The vestibular system is made up of parts of the inner ear and brain, which are responsible for controlling eye movement and balance. Patients with vestibular disorders may experience vertigo, dizziness, nausea, balance disorders, and visual disturbance. People with vestibular problems may also find it hard to focus or concentrate. If you think you have these symptoms, talk to our friendly physiotherapists to assess your situation.
Vestibular Rehabilitation is recommended for many people with these challenges. First, some tests may be required and your therapist will document any symptoms and their effect on your well-being. Medical history, medications you take, and daily activities are also discussed.
What Your Vestibular Physiotherapy And Rehabilitation Program Include
- Exercises designed to minimize or stop symptoms of dizziness
- Advanced balance and gait retraining
- Compensatory tactics that help reduce imbalance and dizziness while engaging in day-to-day activities
- Specific vestibular exercises
- Specialized therapy sessions to keep track of your progress and continually challenge your balance, visual, and vestibular system.
- Repositioning maneuver for Benign Paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
Who Can Benefit from the Treatment
Vestibular rehabilitation programs have been widely used to treat a variety of conditions that lead to balance problems and dizziness. Patients with the following conditions can benefit from vestibular physiotherapy or rehabilitation:
- Labyrinthitis – inflammation of the labyrinth
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – a condition where free-floating calcium particles tend to move into semicircular canals, inducing a spinning feeling with changes in head position
- Meniere’s Disease or Vestibular Hydrops – condition is characterized by a ringing in the ear, fluctuating hearing loss, loss of balance, and spinning due to the imbalance of fluid in the inner ear
- Central Vertigo – caused by damage to the central nervous system due to a traumatic head injury or stroke
Based on a cohesive review of your current health, a customized treatment plan is created. In general cases, vestibular rehabilitation is done in a clinic environment. Most of the time, patients are taught various exercises that can be performed regularly at home.
Our friendly and helpful therapists will take the time to understand your case and explain the importance of vestibular rehabilitation in achieving wellness. We will help through your entire vestibular therapy to improve your overall well-being and general health. You can also schedule a single appointment, without committing to an entire treatment plan.
Call us today at (416) 221-0772 to schedule an appointment for our vestibular physiotherapy in our North York clinic.