VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION

  • Vertigo

  • Dizziness/Lightheaded/Rocky Sensation

  • Decreased Balance and Coordination

  • Nausea and/or Vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Difficulty Concentrating

  • Hearing Loss or Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

  • Blurry Vision

  • Neck Stiffness

  • Anxiety/Depression

WHAT IS THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM?

The vestibular system includes part of our inner ear and brain that is responsible for maintaining our balance, stability and spatial orientation. When our vestibular system becomes impaired or injured, it will cause symptoms such as: 

TYPES OF CONDITIONS WE TREAT:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • Vestibular Neuritis

  • Labyrinthitis

  • Ramsey Hunt Syndrome

  • Acoustic Neuroma

  • Bilateral Vestibular Loss

  • Vestibular Migraine

  • Concussion

WHO IS AT RISK?

Vestibular impairments are very common; approximately 30% of adults over the age of 40 have experienced vertigo or dizziness in their lifetime. Risk factors include:

  • Genetic predisposition

  • Age

  • Viral Infections

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

  • Stress

  • History of Concussion or Whiplash

HOW DO WE TREAT IT?

Based on a detailed assessment, your physiotherapist will use a combination of treatment techniques to retrain your brain and vestibular systems. These can include:​

  • Education

  • Epley Maneuvers

  • Individualized Vestibular Exercises

  • Individualized Visual Exercises

  • Balance Exercises

  • Neck Strengthening

  • Manual Therapy

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