Our Expertise: Vestibular Rehabilitation

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.

COMMONS DIAGNOSIS

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • 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)
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