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Vestibular Rehabilitation Referrals Do You Experience… A specialized physiotherapy No referral required. However, we treatment program. do recommend that you be An exercise program that will assessed by your physician prior Dizziness? to commencing a vestibular improved the quality of your life. rehabilitation program, to Vestibular Rehabilitation is an determine the nature of your Vertigo? difficulties. exercise based approach to relieve the symptoms and discomfort of vestibular disorders. Our Qualifications Unsteadiness? Dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness and balance problems can all be Doreen Sharpe and Jenny Palmer, treated through a gentle exercise Physiotherapists, have completed Balance Problems? program tailored to meet the Vestibular Rehabilitation courses. specific needs of the patient. Throughout North America, For further information people are getting better and returning to normal lives through please contact – Vestibular Vestibular Rehabilitation. Therapacc Physiotherapy 4 – 119 Isabella Street Rehabilitation What can you expect? Campbellford, ON Can Help! K0L 1L0 Following your assessment with the physiotherapist, you will be given an individualized home Phone 705.653.0551 exercise program. You will continue to see the therapist to Fax 705.653.5073 monitor your progress and enhance your program. You can email@example.com expect to see improvement in your symptoms within 6 to 8 www.therapacc.com weeks. Doreen Sharpe & Jenny Palmer Physiotherapists Each year many people complain The Inner Ear Initial Assessment of dizziness, unsteadiness, vertigo, and balance problems. At the initial assessment a There are numerous causes of physiotherapist will examine and these symptoms. However, a evaluate the three areas related large percentage originates from to vestibular problems: a problem with the part of the • Eye and head movements inner ear and the brain that helps • Balance and walking control balance and eye • The musculoskeletal system movements. This is known as the ‘vestibular system’. If disease or injury damages the system, a Treatment Option vestibular disorder can result. Treatment for vestibular disorders What causes varies according to the diagnosis. The Symptoms Vestibular Rehabilitation is a drug Vestibular disorders? free approach involving specific exercises to improve balance Symptoms range from mild Vestibular disorders are common function, decrease dizziness dizziness and unsteadiness to and can affect people of all ages symptoms and increase general severe vertigo lasting from a few and all walks of life. They are activity levels. seconds to months to years. most often caused by: • Head trauma (car Your program may include one or Other symptoms include: accidents, falls, impact more of the following sports) • Balance retraining exercises • A spinning sensation • Ear infections • Specific vestibular exercises • Difficulty reading or • Aging • Supervised therapy concentrating • Illness or disease sessions to monitor • Poor balance • Medications progress and continually • Disorientation • Stroke and brain injury challenge the vestibular, • Nausea and vomiting visual and balance systems • Headaches • Repositioning maneuver for • Sensitivity to bright lights B.P.P.V. (Benign and noises Paroxysmal Positional • Poor tolerance of crowds Vertigo) which is a condition where the crystals are caught in the inner ear.
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