Vestibular Therapy

Do you experience dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, or balance problems?

Vestibular Rehabilitation can help!

Our ability to maintain balance is determined by information from three sources;

Vision,

Muscles and joints,

Vestibular systems (in the ear)

Provided by: Nadia Colantonio PT, BSc. PT.

If disease or injury has affected the vestibular system, a vestibular disorder can result.

Symptoms of a vestibular disorder can range from mild to severe, lasting seconds to minutes, to days.

Symptoms may include:

  • Poor balance
  • Difficulty reading or concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and /or vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle tightness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Sensitivity to lights and noises
  • Poor tolerance of crowds

Vestibular Disorders are common and can affect people of all ages. They are most often caused by:

  • Head trauma (car accident, falls, impact sports)
  • Ear infections (BPPV, neuritis, labrynthitis)
  • Aging
  • Medications
  • Illness or disease
  • Stroke and brain injury

Vestibular Rehabilitation Treatment

Vestibular Rehabilitation is an important part of treatment for people suffering from vestibular disorders. Trained Physiotherapist can perform a thorough assessment in three major areas;

  1. Eye function
  2. Balance and mobility
  3. Dizziness and vertigo

Based on the results of this assessment the Physiotherapist will develop a drug free plan of treatment tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient, which include exercises and manual therapy techniques to be performed both in treatment and at home. Progress will be monitored at intervals until your desired goals are achieved.

Vestibular Therapy is proven to be so effective that symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, nausea etc. can decrease dramatically and for many disappear altogether! If you or someone you know suffers from symptoms like those described above and would like a vestibular assessment and treatment please contact us.