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Vestibular Physiotherapy at Doreen

Vestibular Physiotherapy at The Local Physio Clinic

Vestibular physiotherapy, also called vestibular rehabilitation therapy, is a special form of physiotherapy meant to treat vestibular disorders. The therapy will involve head maneuvers, or it may be a progressive program consisting of a series of exercises intended to reduce dizziness, vertigo, visual issues and imbalance.

How Does Vestibular Therapy Help with Dizziness?

Vestibular therapy can be used to help manage various underlying conditions which may be lead to dizziness. The treatment may help:

  • Reduce instances of dizziness and other related symptoms
  • Help to reposition the inner ear debris, also referred to as calcium crystals in cases of BPPV
  • Help to regain normal function
  • Help in the development of the needed compensatory mechanisms in the brain by using other senses like vision

Furthermore, vestibular physiotherapy is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to treating vestibular disorders, making it a safe and affordable option for many clients.

 

What Does Vestibular Physiotherapy Entail?

Ultimately, the goal is to reduce dizziness and help the individual regain their balance. Balance is something that works by coordinating multiple systems in the body. The goal is to reduce dizziness and help the individual regain their balance. Balance is something that works by coordinating multiple systems in the body. Therapeutic vestibular exercise helps the body address the causes of dizziness and balance-related issues. The treatment includes caregiver and patient education, in addition to home exercises.

The exercise may consist of the following:

  • Gaze training
  • A few habitual exercises that may put you in a position that often triggers the dizziness to allow the body to adjust and then decrease the instances of the dizziness experienced
  • Balance retraining
  • Various exercises that address weakness and improve range of motion, amongst other things

Overall, if you or someone you know is struggling with a vestibular disorder, consider seeing a vestibular physiotherapist. These techniques are effective and non-invasive, and it could be what you need to improve your dizziness, restore your balance and improve your quality of life.

Book an appointment to see our physiotherapist at Doreen.

 

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