Vestibular therapy, also known as vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT), is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on treating disorders of the vestibular system. The main goals of vestibular therapy are to reduce symptoms, improve balance and coordination, and enhance the individual's overall quality of life. The therapy is tailored to the specific needs of each patient and may include a combination of exercises and techniques.
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Who can benefit from this treatment?
Vestibular therapy may help people with conditions including:
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Neck/head related injuries
Those at risk of falling
How Can Physiotherapy Help with Vertigo?
Physiotherapy can play a significant role in the management of vertigo, a condition characterized by a false sense of spinning or dizziness. The most common type of vertigo is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which is caused by the displacement of tiny crystals within the inner ear. Physiotherapy can help in the following ways:
Assessment and Diagnosis: A physiotherapist can perform a comprehensive assessment to determine the underlying cause of vertigo. They will evaluate your balance, coordination, eye movements, and perform specific tests to identify if BPPV is the cause of your symptoms.
Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers: If BPPV is diagnosed, a physiotherapist can perform canalith repositioning maneuvers which involve specific head and body movements to reposition the displaced crystals within the inner ear. By doing so, they can alleviate vertigo symptoms.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Exercises: Physiotherapists can design a customized exercise program known as vestibular rehabilitation. These exercises aim to improve the coordination and functioning of the vestibular system.
Balance Training: Vertigo can often disrupt a person’s balance, leading to an increased risk of falls. Physiotherapists can provide specific exercises and techniques to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.
Education and Lifestyle Modifications: Physiotherapists can educate individuals about their condition, teaching them strategies to manage vertigo symptoms in their daily life.