How Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy Helps

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We are proud to say that we are one of the few clinics nationwide to utilize an evidence-based treatment protocol for post-concussion syndrome: Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy.  We provide tailor-made care based on your advanced diagnostic findings from videonystagmography and saccadometry.

Studies have shown that this treatment is effective for treating:

  • headache & head pressure
  • neck pain
  • dizziness
  • blurred vision & or sensitivity to light

Studies have also shown it to have a positive change on the patient’s mental health condition and other concussion-related symptoms.

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Who Benefits From This Treatment?

Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy is an effective treatment for:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Physical & mental symptoms and effects

Traumatic brain injury can alter the normal vestibular function, as the brain receives different signals regarding the position & movement of the head. People can feel better and function can return through compensation thanks to this therapy. Patients find their condition improving because the brain learns to use other senses.

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How Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy is Done

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Head-eye vestibular motion therapy is meant to train your eyes to track and follow the movements of objects. When a brain injury is sustained, the brain has trouble processing the rapidly changing images sent to it by the eyes as the person moves their body, head and eyes. This is what leads to concussion symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision and dizziness.

The treatment starts off with some diagnostic testing to see where treatment should be focused. Usually, things will start slow, having the patient perform eye exercises while sitting still. They will be asked to track a moving object as it slowly moves on a set horizontal and vertical axis. As the patient becomes more comfortable with these basic eye movements, they will progress to tracking faster and a wider range of movements, slowly incorporating head and body movements in conjunction with eye movements. This process allows the brain to learn to compensate for its injury and improve vision related symptoms and associated mental health issues.

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Trust Broadview Spine & Health Centre for your Treatment

Broadview Spine & Health Centre strives to provide the best care for all of their patients. Using evidence based treatments to treat symptoms of concussions, Post-Concussion Syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries, our clinic is the best place in Ottawa to receive treatment. Don’t let your injuries negatively affect your life. Instead let us help you take back control of your life and get you back to living the way you want to live.

No matter the cause or nature of your head injury, our head-eye vestibular motion therapy treatments have helped many patients who have suffered brain injuries and it can help you too! If you have suffered a concussion recently, or in the past and still have symptoms, talk to Broadview Spine & Health Centre in Ottawa today about how this treatment could help your symptoms of a concussion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy (HEVM) is a comprehensive neurological examination that measures eye and head movement.

To learn more about Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy contact Broadview or book an appointment online today.

Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy has been proven to effectively treat side effects associated with a concussion or head injury including:

  • Headaches & head pressure
  • Neck Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision & light sensitivity

To learn more about Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy contact Broadview or book an appointment online today.

Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy can help effectively treat many head related injuries including:

  • Brain injury
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Physical & mental symptoms

To learn more about Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy and to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact Broadview or book an appointment online today.

Head-Eye Vestibular Motion is a great option for people who have been experiencing concussion symptoms whether it is early on in their recovery process or later. Head-Eye Vestibular Motion has been proven to not only relieve patients from the physical symptoms of concussions, such as headaches, neck pain and dizziness, but can also help relieve negative psychological symptoms associated with the patient’s mental health.

To learn more about Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy contact Broadview or book an appointment online today.