What Is Vestibular Physiotherapy?

What Is Vestibular Physiotherapy?

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What is vestibular rehabilitation (VRT) Or Vestibular Physiotherapy?

Vestibular rehabilitation( VRT ) ( Vestibular Physiotherapy ) is an exercise-based program, Maneuvers like epley maneuver For BPPV, designed by a specialty-trained vestibular physical therapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness and balance.

Dizziness can be described as:

  • Feelings of unsteadiness
  • Wooziness (swimming feeling in head)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Feelings of passing out
  • Sensations of moving
  • Spinning
  • Floating
  • Swaying
  • Tilting
  • Whirling (sensations known as vertigo)

These feelings or sensations can occur when you are standing still, lying down or changing positions.

The symptoms can be constant or episodic in nature, only lasting seconds, minutes or hours.

What causes Vertigo? Dizziness?

Dizziness is the most common complaint of patients over the age of 75, but it can occur in patients of any age. Dizziness can be due to an inner ear disorder, a side effect of medications, a sign of neck dysfunction, or concussion, or it can be due to a more serious problem such as a brain or a heart problem.

Who benefits from vestibular rehabilitation?

Patients typically referred for vestibular rehabilitation therapy are those diagnosed with:

  • Dizziness
  • Imbalance ( off Balance )
  • Vertigo
  • Meniere’s syndrome
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Neck-related dizziness and migraines ( Cervicogenic dizziness )
  • Other candidates are patients who have had a stroke or brain injury or who frequently fall.

Common symptoms that can be helped with vestibular rehabilitation include:

Balance Rehab
  • Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements
  • Neck tightness, stiffness and/or pain dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, Meniere’s syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck-related dizziness and migraines dizziness, dizziness, imbalance, Meniere’s syndrome, dizziness, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck-related dizziness and migraines dizziness, imbalance, vertigo,
  • Imbalance or the need to hold onto objects when walking
  • Headaches
  • Frequent falls
  • Generalized “dizziness, wooziness and foggy head” feelings
  • Vertigo/spinning

At your appointment, a Certified Vestibular therapist will evaluate your symptoms and review your medical history. Your assessment will include all or part of the following areas:

  • Infrared goggle testing to observe eye movements with respect to head movements and position.
  • Balance and/or leg strength/flexibility
  • Gait (how you walk)
  • Visual stability and mobility
  • Neck mobility and neck and arm strength
  • Positional testing, including an inner ear exam

Based on the findings, a plan of care is developed. The goal of your treatment plan is to improve any deficits that were identified. This, in turn, will improve your ability to function in activities of everyday living, reduce your risk of falling and ultimately, improve your quality of life.

Vestibular Physio with Goggles

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Get Diagnosis with detail assessment and Treatment Plan

  3. Get one on one Treatment

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!