Vestibular Rehabilitation

Dizziness is a debilitating. Research has shown that many types of vestibular conditions benefit from vestibular rehabilitation. With thorough assessment, vestibular dysfunction can be treated conservatively and effectively within a few sessions.

Benefits of Vestibular Rehabilitation

By undergoing vestibular rehabilitation you can expect to reduce vertigo and head movement related dizziness, improve balance, improve steadiness when walking, reduce the risk of falls.

How Can Vestibular Rehabilitation Help Balance Disorders

Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)
Post Concussion Syndrome
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Cervicogenic Vertigo
Migrane Associated Vertigo
Unilateral and Bilateral Vestibular Loss
Vestibular Neuritis
Balance Disorders

Age Related
Post Stroke
Parkinson’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Acoustic Neuroma
Meniere’s Disease (Secondary endolymphatic hydrops)
Dehiscence or Perilymph fistulas
Enlarged vestibular aquaduct syndrome
Mal de Barquement syndrome

Even mild to moderate levels of dizziness can be hugely debilitating. Research has shown that many types of vestibular conditions benefit from vestibular rehabilitation.
There are many causes of balance problems, such as medications, ear infections, a head injury, or anything else that affects the inner ear or brain. Low blood pressure can lead to dizziness when you stand up too quickly. Problems that affect the skeletal or visual systems, such as arthritis or eye muscle imbalance, can also cause balance disorders. Your risk of having balance problems increases as you get older.

Unfortunately, many balance disorders start suddenly and with no obvious cause.

With this thorough assessment and clinical reasoning, some cases of vestibular dysfunction can be treated conservatively and effectively within a few sessions. Once the underlying problem has been treated, home exercises can be done to control symptoms and improve balance in a graded manner so you return to your usual way of life.

Conditions that we treat:

Meet With a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist Today

We are happy to offer quality and affordable healthcare for our community. Our specialists will start with an initial assessment to identify any issues you may be facing. Then, we will work with you to resolve them through regular follow-up sessions.

We are staffed with Certified Vestibular Physiotherapists who have completed specific post-graduate certification and professional development. We are trusted and partnered with local hospitals and community referrers. We understand that some conditions may require further testing from neurologists or ENT specialists and will get you in touch with the right professionals

Initial Vestibular Rehabilitation Consultation

60 minutes session

Follow Up Vestibular Rehabilitation Consultation

60 minutes session

Vestibular Rehabilitation is often covered by most most extended health insurance plans.

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What are some symptom of vestibular dysfunction?

Some common symptoms include:
Feeling off-balance
Feeling as if you are floating or as if the world is spinning
Blurred vision
Falling or stumbling

Less common symptoms include:
Changes in your heart's rhythm

What is vestibular neuritis?

Vestibular neuritis is a condition that affects the vestibular nerve, which connects the inner ear to the brain, causing prolonged vertigo usually in the absence of significant hearing loss.

What patients can expect from VR in Vaughan PT clinic?

Patients are seen by a licensed physical or occupational therapist with advanced post-graduate training

The assessment also includes administering different tests to more objectively evaluate the patient’s problems. The therapist will screen the visual and vestibular systems to observe how well eye movements are being controlled. Testing assesses sensation (which includes gathering information about pain), muscle strength, extremity and spine range of motion, coordination, posture, balance, and walking ability.

What is vestibular rehab?

Vestibular rehab is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate problems caused by vestibular disorders, primarily vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls. A customized exercise plan is developed from the findings of the clinical assessment, laboratory testing and imaging studies, and input from patients. Different factors can impact the potential for recovery including activity level, pain, other medical conditions, medications, and emotional concerns.

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