Vestibular therapy

shutterstock_313815335West 4th Physio associates Marj Belot, Suzanne Calli and Cassidy Swenson have specific post graduate training in the assessment and treatment of balance and  dizziness disorders. Book an appointment with Marj, Suzanne or Cassidy at 604 7309478

Dizziness, vertigo and feelings of imbalance are symptoms are commonly reported to health care professionals. Eighty percent of people aged 65 years and older have experienced dizziness, and BPPV, the most common vestibular disorder, is the cause of approximately 50% of dizziness in older people. These symptoms can disrupt a person’s normal daily activities and have a negative impact on ones’ quality of life.

Symptoms of vestibular dysfunction can include

  • Dizziness with certain head movements
  • Vertigo (a feeling that you or the room around you is moving)
  • Avoiding activities that provoke symptoms
  • General loss of balance
  • Neck pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

Vestibular therapy is rehabilitation for the brain, central nervous system, and the inner ear. Most symptoms are causes by an imbalance or poor connection in the pathways between the inner ear, eyes, the brain, and the spinal cord.The treatment uses specific exercises and hands-on techniques to improve dizziness, vertigo, and balance problems.