What is Vestibular Therapy?
Dizziness is one of the main reasons for physician visits. As we age, dizziness increases in frequency and can become a debilitating condition. It can come from many sources, including: medication, cardiogenic sources, psychogenic causes, neurological conditions, and vestibular origins.
The vestibular system is located in the inner ear and is very imiportant for our balance and vision. It detects gravitational forces as we move our head in order to allow for clear vision. It also detects the head's movement speed and direction. The vestibular system uses this information to create appropriate visual and postural responses to keep us steady and functional.
Vestibular rehabilitation can help when issues in the vestibular system arise, either peripherally or centrally. It includes assessment and a customized treatment plan made for each individual patient, and tailored to his or her needs. This treatment can be either straightforward or complex. It may also require working with other healthcare professionals, such as ENTs, neurologists, family doctors, kinesiologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and more.
Vestibular Therapy Services we provide…
Treatment of the following symptoms associated with Vestibular issues:
- Dizziness and balance issues
- Sensitivity to motion
- Unsteadiness, rocking sensations
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurry or 'jumpy' vision when moving
- Light headedness
- Sensitivity to busy environments
- Visually provoked dizziness
**Services provided in the client's home or community. Sessions include a detailed assessment and customized treatment plan made for each individual patient, tailored to his or her needs.