Patients who suffer from balance disorders and dizziness or vertigo can benefit from vestibular therapy, which is focused on inner ear issues that impact the body’s balance.
The symptoms of vestibular disorders can seriously impact a patient’s quality of life, making them afraid to go out alone for fear that an attack will strike at any time. It can also prohibit them from engaging in regular exercise programs for fear of bringing on an attack, and that in turn, can lead to other problems.
In essence, Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program that involves re-training the central nervous system for inner ear deficits.
VRT is successful in treating such vestibular problems as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s diseases, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis and reduced inner ear function.
We work with patients to retrain their brains so that they can better coordinate information from their inner ear balance organs, their eyes, and their proprioceptive system.
At Haney Physiotherapy we target both the primary and secondary problems related to vestibular disorders.
After a thorough assessment, a customized program is created unique to each patient’s issues.