How Vestibular Rehabilitation Helps

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Vestibular rehabilitation (or vestibular physiotherapy) is a form of physical therapy that addresses brain injuries, balance issues, motion disorders and many other vestibular disorders.

Whether it’s benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, POTS, vestibular neuritis, mal de debarquement syndrome, Meniere’s disease, superior canal dehiscence or post-concussion syndrome that’s causing your imbalance, identifying and addressing the cause is essential.

Our research grade balance testing technology can help us better understand what treatment may be beneficial for some of the aforementioned conditions. If necessary, we work with a number of healthcare providers to put your best interest first and help you back on the road to recovery.

In addition to the common symptoms of vertigo and dizziness, those with a balance issue can suffer from nausea, reduced ability to focus, and anxiety or depression. The goal of vestibular physiotherapy is to train the brain into relying on other reference points for balance outside of the vestibular system by using a combination of specialized exercises and equipment.

  • Decrease Dizziness and Improve Stability
  • Drug Free
  • Contributes to Concussion Recovery
  • Specialized Treatment For Each Unique Case

Who are good candidates for vestibular rehabilitation? While individual assessments for specific situations are carried out by physicians and specialists, in general we find vestibular physiotherapy helpful for patients with diagnoses of:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo
  • Migraines
  • Meniere’s Syndrome

Vestibular rehabilitation physio treatment starts with an assessment at our clinic and a review of your medical history. We’ll look at factors such as balance, visual stability, neck mobility, gait and inner ear, among others. From this we develop a course of action for vestibular physiotherapy, all designed to improve your function in routine activities as well as your overall quality of life. In the majority of instances we see patients who undergo vestibular rehabilitation (either on its own or in tandem with other treatment) overcome balance and dizziness issues.

To find out whether vestibular rehabilitation (vestibular physiotherapy) is right for your symptoms and circumstances, contact us today.

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