Vestibular Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation uses specialized and individualized exercises to relieve the symptoms and discomfort associated with various dysfunctions and disorders of the inner ear and the region of the brain that controls balance and eye movements.

Dysfunction can arise from trauma to the head (e.g. motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries), aging, stroke and brain injury, concussions, certain illnesses and diseases.

Symptoms may include unsteadiness, dizziness, nausea, balance problems, headaches, and vertigo.

What can I expect from treatment?

  • Initially, a thorough assessment will be done to identify the source of the vertigo or dizziness.

  • Once a diagnosis is made; treatment may include repositioning maneuvers, gaze stability exercises, vestibular/habituation exercises.

  • Some clients report increased symptoms after the first treatment. This is normal as the vestibular system requires adaptation prior to recovery

How many treatments do I need for relief?

  • Treatment frequency varies based on your unique needs. Most clients experience significant relief within 3-4 treatments, but many do note relief after 1-2 as well.