What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy?
Vestibular Rehabilitation (VR) is a specialized form of physiotherapy that involves treatment maneuvers and exercises to decrease dizziness, improve balance and other issues associated with vestibular disorders.
People with vestibular disorders often experience problems with dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbance, or imbalance.
Symptoms associated with these kind of disorders can impact the quality of your life on a day to day basis and these disorders can sometimes be accompanied with other secondary discomforts such as nausea, fatigue or concentration problems.
In some cases people tend to design their life style ‘around’ the disorder which can lead to a semi-sedentary type lifestyle and naturally this in itself can be problematic as it can cause decreased muscle strength as well as flexibility, so getting professional assistance is important as early as possible. Not all types of dizziness can be helped by VR, but a thorough assessment of your problem including a detailed history and examination will help establish if your problem is suited to this treatment.
Vestibular rehabilitation can help:
- BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
- Imbalance due to aging/falls
- Post Concussion syndrome
- Vestibular neuritis