Why Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular disorders are a range of conditions which include symptoms of balance problems, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, and/or vomiting. They may result from viral infections, head injury, motor vehicle accidents, aging, or may occur spontaneously.

Vestibular physiotherapy uses certain maneuvers to correct dysfunctions in the inner ear, as well as rehabilitation exercises to improve balance and reduce dizziness (such as gaze stabilization, visual tracking exercises). Vestibular repositioning maneuvers are especially effective for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) – a common vestibular disorder.

  • Did You Know?

    What is the Vestibular System?

    The vestibular system is a sensory system that is responsible for communicating information with our brain about balance and spatial orientation. It allows for us to make compensatory movements to forces that may throw us off balance. The vestibular system is comprised of small canals and organs in the inner ear and is very important in postural reflexes and eye movements. It sends information to the brain to process nerve signals, which then triggers an appropriate response to any type of situation.

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  • How can I speed up my recovery?

    What does a vestibular rehabilitation assessment look like?

    • Cranial nerve testing
    • Reflex testing
    • Eye tracking tests
    • Balance testing
    • Gait assessment
    • Assessment of past injuries/conditions
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  • Help & Support

    What kind of benefits can vestibular rehabilitation bring?

    • Decreased falls risk
    • Improved balance
    • Return to previous level of function
    • Decreased symptoms of dizziness/nausea/unsteadiness
    • Decrease vertigo
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  • Additional Info

    What therapists can provide vestibular rehabilitation?

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