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What is Vestibular Therapy?
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is an exercise-based treatment available at Boost Physiotherapy. It’s designed by our highly trained vestibular physical therapists, and it helps in restoring or improving balance in our patients to reduce any dizziness or related problems.
Dizziness can be feelings of spinning, floating, passing out, unsteadiness, wooziness, weird moving sensations, a swimming feeling in the head, swaying, whirling (also called vertigo), or tilting. If you’ve been having these sensations or feelings when you’re standing, lying down, or even getting up or changing your position, it could be described as dizziness.
The symptoms of dizziness can last for seconds, minutes, or even hours. Ten million patients every year visit a doctor to get their dizziness checked out. It is common in those who are 75 or above, but it can happen to anyone regardless of their age.
While dizziness can occur to many things, including medications, neck dysfunction, ear disorders, or a heart or brain problem, it’s generally not a serious problem. You can get it checked out at our Edmonton clinic.
Symptoms Treated with Vestibular Therapy
- Blurry vision or dizziness involving head movements
- Stiffness, tightness, or pain in the neck
- Imbalance when walking or feeling the need to hold something when walking
- Frequent falls
- Wooziness, foggy feelings
Assessment for Vestibular Therapy
Our therapists will conduct a thorough assessment that will help us evaluate your symptoms. We will also be properly reviewing your medical history. The assessment of your symptoms at our Edmonton clinic will include the following:
- Leg strength and flexibility, balance when walking or moving
- Visual mobility and stability
- Neck mobility
- Arm and neck strength
- Positional testing
- Inner ear exam
All of this will help us find out how we can improve your condition and provide you with a plan of care. This plan will identify all your ailments and help us improve the quality of your life.
Is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Effective?
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is an effective treatment. It can help you avoid surgery and be the only treatment you require for your condition. In other cases, it can be a part of your surgical treatment plan.
How Long Does Vestibular Therapy Take?
Our vestibular therapy in Edmonton lasts for 6 to 8 weeks, with 1 or 2 sessions every week. But it also depends on the patient and their diagnosis, the severity of their symptoms, and how effective their treatment results are.
To learn more about Vestibular Therapy offered at our Edmonton clinic, you can call us at 587-635-5555.