Vestibular Rehabilitation

The cause of Vertigo can be over-looked with traditional testing. In many cases, vestibular dizziness is attributed to a small structure of the inner ear called the “Vestibular Organ”. The vestibular organ processes the senses controlling balance and eye movements. When they become imbalanced as in the crystal displacement, it can lead to dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, vision problems, nausea, among other disruptions to your daily life.

Many patients are diagnosed with “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo” which is caused by an imbalance of the inner ear, and your treatment options can be discussed with your doctor. Other common causes are: labyrinthitis (inflammation) and vestibular neuritis (swollen nerve), secondary endolymphatichydrops (autoimmune disorder) and perilymph fistula (tear or defect). Vestibular disorders also include superiorcanal dehiscence (causing hearing and balance problems), acoustic neuroma (tumor in the inner ear), ototoxicity (poisoning in the inner ear), and enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome (enlargement or deformity of the inner ear). All of which are treatable illnesses either medicinally, therapeutically, surgically or in a combination.

At DUNDAS 427 PHYSIOTHERAPY our compassionate staff and licensed physiotherapists are here to listen and help identify the roots of the problems. Some of our physiotherapists are certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) – an exercised based therapy to reduce your symptoms naturally. 

Once assessed and the cause of your illness identified, treatment protocols are developed, including evidence-based and clinically proven techniques, customized for each patient. They and could be relatively simple requiring shorter recovery times. Although the treatment will depend on the findings, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any prescription or over the counter medications, as well as if you have done any previous tests such as MRIs, hearing analysis, or have been treated for other illnesses that could contribute to your current condition.

Let the healing process begin by calling us now: 647-812-3885.