Are you experiencing dizziness or vertigo? At Glenridding Physio, we believe it’s time to start taking control of your health and seek out specialized treatments. Our Vestibular Therapy can help you get back on your feet and improve your balance, by tackling the root causes of dizziness or vertigo.
WHAT IS VESTIBULAR THERAPY?
Vestibular therapy is a type of physical therapy that is used to treat problems related to the vestibular system, which is responsible for helping the body maintain balance and spatial orientation. The vestibular system includes the inner ear and the connections between the ear and the brain.
Vestibular therapy typically involves a combination of exercises and techniques designed to improve balance, reduce dizziness and vertigo, and improve overall function. Some common types of exercises used in vestibular therapy include:
1) Eye exercises: These exercises involve moving the eyes in specific ways to help improve coordination and reduce dizziness.
2) Balance exercises: These exercises are designed to improve balance and stability, and may include standing on one leg, walking on a balance beam, or using a wobble board.
3) Habituation exercises: These exercises involve repeating movements or activities that cause dizziness or vertigo, in order to help the body adjust and reduce symptoms over time.
4) Canalith repositioning maneuvers: These techniques are used to reposition small crystals in the inner ear that can cause dizziness and vertigo.
WHAT CONDITION CAN BE TREATED BY VESTIBULAR THERAPY?
Vestibular therapy can be helpful for a variety of conditions that affect the vestibular system, including:
1) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): This is a condition in which small crystals in the inner ear become dislodged and cause dizziness and vertigo.
2) Vestibular neuritis: This is an inflammation of the vestibular nerve, which can cause dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance.
3) Meniere’s disease: This is a condition that affects the inner ear and can cause dizziness, vertigo, and hearing loss.
4) Concussion: Concussions can affect the vestibular system and cause symptoms such as dizziness and balance problems.
It is important to consult with our Certified healthcare professional before starting vestibular therapy, to determine if it is appropriate for your specific needs. A trained vestibular therapist at Glenridding Physio can create an individualized treatment plan based on your symptoms and condition.