Vestibular Rehab and Vertigo
Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based program designed by a specially trained physiotherapist to assist in problems related to balance, dizziness/vertigo or visual control due to inner ear problems. Not only is this treatment meant to improve symptoms, it can help improve abilities for daily living and exercise.
Vestibular disorders of the inner ear may be a result of a number of issues such as:
Who needs vestibular rehabilitation?
It is critical that persons entering a VRT program have a confirmed diagnosis of vestibular pathology because not all dizziness is caused by vestibular deficits. Most referrals come from otolaryngologists or neurologists. If there is some question about the nature of the underlying disorder in individuals who are referred from other sources, the treating therapist may request an otology consult. VRT can help with a variety of vestibular problems, including:
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and Unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction (reduced inner-ear function on one or both sides) associated with diagnoses such as Ménière’s disease, Labyrinthitis, and Vestibular neuritis.
This treatment can also benefit patients that have had long-term disorders that have undergone other treatments with little or no success. VRT can also help people with an acute or abrupt loss of vestibular function following surgery for vestibular problems.
You are not a candidate for vestibular rehabilitation if you have any of the following:
Individuals who report any or all of the following symptoms as a result of a Vestibular disorder may benefit from vestibular rehabilitation
What happens during my visit?
A thorough assessment is performed, based on your symptoms, which may include observing:
A treatment program is individualized for each client and may involve a repositioning technique or exercise.
The main types of exercises that physiotherapists can use are:
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