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VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION

 

Do You Experience….

 

- Dizziness?

- Vertigo?

- Unsteadiness?

- Balance problems?        

 

 

Vestibular  Rehabilitation can help !!

 

Specialization in the treatment of dizziness & related balance disorders !!

 

INTRODUCTION

HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED…

 

- Dizziness?

- Episodes of spinning?

- Periods of light-headedness?

- Trouble focusing or reading?

- Loss of balance?

- Increased fatigue?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a vestibular problem. 

 

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

 

-       Vestibular therapy/rehabilitation is a specialized physiotherapy treatment program that involves an appropriate exercise-based approach to retrain balance.

 

Initial assessment

 

Your therapist will evaluate you to determine:


- Position or movements that cause dizziness.

- Balance deficits which may interfere with your ability to perform daily activities such as dressing, bathing, walking, driving or shopping.

- Visual function as it relates to eye-head co-ordination required for reading, driving or walking.

 

Your Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy program includes:

- Exercises to help you stop or reduce symptoms of dizziness.

- Advanced balance and gait retraining.

- Compensatory techniques you can use to decrease symptoms of dizziness and imbalance while performing daily activities.

- Specific vestibular exercises.

- Supervised therapy sessions to monitor progress and continually challenge the vestibular, visual and balance systems.

- Repositioning maneuver for B.P.P.V (Benign Paroxysmal positional Vertigo) which is a condition where crystals are caught in inner ear.

 

Who will benefit from vestibular rehabilitation?

 

- The vestibular rehabilitation program offers treatments for a wide

variety of conditions that result in balance problems and dizziness. Some of these include:

 

-       Labrynthitis: inflammation of the labyrinth.

-     Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): A condition where free floating calcium particles move into semicircular canals causing vertigo or spinning with changes in head position.

-     Vestibular Hydrops or Meniere's Disease: A fluid imbalance in the inner ear and the symptoms may include ringing in the ear, fluctuating hearing loss, spinning, and loss of balance.

-     Central Vertigo: A condition which can be caused by damage to the central nervous system from a stroke or head injury that affects the vestibular system. The symptoms may include dizziness or loss of balance.  

 

HOW CAN I GET HELP?

 

-       No referral required. However, we recommend that, you be assessed by your physician prior to commencing a vestibular rehabilitation program, to determine the nature of your difficulties.

 

 

 

HOW CAN I GET HELP?

Balance deficits which may interfere with your ability to perform daily activities such as dressing, bathing, walking, driving or shopping.