What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy?

The Vestibular system is part of the inner ear that contributes to sense of balance and perception of motion. Vestibular conditions resulting in dizziness, vertigo and altered balance respond well to individualized programs that differentiate various causes and provide specific treatments and/or habituation programs.

Vestibular rehabilitation is designed for individuals experiencing vertigo (room spinning), disorientation, disequilibrium, balance problems or falls. The goals are to improve your safety, increase your independence, improve balance and decrease the intensity and frequency of episodes of dizziness.

What Are The Goals of the Therapy?

  • Reduce frequency, intensity and duration of dizzy symptoms
  • Improve pain free and dizzy free range of movement of neck
  • Improve balance and oculomotor function
  • Develop compensatory strategies for coping with symptoms

What Happens During Vestibular Rehabilitation?

  • Non-invasive neuroplastic approach
  • Qualified physiotherapist completes a comprehensive evaluation
  • Measurement of posture, balance, mobility, coordination, flexibility, sensation, strength, gaze control and postural control strategies
  • Personalized regimen of manual therapy and exercises prescribed to meet unique needs of each patient
  • Monitoring and progression of program on an intermittent basis by physiotherapist

Who Will Benefit?

Persons with:

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • History of falls
  • Poor balance
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Stiff neck
  • Weakness
  • Double vision
  • Vestibular and balance disorders

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