Vestibular Rehabilitation is aimed to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo - the sudden sensation that you are spinning, causing brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. It is usually triggered by changing the position of your head. The dizziness usually last for a short period of time, less than one minute. This dizziness might occur when you look down at your phone, when you lie down, turn over or sit up in bed, or when you look up at someone. The dizziness stems from the inner ear and most often the cause is unknown. There are calcium crystals known as otoliths that get dislodged and move into one of the semi circular canals in your ear (usually the posterior canal). As the head moves, this sensation of vertigo is created from the displacement of these crystals. It can be triggered by a head injury or happen as we get older. Other medical conditions can cause BPPV, and once ruled out, is treated conservatively.
BPPV may increase the risk of falls. Other causes of falls may be weakness, instability or neurological. Balance disorders are often life-altering and sometimes life-threatening as they can lead to serious falls. Falls are a significant cause of fractures, loss of independence and loss of life. Balance can begin to decline as early as in our 40's. Balance retraining exercises can be customized to help regain your sense of stability and safety. A specific program is designed based on the causes of your symptoms.
Our patients have experienced successful outcomes, improving their strength and stabilization through therapeutic activities based specifically on each patients needs.