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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation is now available at the Infinity Physiotherapy Clinic in Rossland, BC. Vestibular Rehabilitation encompasses evidence based assessment and treatment approaches.

Who is appropriate for Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Individuals who report any or all of the following symptoms as a result of a vestibular disorder –

• Dizziness
• Unsteadiness
• Vertigo
• Balance Problems
• Motion sensitivity (quick head movements provoke dizziness)
• Problems with gaze stability (blurring of vision with head movement)

The vestibular disorders may be caused by –

• Head Trauma (MVA, falls, impact sports)
• Ear Infections, including vestibular neuronitis and labyrinthitis
• Aging
• Illness or disease
• Insidious onset such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
• Stroke and brain injury

What can you expect?

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialized physiotherapy treatment program that is individualized for each client. Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based approach to relieve the symptoms and discomfort of vestibular disorders.

A thorough assessment is performed focused on functioning in 3 areas –

• Eye and Head coordination
• Balance and gait
• Motion sensitivity

Following the initial assessment, treatment may include –

• Balance Retraining Exercises
• Specific Vestibular Exercises
• Supervised therapy sessions to monitor progress & continually challenge the vestibular, visual & balance systems
• Repositioning maneuver for B.P.P.V. (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

For more information please contact Infinity Physio Centre 250.362.7333