Vestibular Rehabilitation – Physiotherapy for Vertigo and Dizziness
What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Vestibular rehabilitation is an evidence-based treatment program that is designed to improve balance and reduce issues related to dysfunctions in the vestibular system which is a balance organ in your inner ear. The vestibular organ relays important information to help coordinate balance, eye movements and postural control. Exercise programs will include a mixture of gaze stabilization or habituation exercises depending on the impairments assessed in clinic.
Vestibular rehabilitation can also be a great tool to reduce falls, improve balance and control in the general population.
In very common cases of BPPV, the Epley maneuver or a repositioning maneuver might be recommended and performed by your therapist.
What conditions does vestibular rehabilitation help with?
There are many common disorders that can impair the vestibular organ. Symptoms typically include dizziness, vertigo (sensation of the room spinning), falls, motion sensitivity or blurry vision while moving.
Physiotherapy has been shown to help manage several conditions such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis, and other disturbances to the vestibular system.
What should I expect during an assessment?
You can expect a very detailed assessment on your first assessment. A questionnaire will be emailed to you in advance to provide your therapist with important information prior to your session. The assessment will detail any contributors to your symptoms. Treatment will be dictated by the assessment findings and imaging, or a physician referral are not required prior to seeing your physiotherapist.
If you have been diagnosed with vertigo, any vestibular condition or think you might benefit from vestibular rehabilitation, please contact us or book with us directly.
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