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Vestibular Rehabilitation

For the treatment of vertigo, dizziness, balance impairments and post-concussion syndrome

Research supports vestibular therapy as an effective treatment in managing conditions such as:

  • BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
  • vestibular neuritis/labyrinthitis
  • post-concussion syndrome
  • cervicogenic dizziness

The vestibular system consists of the inner ear and parts of the brain that interpret, processes and coordinates sensory information controlling balance, spatial orientation, and eye movement.

Problems in the vestibular system can result in:

  • dizziness/off balance/lightheaded
  • sensation of being pulled to the side
  • blurred vision/trouble focussing
  • nausea/vomiting
  • headache
  • ear pressure or pain
  • tinnitus/hearing loss
  • vertigo

What is the difference between vertigo and dizziness?

Vertigo is a sensation that the room is spinning and is often caused by a problem with the inner ear.  Common inner ear conditions are BPPV, neuritis, Meniere‚Äôs disease, post-concussion.

Dizziness is a sensation of light headedness, floating, grogginess, feeling off balance.  Causes of dizziness could be dehydration, blood pressure, blood sugar level, medication side effects, neck issues.  Talk to your physician to rule out causes of dizziness.

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is a specialized form of therapy to reduce primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders.  It is an exercise-based program aimed at reducing vertigo, dizziness, gaze instability and imbalance to avoid falls.

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Physiotherapy

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has a multitude of benefits to people of all ages.

Exercise Classes

Stretch ‘n Tone, Pilates, and an Osteoporosis Program.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

For the treatment of vertigo, dizziness, balance impairments and post-concussion syndrome.