about to come crashing down.

“It’s largely an invisible disorder,” said Dr. Nelson. “So a lot of times spouses just think this is in their head, that’s a psychological disorder. Employers don’t understand it. So it can be very depressing when you feel like you’ve got this major issue and nobody really believes you.”

But she has had success for years helping people who previously thought they would never find relief and would just have to live with it.

“I’ve worked with clients struggling with vertigo,” she said. “They go from being so dizzy they can hardly function in their lives, to ‘normal’ again, typically pretty fast.  It’s very rewarding knowing I helped them achieve that.”

“Dizzy Come, Dizzy Go” is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio, 1777 Georgian Park in Peachtree City. The cost of the session is $30 or it’s free if you purchase one of their Pilates packages.

To reserve your spot, stop by the studio or phone 770-487-1931.