Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular Rehabilitation Physiotherapy

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialized type of physiotherapy meant to alleviate vertigo symptoms including, dizziness, imbalance, or falls. This treatment focuses on your vestibular system – the part of your inner ear that controls stability and balance. 

Dizziness is common and can have many causes. Dizziness is often associated with feeling light-headed (for example, the feeling you get when you stand up too quickly) or being off-balance. Vertigo is less common. It is the sensation of movement even when you are still and is often described as a spinning or rocking feeling. 

Vertigo is commonly caused by a disorder of the inner ear or vestibular system called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This is when tiny crystals become dislodged in your inner ear and move into areas they are not supposed to be, resulting in a feeling of vertigo and often nausea. BPPV is often characterized by severe, sudden episodes of vertigo when your head is moved, like when rolling in bed or looking upward. 


How Can Vestibular Rehabilitation Help? 

Treatment for vertigo or dizziness will vary depending on the cause of your symptoms. It can be as simple as specialized techniques performed in the clinic to help your vertigo or may include home exercises to improve your dizziness. Both dizziness and vertigo can significantly impact your life and prevent you from doing the things you enjoy. If you are experiencing dizziness or vertigo, we recommend booking an assessment with our qualified vestibular physiotherapist at our Red Deer physio clinic to determine if vestibular rehabilitation is right for you.

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