Vestibular Rehabilitation in Scarborough

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Vestibular Rehabilitation in Scarborough

Dizziness can be profoundly debilitating. Research indicates that many types of vestibular conditions can significantly benefit from vestibular rehabilitation. Through a comprehensive assessment, vestibular dysfunction can be effectively and conservatively treated in just a few sessions.

About Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Disorders

Even mild to moderate dizziness can have a major impact on your daily life. Research shows that many vestibular conditions can greatly benefit from vestibular rehabilitation. Numerous factors can lead to balance issues, including medications, ear infections, head injuries, or anything affecting the inner ear or brain. Low blood pressure when standing up quickly can cause dizziness.

Conditions that affect the skeletal or visual systems, such as arthritis or eye muscle imbalance, can also result in balance disorders. The risk of experiencing balance problems tends to increase with age. Unfortunately, many balance disorders manifest suddenly without a clear cause.

With a thorough assessment and clinical expertise, some cases of vestibular dysfunction can be effectively managed through conservative treatments in just a few sessions. Once the underlying issue has been addressed, home exercises can be performed to manage symptoms and enhance balance progressively, enabling a return to your regular lifestyle.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Concussion Management

  • Dizziness

  • Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)

  • Post-Concussion Syndrome

  • Vertigo

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

  • Cervicogenic Vertigo

  • Migraine-Associated Vertigo

  • Unilateral and Bilateral Vestibular Loss

  • Vestibular Neuritis

  • Labyrinthitis

  • Balance Disorders

  • Age-Related

  • Post-Stroke

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Acoustic Neuroma

  • Meniere's Disease (Secondary Endolymphatic Hydrops)

  • Ototoxicity

  • Dehiscence or Perilymph Fistulas

  • Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome

  • Mal de Barquement Syndrome

Benefits: Undergoing vestibular rehabilitation can lead to:

  • Reduction in vertigo and dizziness triggered by head movements
  • Improved balance
  • Enhanced stability while walking
  • Decreased risk of falls

Why Choose Healthy Life Physio & Wellness Scarborough for Your Vestibular Rehab?

  • Our team consists of Certified Vestibular Physiotherapists with specialized post-graduate certification and ongoing professional development.
  • We have earned trust and partnerships with local hospitals and community referrers.
  • We understand that some conditions may require further evaluation from neurologists or ENT specialists, and we will connect you with the right professionals.
  • Most extended health insurance plans cover your appointments.

FAQ

What is the most common symptom of vestibular dysfunction?
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling off-balance
  • Sensation of floating or the world spinning
  • Blurred vision
  • Disorientation
  • Falling or stumbling

Less common symptoms may include:

What is vestibular neuritis?

Vestibular neuritis is a condition affecting the vestibular nerve, which connects the inner ear to the brain. It often leads to prolonged vertigo, typically without significant hearing loss.

What Can Patients Expect from Vestibular Rehabilitation at Healthy Life Physio & Wellness Scarborough?
  • Patients are assessed by a licensed physical or occupational therapist with advanced post-graduate training.
  • The assessment includes various tests to objectively evaluate the patient’s issues. Visual and vestibular systems are screened to assess eye movement control. Testing covers sensation (including pain assessment), muscle strength, range of motion in extremities and spine, coordination, posture, balance, and walking ability.
What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehab is a specialized form of therapy aimed at alleviating problems associated with vestibular disorders, primarily vertigo, dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls. A tailored exercise plan is developed based on clinical assessments, laboratory tests, imaging studies, and patient input. Several factors can influence the potential for recovery, including activity level, pain, other medical conditions, medications, and emotional concerns.

Pre/Post Surgical Care

For individuals preparing for orthopedic surgery, our tailored pre- and post-surgical physiotherapy treatment plans are essential for a speedy recovery. Our physiotherapists in Scarborough provide guidance, training, and therapeutic exercises to prepare you for surgery and aid in your post-surgical recovery, ensuring a safe return to normal activities.