The vestibular system are the structures in your inner ear that provides you with your sense of balance and your awareness of your spatial orientation. Your body integrates this information with other senses of your body (eg: sight, hearing, touch etc.) to coordinate movements. The vestibular system can malfunction due to a number of reasons such as: infections, age related changes, trauma and disease. When the system isn't working properly it can send mixed signals to your brain which can cause symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, headaches, nausea and imbalance.
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is specialized treatment aimed at alleviating problems associated with the vestibular system. It is an exercise-based program with manual treatment as well. The goal is to reduce dizziness, headaches, gaze instability and feeling unbalanced.
Who We Can Help With Vestibular Therapy
Vestibular therapy is a specialized therapy in which our physiotherapist has taken courses in.
Vestibular therapy is used to treat:
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
There are various treatments that can be effective in caring for vestibular issues, these may include habituation exercises, gaze stabilization exercises, balance training and the Epley Maneuver to name a few. At your assessment, the physiotherapist will decide which is the best options for you.