Vestibular Physiotherapy Edmonton South

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Vestibular Rehabilitation: Start Your Personalized Program Today

Feel dizzy at times? It may be a sign of balance problems in your vestibular system. Vestibular issues can have a profound impact on your life. Often, you don’t know when or where the dizziness will strike. It can limit your activities, create a feeling of unsteadiness while doing tasks in daily lives, or even affect something as simple as walking.

The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention cited that those who have balancing issues are at high risk of falling and incidence rate to this problem is almost epidemic specifically to the elderly. Vestibular issues are a serious matter. 

Our physiotherapists understand the risks and symptoms of vestibular dysfunction. We focus in on the root cause of the problem (or pain), and help you address the issue head-on and as quickly as possible.

Highly Skilled Physiotherapists Deliver Vestibular Rehab Therapy

Body Restoration’s highly trained and qualified clinicians use vestibular rehabilitation techniques known to effectively improve balance for individuals who have vestibular dysfunction.

Our program focuses on restoring the balance for individuals who have balance disorders like dizziness-related problems, vertigo, Meniere’s syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) or migraines. If you have had a stroke or previous brain injury, you may also benefit from vestibular rehabilitation we offer at Body Restoration, Edmonton.

We’re dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment and effective treatment strategies.

Our therapists continue to develop custom treatment plans, guidelines and advanced methodologies to effectively identify and treat vestibular disorders.

What Conditions Can Vestibular Physiotherapy Treat?
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis / Labynthitis
  • Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction (UVH)
  • Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Neurological conditions (i.e. stroke, traumatic brain injury)
  • Vestibular deconditioning from aging or inactivity
  • and many other balance and pain related issues
Physiotherapy and Vestibular Rehabilitation

A qualified physiotherapist will perform thorough evaluation starting with your medical history, then to understanding the severity of your symptoms and finding the right therapy option that will match with your needs and lifestyle. The assessment will focus on motion sensitivity, balance and gait performance, neck joint stability as well as eye and head coordination.

Your personalized vestibular therapy program is likely to involve balance exercises, manual therapy to mobilize stiff joints and supervised, monitored therapy sessions.

With the right vestibular rehabilitation program, you can expect to achieve   improved visual stability, improved balance, increased body strength, and decreased dizziness symptoms. The goal is to return you to your prior level of function.

Contact Body Restoration for an Appointment if You Are Experiencing Any of These Vestibular Symptoms (or Pain):
  • Unsteadiness or balancing problems (loss of balance)
  • Symptoms of dizziness
  • Motion sensitivity (quick head movements make you feel dizzy)
  • Blurring of vision when you move your head
  • Frequent falls, and;
  • Need to hold onto objects when walking

 

Medical conditions such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction, Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction and post head trauma or concussion can also benefit from vestibular therapy.

Vestibular rehabilitation is an on-going process that must be monitored by a qualified clinician. After a detailed clinical assessment, the right vestibular therapy program will be executed.

What You Should Know About Your Vestibular System

Your vestibular system is a sensory system that provides input in our sense of spatial orientation and balance. The same as any part of our body’s system, the vestibular system can also become prone to injury or impairment.

Each year, more than a million patients visit their doctors due to dizziness. Most commonly, individuals over the age of 65 present with vestibular disorders, but vestibular disorders can happen at any age. Often, dizziness is generally not serious but it could be a sign of balance impairment. It can be because of medication side effects, inner ear disorder, neck dysfunction or symptoms of a more serious condition like brain or heart problem. Dizziness, nausea and  vision changes are signs that there’s an ongoing negative feedback mechanism and it has to be corrected.

While pharmaceutical options and surgery are known to improve dizziness, evidence for  vestibular rehabilitation is growing. Vestibular rehabilitation programs are specifically designed base on  individual’s overall symptoms and through biomechanics analysis. The therapy must only be administered by qualified clinicians.

ABOUT BODY RESTORATION

Body Restoration is a collaborative physiotherapy team with two locations in Edmonton South, offering cutting-edge care for balance issues like dizziness and vertigo: vestibular rehab, physiotherapy, and more.

A collective of people offering multiple specialties all under one roof, we provide the care you need to resolve your concerns and ensure accelerated recovery.