WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A VESTIBULAR PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
- You feel the room spinning around you.
- You have difficulty changing positions.
- You have blurry vision.
- You feel unsteady when you walk or tend to lose your balance.
- You have had ear surgery.
- You have been in a car accident or have had a concussion.
- Your dizziness limits your activities or your participation in sports.
THE INTERVENTION OF OUR PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Vestibular rehabilitation aims to maximize the functioning of your senses: vestibular system (inner ear), vision, balance and neck proprioception.
- Our physiotherapist will conduct a complete evaluation of these sensory systems to determine the diagnosis and explain your condition to you.
- Based on this assessment a treatment plan combining specific vestibular maneuvers with manual therapy will be proposed to alleviate your symptoms and treat your condition.
- You will also be given specific exercises targeting motor control, balance and coordination as well as postural advice to enhance your daily living.
- A prescription of home exercises will help to promote the integration of your senses which will allow you to improve your ability to function.
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular neuritis
- Ménière’s disease
- Unilateral/bilateral hypofunction of the inner ear
- Migraine-associated vertigo
- Head injury (concussion)/Motor vehicle accident (MVA)
- Trouble with vision or hearing
- Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
- Central nervous system problems (CNS)