Vestibular Disorders Treatment

Vestibular disorders affect the inner ear and brain, leading to symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, balance problems, and nausea. These symptoms can significantly impact daily life, making even simple tasks challenging. At Leap Physiotherapy, we’re committed to providing effective treatments for vestibular disorders, aiming to restore balance and improve your quality of life.

UNDERSTANDING VESTIBULAR DISORDERS

Vestibular disorders can arise from various causes, including inner ear infections, head injuries, aging, or can sometimes occur without a clear cause. Symptoms may vary but often include dizziness, a spinning sensation (vertigo), difficulties with balance, and nausea.

UNDERSTANDING POSITIONAL VERTIGO

One common cause of dizziness may be Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV occurs when there’s an imbalance in the vestibular system located in the ear that helps to maintain our sense of balance. These systems are closely linked with our eyes and can cause the eyes to move rapidly back and forth producing the sensation of the room spinning. A trained Physiotherapist will assess which ear is affected and in which direction through a series of head movements and eye tests. This type of vertigo can usually be resolved quickly and effectively with a series of specific maneuvers and home exercises.

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Our Approach to Vestibular Disorders Treatment:

Our goal at Leap Physiotherapy is to offer a tailored treatment plan that addresses the unique symptoms and challenges of each patient with a vestibular disorder.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT):

A specialized form of physiotherapy designed to alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders. VRT involves a series of exercises to improve balance, minimize dizziness, and increase general activity levels.

VRT will assist in retraining the vestibular system to overcome the signals that produce symptoms of dizziness through a series of head and body movements progressing from low to high intensity. Motions that typically cause symptoms will be broken down into slower, smaller movements that are non-provocative and gradually increased on an individualized basis with the goal of returning to normal daily functioning.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture:

Acupuncture can be beneficial in managing symptoms like nausea and dizziness associated with vestibular disorders, promoting relaxation and well-being.

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Education and Lifestyle Advice:

We provide patients with advice and strategies to manage their symptoms at home, including positioning techniques, and tips to avoid triggers of dizziness and vertigo.

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Don’t let dizziness and balance issues control your life. Schedule an appointment with Leap Physiotherapy today and take the first step towards regaining your balance and confidence.

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