Vestibular rehab is a specific type for therapy, that targets problems that may arise from vestibular disorders. These may include vertigo, dizziness, gaze issues, and or falls/balance deficits.
A tailored exercise plan is constructed according to the findings by your Physiotherapist during the initial assessment. This may assist in reducing vertigo, dizziness and fall risks and some other secondary issues as a result of vestibular disorders. For the majority of cases, vestibular rehab may not completely resolve the vestibular condition, however it can make it much more manageable and make the symptoms affecting your daily life almost minimal. The brain can learn and adapt by using other senses to compensate for vestibular conditions with continued rehab and exercises. The main principle of vestibular rehabilitation is to promote the body’s ability to compensate, according to the specific needs and demands of the patient.
Three major components of exercises are typically included in vestibular rehabilitation.
2) Gaze Stabilization
3) Balance Training
By incorporating these three areas into a comprehensive rehab program, it is likely that you will be able to reduce some of the symptoms you are experiencing from your vestibular condition.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
BPPV is a specific vestibular disorder that is caused by crystals being displaced in the canals of the ear. A mismatch of signals sent to your brain can cause dizziness, vertigo and make it feel like the room is spinning. There is a specific type of treatment for this condition, and it can be extremely effective in reducing symptoms, sometimes almost immediately. Please contact the clinic for further information if you believe you have BPPV or another vestibular condition.