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Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD or 3PD): How occupational therapy can help

Updated: May 6, 2023

Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD, pronounced three PD) is a common cause of chronic dizziness which can limit a person’s ability to do everyday activities. The condition is usually described as a lasting sensation of rocking, swaying, mental fogginess, floating or light-headedness. The symptoms can get worse with upright body position, moving, or looking at busy visual patterns and can cause one to feel unsteady, overwhelmed and anxious when trying to do even simple tasks. PPPD can result in a person avoiding doing activities that they need and want to do — from cleaning and grocery shopping to socializing with friends.

Occupational therapists (OTs) are skilled in helping a person to identify activities or environments that make their symptoms worse and use a client-centered approach to develop tools and strategies a person can use to reduce stress and make daily tasks easier to manage.

Therapists at Engage Therapy in Syracuse NY are experienced in working with people with chronic dizziness and 3PD and can help you return to doing the things you love. Don’t let chronic dizziness prevent you from doing the things you love! Call our office at 315-810-2423 or email us at with questions.

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