Vestibular Rehabilitation involves careful assessment of your type of unsteadiness/imbalance so as to determine the likely cause of your dizziness and to devise a specific treatment plan and exercise program to decrease your symptoms and improve your safety and quality of life. Whether it be eye/head/balance activities or a combination of all, Vestibular Rehabilitation can be remarkably effective in dramatically reducing sensaton of dizziness, vestibular-related visual disturbances and unsteadiness that many people suffer from. No matter how long those symptoms have been present.
Dizziness is a broad term that is used to describe all manners of unsteadiness, lightheadedness, spinning sensations (themselves or the room they are in) loss of balance, etc. The type of dizziness you experience can be an important clue as to establishing the cause of your symptoms and therefore devising a specific an effective management strategy.
Vestibular Rehabilitation can be extremely effective in treating the 'dizziness' that can be the result of:
- BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
- Vestibular Neuritis
- Meniere's disease
- Some forms of "Stroke"
- Traumatic brain injury
- Post operative brain surgery
- General loss of balance associated with age